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Girls basketball: Windom shows balance, SWU pulls past Luverne

WINDOM — Showing good balance, with four players in double figures, Windom Area topped Southwest Conference rival Jackson County Central 55-44 Tuesday night to advance to 10-4 on the season.

Jasmine Carlson led the Eagles with 15 points, while Kelsey Hanefeld scored 13 and both Rachel Sorensen and Leigh Hanefeld tallied 10. Sorensen was 10-for-12 at the free throw line.

Madison Maras pulled down eight rebounds for Windom.

Sydney Eddy scored 14 points and Kaylee Burmeister had 10 for Jackson County Central.

JCC 24 44

Windom Area 34 55

Southwestern United 78, Luverne 68

LUVERNE — Southwestern United came out on top in a closely contested non-conference battle with the Luverne Cardinals.

The Wildcats were led by Courtney Place and Andrea Hinkeldey, each scoring 23. Place also had seven rebounds, seven assists, and seven blocks. Sonja Peters contributed with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and six steals and Kailey Wendland added 12 points.

Tara Sudenga led the Cardinals with 26 while also grabbing eight rebounds. Morgan Haugan filled the stat sheet with 25 points, six rebounds, five assists, and five steals.

Luverne falls to 5-11 and will travel to Marshall on Friday.

SWU 34 78

Luverne 27 68

Ellsworth 67, Adrian 42

ELLSWORTH — The efforts of Hannah Mulder and Alexa Huisman helped the Ellsworth Panthers outlast the Adrian Dragons.

Huisman dropped in 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds while dishing out seven assists. Mulder scored 17 to go along with 12 rebounds and six assists.

Junior Elizabeth Thier led the Dragons with 13 points and Jodi Bents scored 10.

Adrian 19 42

Ellsworth 31 67

Edgerton 57, Hills-Beaver Creek 51

HILLS — Mia Wassink’s 14 points played a key role in Edgerton overcoming a double-digit halftime deficit to defeat Hills-Beaver Creek by a narrow margin. Breanna Nelson netted 12 points to help the Flying Dutchmen.

Megan Westrum scored 14 for the Patriots, while Taylor Wingurt and Madison Fick contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Edgerton 15 57

H-BC 28 51

Murray County Central 70, Red Rock Central 68

SLAYTON — Clutch free throws down the stretch allowed the Murray County Rebels to hold off the Red Rock Central Falcons in a very close Red Rock Conference feud.

MCC was led by Jade Giese with 18 points. Rebekah Nysetvold had 14 and Morgan Behrends scored 11.

RRC’s leading scorer was freshman Rachel Kedl with 22. Brooke Rasmussen dumped in 13 and Ramsey Poitter had ten.

RRC 30 68

MCC 31 70

Mountain Lake Area 58, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 41

MOUNTAIN LAKE —Stacey Harder scored 24 points to lead Mountain Lake Area to a 17-point win over Westbrook-Walnut Grove, while teammates Signey Stoesz and Rachel Dukes netted 12 and 10 points, respectively.

W-WG was led in scoring by Kaylee Mischke (12 points), while Mady Johnson claimed a team-leading 10 rebounds. Dayna Comnick (seven points, eigtht rebounds, four blocks, three assists) had a fine all-around game for the Chargers, who fell to 1-15 for the season.

W-WG 24 41

MLA 29 58

Sibley-Ocheyedan 47, Sioux Center 40

SIBLEY, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan saw a 16-point lead whittled down to two points in the third quarter, but hung on to improve to 10-6 overall and 9-5 in the Siouxland Conference.

Bridget Doeden scored 13 points and had nine rebounds. MaLeah Doeden scored 11 points.

Jill Vander Plaats tallied 16 points for Sioux Center.

Neither team converted a field goal in the fourth quarter.

Sioux Center 7 19 32 40

Sibley-O 10 25 39 47

Okoboji 60, Central Lyon 53

MILFORD, Iowa — Abbie Taylor with 18 points and Darby Jones with 17 helped Okoboji turn back visiting Central Lyon.

Sarah Hulse scored 23 points and had eight rebounds for the visitors.

Okoboji is 13-4 on the season and Central Lyon is 6-11.

Unity Christian 59, Harris-Lake Park 31

ORANGE CITY, Iowa —Harris-Lake Park played from behind all night long, as they tangled with the Unity Christian Knights, who are ranked third in Class 3A. Kelsey DeJong scored 17 points for the Knights (13-3).

The Wolves (12-5) were paced by 17 points and 13 rebounds from senior center Noreen Morrow.

H-LP 13 19 26 31

Unity Chr. 18 34 46 59