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Girls basketball roundup: Sibley-O dumps Central Lyon; Morrow lifts H-LP

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan converted only four of 20 free throws, but still the Generals managed to win 43-41 over Class 1A’s defending state champion Central Lyon in a girls basketball game Friday night. 

Down by two points with the ball and 5.8 seconds to go, the Lions tried to get in position to tie or win but they turned the ball over.

Bridget Doeden led Sibley-Ocheyedan with 16 points. Jennifer Willemssen had 11 points and nine rebounds while teammates Kayla Ackerman came up with seven assists and Maleah Doeden three steals.

Sarah Halse and Angel Rasmussen both scored 12 points for Central Lyon.

Sibley-Ocheyedan (6-2) fared better from the field than at the free throw line, making 18 of 44 two-point field goals and one of eight from three-point range.

S-O 11 21 34 43

Central Lyon 7 16 29 41

Harris-Lake Park 48, North Union 39

LAKE PARK, Iowa — Noreen Morrow scored 28 points and pulled down 16 rebounds as Harris-Lake Park defeated North Union.

Sara Rolling scored 10 points to lead North Union.

The game was tight throughout the first half with North Union taking a 23-22 lead into halftime. Harris-Lake Park outscored its rival 10-2 in the third quarter using an aggressive pressing defense to force turnovers and easy baskets.

H-LP is 6-4 on the season.

North Union 11 23 25 39

H-LP 9 22 32 48

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 59, Ellsworth 49

WESTBROOK – Elizabeth Woelber’s 24 points and 10 rebounds helped Westbrook-Walnut Grove to hold on after fending off a comeback by Ellsworth.

The Chargers defended well. Morgan Dennistoun blocked four shots and Dayna Commnick denied three shots while adding 10 points, five assists and 12 rebounds. Maddy Johnson supplied 12 points for W-WG, which picked up its first win on the season. The Chargers now stand at 1-5 overall and 1-2 in the Red Rock Conference.

Alexa Huisman had a nice night for the Panthers in collecting 24 points. The loss drops Ellsworth to 1-3 on the year.

Ellsworth 20 49

W-WG 37 59

BOLD 70, Southwestern United 39

COMFREY – Bird Island-Oliva-Lake Lillian proved too much for Southwestern United as a game that had a 16-point margain at halftime turned into an utterly dominating victory.

The Wildcats’ Kailey Wendland netted 10 points and Courtney Place added eight points, seven rebounds, and nine assists.

Carly Sigurdson led the Warriors with a smashing 34-point performace.

SWU is now even on the year at 3-3.

SWU 18 39

BOLD 34 70

Wabasso 56, Red Rock Central 41

LAMBERTON – A game that was deadlocked 20-20 at halftime turned into a convincing win by undefeated Wabasso (7-0). Although the Falcons shot 79 percent (11-14) from the field and the Rabbits shot only 42 percent, Wabasso took a mammoth 50 shots and converted on 21 of them.

Red Rock Central couldn’t overcome the effective 1-2-2 three quarter trap that the Rabbits turned to in the second half, nor could they stop Wabbasso’s Chelsey Guetter, who scored 30 points. Also in double figures for the Rabbits was Karlee Eichten, who scored 11 points and seized seven rebounds. Morgan Frank had a team-high 12 rebounds for Wabasso and also added five rebounds.

For RRC, Olivia Bittner (13 points), Brooke Rasumussen (11) and Rachel Kedl (10) were all in double figures in the scoring column. Melanie Kedl dished out five assists for the Falcons. RRC battled back within four points with four minutes remaining, but the Rabbits bounded away from the Falcons and put the game away. RRC drops to 3-1 with the loss.

Wabasso 20 56

RRC 20 41

Windom Area 50, Jackson County Central 45

JACKSON — Rachel Sorensen’s skilled free throw shooting (18-20, 30 points) led Windom to a five-point victory in a Southwest Conference matchup. The Eagles were also assisted by Kelsey Hanefeld’s 12 points. Windom took advantage of their time at the charity stripe, shooting 79 percent there overall.

The Huskies were led by Kaylee Burmeister’s 16 points and Sydney Eddy chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds. Blaney Markman had nine points and four assists for JCC and Rachel Johnson contributed four assists as well. After the defeat, JCC fell to 1-7 on the year.

WA 26 50

JCC 20 45

Southwest Christian 62, Mountain Lake Area 58

MOUNTAIN LAKE — Southwest Christian came out on top in a closely contested game in Mountain Lake. Kassydi Vreeman led the Eagles with 12 points and Hope Veldkamp was also in double figures with 16 points.

Leading the charge for the Wolverines was Rachel Dukes with 22 points and eight rebounds.

Madelyn Regier scored 16 points for Mountain Lake Area, which drops to 1-3 on the season.

SWC 22 62

MLA 19 58