Daily Globe Sports
WORTHINGTON — Young hoopsters from three different states converged on Worthington Saturday for the 29th Annual Wild Turkey Boys Basketball Shoot-Out. Champions were crowed in five different age divisions ranging from grades 5-9. In all, 36 teams participated in the annual event with nearly 400 players showing their stuff on nine different courts. Worthington finished in the top three in two of those divisions. The Trojan sixth-graders took first place with Sioux Center Christian and Heron Lake coming in second and third, respectively.
MONTEVIDEO — After trailing by 15 points in the second half, Pipestone Area battled back, sending their Section 3AA boys basketball contest with Tracy-Milroy-Balaton into overtime. Pipestone picked up the OT win by a score of 68-65, advancing to the 3AA North Sub-Section final. Dominic Freese propelled the Arrows with 21 points, shooting 5 for 8 from three-point land. Brayden Baartman added 15 counters. T-M-B had a balanced night in the scoring department. Spencer Smith piloted the Panthers with 17 with 10 rebounds. Riley Kirk scored 16.
WINDOM — Capitalizing on a trio of strong scoring surges and tallying 18 more points (21-3) from behind the three-point arc Saturday night, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial ended the season for the host No.
EDGERTON — Southwest Minnesota Christian improved to 20-3 Friday night as the Eagles rolled past the Ellsworth Panthers. Lexi Knutson scored 14 points with seven steals. Hope Veldkamp added 12 points and six steals. Mariah Talsma also scored 12. Savannah Tinklenberg grabbed eight rebounds and Grace Buys dished out five assists. Devin Dreesen led Ellsowrth with 15 points.
HULL, Iowa — Harris-Lake Park led from start to finish as it took down Akron-Westfield 68-49 in the opening round of Class 2A District 2 playoffs. Jordan Kyle paced the Wolves with 25 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Bret Sohn and Skylar Cudmore scored 13 and 12 points, respectively.
ADRIAN — Fulda came back from a halftime deficit to take a 64-58 Red Rock Conference girls basketball win over Adrian Tuesday night despite a career-high 40 points for Dragons senior Elizabeth Thier. Thier’s scoring outburst gave her more than 1,000 points for her career. The win earned Raiders assistant coach Jessica Hogan her first varsity coaching win as she was filling in for head coach Greg Slaathaug. Sariah Cheadle finished with 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Fulda. Courtney Tiesler did her damage inside the arc and turned in 18 points.
PRINSBURG — Tracy-Milroy-Balaton edged Central Minnesota Christian 50-49 in a thrilling overtime Camden Conference championship boys basketball game on Tuesday night in Prinsburg. After trailing 19-4 in the first half, the Panthers battled back and took two leads in the second half. The Bluejays were able to retake the lead in both cases. A 41-41 deadlock sent the game to overtime before Spencer Smith converted on two free throws with 2.2 seconds left in the extra frame to propel T-M-B to victory. Smith guided the Panthers with 17 points.
FULDA — A career night from senior Bennett Appel propelled Fulda over Edgerton 86-83 on Monday night. Appel scored 27 in the second half alone on his way to an impressive 41 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds for the Raiders. Brett Cuperus added 22 counters. Brian Fenske contributed seven points, eight assists and five rebounds. Wyatt Butson paced the Flying Dutchmen with 27 points and six assists. Luke Drooger had 23 points and five assists. Mason Sluis filled the stat sheet with 15 points, five assists and five steals.
OKABENA — In a closely-contested Red Rock Conference high school girls’ basketball game between Fulda and Heron Lake-Okabena Saturday evening, the Wildcats of HL-O utilized a strong inside attack and a huge free throw advantage to hold off the hot-shooting Raiders. Fulda who netted nine shots from behind the arc and hustled for 16 offensive rebounds in the contest — which was played in front of a large Coaches Fighting Cancer crowd, gathered to help raise funds for Elliana Leopold, a two-year-old girl from Austin (her father, Tyler, is from Heron Lake), who has been taking treatments for Neur
LUVERNE — Host Luverne staked out a 35-21 halftime lead and maintained its distance Saturday in a 69-49 victory over St. James Area in a Big South Crossover boys basketball contest. Quinton Siebenahler scored 18 points for the Cardinals, and teammates Nicholas Overgaard and Nolan Sawtelle tallied 16 points apiece. Erik Wohnoutka contributed 11. Siebenahler also grabbed 16 rebounds. Brady Stevens scored 12 points for St. James Area. Teammate Jordan Sandmeyer had 17 rebounds in the losing cause. Luverne converted 18 of 32 free throws to St. James Area’s eight of 19. St.