Boys basketball: Gehrke hits 1,000
HILLS — Dylan Gehrke scored his 1,000th point to lead Hills-Beaver Creek to a 66-58 victory over Murray County Central Thursday in a high school boys basketball game.
Gehrke had a double double to go with his milestone, grabbing 12 rebounds to go along with his 27 points.
Carey Taubert added 13 points and Braden Ellingson scored 11.
Leading the way for MCC was Grant Rohrer with 17 points. Grant Everson tossed in 16 and Zach Ostman had 10.
H-BC 30 66
MCC 33 58
MLA 86, Adrian 55
MOUNTAIN LAKE —A steady all-around effort by Mountain Lake Area saw the Wolverines continue their perfect season with a comfortable 86-55 win over the Adrian Dragons.
Carter Kirk led the way for MLA collecting 17 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists. Cody Klassen pitched in 13 points. Josh Fast added a near double double with 12 points and nine rebounds. Josh Grev contributed 10 points and Andrew Hempeck lended eight assists.
Brady Lonneman scored 14 for the Dragons and Nick Reyne had 13.
MLA is now 11-0 and the Dragons fall to 3-8. The Wolverines will look to stay perfect on Monday as they travel to St. James.
Adrian 28 55
MLA 55 86
Ellsworth 64, SWU 51
OKABENA —The Ellsworth Panthers pulled away from a two-point halftime lead to defeat Southwestern United 64-51, on the road, in Okabena.
Ellsworth was paced with 20 points from Mitch Leuthold and 10 from Justin Kruse. Kruse also picked out nine rebounds in the game. SWU’s Brandon Thurk scored 15 and Trey Cranston offered 14 with eight rebounds. Zach Schumacher had eight rebounds for the Wildcats, who dropped to 4-5 overall and 3-2 in Red Rock Conference contention.
The Panthers are now 10-3 on the season and 6-1 in the league.
Ellsworth 25 64
SWU 23 51
SWC 81, Fulda 42
FULDA — Southwest Christian proved too much for Fulda to handle and stretched a commanding halftime lead into a dominant 81-42 victory. Nate Pfeifle led SWC with 17 points, followed by Leighton Sampson and Luke Nibbelink, who both scored 10 points on the night.
Josh Ramerth had a game-high 24 points for the Raiders, who drop to 1-9 on the 2013-14 campaign with the loss. Bennett Appel added eight points and seven rebounds.
Fulda grapples with Madelia on Saturday.
SWC 43 81
Fulda 24 42
TMB 62, RCW 26
RENVILLE – A balanced attack (seven players scored) led the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers to completely declaw their big cat rivals, the Renville County West Jaguars. The Panthers sported two players in double figures (Josh Kirk, 17 points, seven rebounds; and Spencer Smith, 11 points, five assists) and shot a healthy 64 percent from the two-point range.
RCW did not have a player in double figures, but was led in scoring by Colin Thompson with nine points. The Jaguars managed only 10 points in the entire second half.
Riley Kirk contributed eight points, four rebounds and two steals for TMB.
TMB 16 10 26
RCW 37 25 62
Spirit Lake 78, H-LP 35
LAKE PARK, Iowa — Second half dominance carried the Spirit Lake Indians to a blowout victory over Harris-Lake Park.
Spirit Lake was led by Alec Hendrickson with 30 points and Billy Brown with 15.
Brady Van Iperen had 11 points for Harris-Lake Park while Jordan Kyle grabbed seven rebounds and Cole Bosma dished out three assists.
Spirit Lake improves to 6-2 on the season and Harris-Lake Park falls to 6-5.
Harris-Lake Park will travel to Hull, Iowa to face off with Trinity Christian. Spirit Lake will clash with North Union in Estherville in its next matchup.
Spirit Lake 13 31 58 78
Harris-Lake Park 14 26 31 35