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Girls basketball: Cheadle, Tiesler propel Fulda past MLA; Windom Area loses

MOUNTAIN LAKE —  Guards Sariah Cheadle and Courtney Tiesler had enormous nights for the Fulda Raiders as they took down the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines Thursday night in Minnesota high school girls’ basketball action.

Tiesler fired in a career-high 24 points, to go along with seven rebounds and four steals, while Cheadle — Fulda’s talented point guard —enjoyed an impressive double-double,  scoring  19 points and snagging 18 rebounds.

Fulda, trailing by six points at the half, came out a sharper and more ferocious team in the second half. The Raiders crashed the offensive glass and got on fast breaks as they took the lead — while MLA cooled down — and rode out the win.

Rachel Dukes led the Wolverines with 12 points and Brianna Soutthivong added ten.

Fulda 23 68

MLA 29 56

Redwood Valley 56, Windom Area 41

WINDOM —  Redwood Valley pulled away from the Windom Area Eagles in the second half to earn a victory.

Kayla Pohlen led the Cardinals with 18 points. Victoria Quast followed up with 15 of her own.

Windom was led by junior guard Jasmine Carlson with 11 points.

RV 26 56

WA 24 41

Murray County Central 59, Adrian 55

SLAYTON —  The Murray County Central Rebels prevailed in a closely-contested Red Rock Conference bout to improve to 7-8 overall and 7-4 in the conference.

Morgan Behrends led MCC with 28 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Rebekah Nysetvold chipped in 13 points and Sierra Iperen nabbed six steals to go with nine points. Angela Dahlgren also assisted six times.

Elizabeth Thier had 23 points, nine rebounds, and three steals for the Dragons. Bailey Grussing and Jodi Bends contributed 13 and nine points, respectively, while Nicole Slater grabbed nine rebounds.

Adrian 30 55

MCC 36 59

Southwest Christian 62, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 35

WESTBROOK — Trailing 14-13 with about ten minutes left in the first half, Southwest Minnesota Christian surged to end the half with a 19-4 burst to a post a 32-18 lead over the Chargers and eventually went on to claim victory.

Hope Veldkamp had 18 points for the Eagles and Tianna Top added 15.

Elizabeth and Emma Woelber led the Chargers with 12 and 8 points, respectively. Dayna Comnick did a little bit of everything; she grabbed seven rebounds, blocked five shots, stole the ball three times, and dished out five assists.

SWC 32 62

W-WG 18 35

Hills-Beaver Creek 60, Ellsworth 58

ELLSWORTH —  Turnovers kill, as Ellsworth found out firsthand in a tight loss to the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots.

Ellsworth had a chance late in the game to tie it but turned the ball over and H-BC was able to seal a win.

Alexa Huisman led the Ellsworth Panthers with 26 points. Hannah Mulder brought down 13 rebounds to go with nine points.

H-BC was led by Taylor Wingert with 15 points and Madison Fick with 11.

Ellsworth falls to 6-9 with the loss and is 4-7 in the conference.

H-BC 25 60

Ellsworth 26 58

Jackson County Central 57, Pipestone 49

PIPESTONE —  Free throws were abundant for the Jackson County Central Huskies and they made them count, knocking down 23 of 36 en route to defeating the Pipestone Area Arrows.

Kaylee Burmeister had a big all-around game for JCC with 19 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and four steals. Julia Schumann and Rachel Johnson each scored 11 points.

The Arrows were led by Libby Schneider with 11 points and freshman Rachel Skyberg had ten.

JCC improves to 6-10 and will face Martin County West next.

JCC 28 57

Pipestone 22 49

Edgerton 65, Red Rock Central 49

EDGERTON —  Edgerton rode their posts to victory over the Red Rock Central Falcons Thursday night.

The Flying Dutchmen dumped the ball inside to Tanner Gunnink time after time and she put up numbers. Gunnink finished with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Freshman Jenny Nelson scored 12 points and had four steals. Jessica Jasper grabbed ten rebounds and scored eight points, while Breanna Nelson added eight points and eight assists.

Cassandra Erickson led the Falcons with 14 points and seven rebounds. Taylor Price added ten points as well.

Edgerton improves to 8-7 and 6-5 in the conference. The Flying Dutchmen will travel to Ellsworth Monday night. RRC’s next matchup will be with the Adrian Dragons.

RRC 16 49

Edgerton 25 65

Southwestern United 73, Madelia 54

OKABENA — Scoring 40 points in the second half, Southwestern United broke away from a five-point edge and claimed a 19-point non-conference victory over the Madelia Blackhawks (2-14).

Improving to 10-5, the Wildcats received stellar contributions from several players, including double-figure scoring from the trio of Courtney Place (15), Alaina Klingenberg (14) and Kailey Wendland (13).

Place enjoyed a terrific all-around night with seven rebounds, seven assists, five steals and a trio of blocks, while Sarah Schmid (nine points), Gabi Stenzel (five assists) and Andrea Hinkeldey (five steals) were other key contributors for SWU.

Danielle Arndt and Cinthia Sotelo paced the Blackhawks with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

The Wildcats play at Westbrook-Walnut Grove Monday.

Madelia    28  54

SW United   33  73