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Boys basketball: Harmening nears 1,000 rebounds


JACKSON — Featuring balanced scoring from three of its top players, Jackson County Central earned a Southwest Conference boys basketball win when it beat Pipestone Area at home, 65-60, Friday night in Jackson.

Zach Schwarting, a junior guard, scored 18 points for the night while senior Jon Harmening added 16 points and 14 rebounds. Darnell Taylor-Breck put up 12.

Harmening is just four rebounds away from 1,000 for the season. The Huskies’ next game is against Worthington in Worthington on Monday night.

The Arrows held a 33-31 lead at halftime before JCC held a slim advantage through much of the second half. Pipestone junior Boyer Bouman led his team with 22 points and center Collin Moeller had 11.

The game placed the Huskies at 13-8 on the season and 6-4 in the SWC while Pipestone Area fell to 9-11 overall and 5-7 in the league.

“It was a really hard-fought game,” JCC head coach Trent Sukalski said. “Pipestone played tough defense and we’re fortunate to come out of it with a win.”

Pipestone Area 33 60

JCC 31 65

Canby 78, Adrian 46

CANBY — Placing five players in double figures, Canby routed Adrian. Michael Slaba had 13 points while Zach Nuy and Josh Gallegos each had 12. McKinley Johansen and Kristian Leppke scored 10 each.

The Lancers, who led 37-20 at the half, outrebounded the Dragons 33-32 and committed just 12 turnovers to their rivals’ 20.

Nick Reyne scored 15 points to pace Adrian.

Canby 37 78

Adrian 20 46

Central Lyon 76, G-LR 54

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Tanner Ver Steeg’s 24 points weren’t enough to lift George-Little Rock over Central Lyon. The Lions got 23 points and 11 rebounds from Grant Metzger while tripping the Mustangs by 22.

Nic Lutmer had nine points and nine rebounds for Central Lyon and C.J. Roths added nine points and seven assists.

Austin Hayenga scored 14 points to help George-Little Rock’s cause.

Central Lyon is now 14-6 overall and 10-6 in the Siouxland Conference. G-LR is 7-12 and 5-11.

G-LR 12 23 36 54

Central Lyon 18 38 55 76

H-LP 61, GTRA 51

TERRIL — Brady Van Iperen and Cole Bosma both scored 18 points as Harris-Lake Park defeated host Graettinger-Terril-Ruthven-Ayrshire.

GTRA was led by Andy Geelan with 19 points, Conner Sturgill with 17 and Noah Stukey with 11.

H-LP 9 34 43 61

GTRA 13 26 36 51