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Monday prep sports roundup: MLA boys taken down on the road, Luverne tops Edgerton

ST. JAMES — Mountain Lake Area’s Andrew Hempeck eclipsed his school’s all-time assists record, but that wasn’t enough, in a boys basketball game played Monday night.

St. James improved to 11-1 with an 82-63 victory while dropping Mountain Lake Area to the same mark.

The Wolverines had Carter Kirk leading the way with 28 points and 10 rebounds, Hempeck scored 11 to go with 10 assists. Cody Klassen offered 11 points.

St. James seniors Zach Brandts and Walker Froehling came alive for 36 and 32 points, respectively.

Mountain Lake Area travels to Southwestern United tonight.

MLA 35 63

St.James 43 82

Luverne 83, Edgerton 57

LUVERNE — Nolan Sawtelle had 15 points, Blake Ziegler 14 and Josh Slieter 11 as Luverne defeated Edgerton Public.

The Cardinals took control of the game in the first half, taking a 54-26 lead into intermission.

Though the Cardinals were less than sharp from three-point range, hitting just six of 21 attempts, they converted more than half of its two-point tries, 21 of 41. Sawtelle, Slieter and Zane Hiller all had five rebounds for the Cards, and Slieter had six assists to go along with four steals.

Nate Paulsen and Riley Van Klei had 12 points apiece for Edgerton. Wyatt Butson added 11 points. Van Klei had eight rebounds.

Edgerton 26 57

Luverne 54 83

Windom Area 81, Adrian 72

ADRIAN — Jacob Gotto scored 30 points as Windom Area got the jump on host Adrian. Jeff Pfeffer added 14 points and Bryce Bever 11.

Adrian (4-8) was paced by Nick Reyne with 23 points. Taylor Recker had 19. Brady Lonneman had 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Windom Area hit 46 percent of its field goals compared to Adrian’s 38 percent. The Drag-ons turned the ball over 22 times.

Windom Area 38 81

Adrian 32 72

JCC 82, Estherville-LC 70

JACKSON — Getting good balance, Jackson County Cen-tral dumped Estherville-Lincoln Central to improve to 8-6 on the season.

The Huskies, who led 41-27 at halftime, got 22 points and 17 rebounds from senior center Jon Harmening. Darnell Taylor-Breck had 17 points, Zach Schwarting 14 and Brady Place 11. Bodey Behrends had 10 rebounds to go along with his seven points.

Through most of the year, JCC has been a good three-point shooting team. But the Huskies hit just three on Monday. They made 23 of 35 free throws, however, to Estherville-Lincoln Central’s 22 of 33.

Estherville-LC 27 70

JCC 41 82

Girls basketball

Canby 77, Fulda 71 (OT)

FULDA — Natalie Binius scored 22 points and netted a three-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime as Canby went on to top Fulda.

Canby then made its first four shots of the overtime period. Fulda was not able to recover.

Morgan Merritt scored 18 points, Richelle Kalhoff had 13 and Brandi Merritt 10 for Canby.

Fulda (8-3) was led by Sariah Cheadle with 31 points and 10 rebounds. Melissa Gehl had 28 points and 10 rebounds and Courtney Tiesler added nine points.

Canby 36 67 77

Fulda 20 67 71

Windom Area 59, Adrian 45

ADRIAN — Windom Area’s Kelsey Hanefeld scored 18 points to aid her Eagles past Adrian on the road in non-conference play.

Madison Maras added nine points for Windom Area and Rachel Sorensen offered eight.

Elizabeth Their paced Adrian with 14 points, 10 boards and five assists. Jodi Bents scored 12 points.

Adrian coughed up 24 turnovers in the game and, on the charity stripe, Windom Area shot at a 90 percent clip.

Windom Area improved to 8-3 with the win and Adrian is 1-10.

Windom Area 35 59

Adrian 22 45

JCC 60, Estherville-LC 34

JACKSON — With strong efforts from juniors Kaylee Burmeister and Rachel Johnson, Jackson County Central bounced Estherville-Lincoln Central in an interstate matchup.

Burmeister exploded for 35 points, including seven three-pointers. Johnson had a bal-anced night, scoring seven points, picking out seven steals and dishing out four assists.

The win was JCC’s fourth of the season (4-8).

Caitlyn Clayton paced E-LC with 11 points.

JCC hosts Redwood Valley tonight.

Estherville-LC 24 34

JCC 31 60

SWC 67, MCC 43

SLAYTON — Southwest Christian, led by three players in double figures, defeated Murray County Central, 67-43.

Tianna Top put up 17 points for SWC. Savannah Tinkelberg and Hope Veldkamp each contributed 10.

MCC was paced by 18 points from Jared Giese and 10 from Morgan Behrends.

Southwest Christian moves to 7-3 overall with the win. MCC is 4-6.

SW Christian 34 67

MCC 19 43

Edgerton 48, Lincoln-HI 40

IVANHOE — Tanner Gunnink scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a 48-40 win for Edgerton over Lincoln-HI.

Marissa Fey scored all of her dozen points in the second half and handed out five assists. Mia Wassink had 11 rebounds.

Lincoln-HI guard Heidi Pavek scored 12 points.

Edgerton improved to 6-4.

Edgerton 20 48

Lincoln-HI 25 40

Spirit Lake 63, Sibley-Ocheyedan 50

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — Spirit Lake pulled away through the third and fourth quarters to hand Sibley-Ocheyedan its fifth loss of the season, 63-50.

The Generals claimed the lead, in a close game, midway through the third quarter. The Indians answered the call and finished the game out in the fourth quarter.

Bridget Doeden led Sibley-Ocheyedan, now 7-5 on its season, with 23 points and 16 rebounds.

Sibley-Ocheyedan hosts Sheldon Friday night.

S-O 11 24 35 50

Spirit Lake 15 29 48 63

Girls hockey

Marshall 5, Windom Area 0

WINDOM — In a Southwest Conference girls hockey clash, Marshall upended Windom Area, 5-0, on the Eagles’ home ice.

Eighth-grader Emily Steen, in net for Windom Area, racked up 40 saves on the night. The Eagles put together nine shots of their own offensively.

The Tigers are now 9-10-1 on the season. Windom Area — 2-12-1 with their loss —travels to St. Peter/Lesueur-Henderson Saturday.

Marshall 2 1 2 — 5

Windom Area 0 0 0 — 0