Daily Globe Sports
GARRETSON, S.D. — South Dakota swept the girls’ half of the Border Clash in Garretson, S.D., Saturday. Murray County Central, Edgerton and Hills-Beaver Creek all found themselves on the losing end in representing Minnesota. Vermillion dropped Murray County Central 58-38 in interstate girls basketball action. MCC will play a conference game against Edgerton on Thursday. Winner stifled Edgerton 55-26. Edgerton will face Heron Lake-Okabena tonight. Garretson outlasted Hills-Beaver Creek 44-39 in a low-scoring girls basketball game.
PIPESTONE — In a tight game between two solid Big South Conference boys basketball teams Friday night, Redwood Valley edged Pipestone Area 58-54. Cade Johnson scored 23 points to lead the Cardinals. Teammates Sam Pendleton and James Pendleton scored 14 and 11 points, respectively. Collin Moeller had 15 points for Pipestone Area. Brayden Baartman had 12. Boyer Bouman and Cooper Kathak scored eight points apiece. Redwood Valley moved to 11-3 on the season with the slim victory.
ADRIAN — Heron Lake-Okabena pulled away late in a tight contest to down Adrian 72-63. Senior guard Courtney Place was impressive for the Wildcats, totaling 23 points, 12 rebounds, eight blocks, five steals, and four assists. Andrea Hinkeldey led HL-O in scoring with 25 points. Kailey Wendland flirted with a double-double, scoring 11 points and dishing out nine assists. Elizabeth Thier scored a game-high 27 points for the Dragons. She also brought down 12 rebounds. Jodi Bents chipped in 23 points and 10 boards. HL-O moves to 5-0 in the conference and 7-4 overall.
JACKSON — Host Jackson County Central heated up in the second half Thursday, outscoring Luverne 31-20 after trailing 21-19 at halftime, to down the Cardinals 50-41 in a Big South Conference high school girls basketball contest. Kaylee Burmeister scored 19 points and Sydney Eddy added 12 to pace the Huskies. JCC made one field goal more than Luverne (16 to 15) and was much more proficient at the free throw line, converting 16 of 23 attempts compared to the Cardinals’ 11 of 23. Morgan Haugen scored 14 points to lead the Cards.
EDGERTON — Southwest Minnesota Christian defeated Edgerton 81-65 Tuesday to stay unbeaten in girls basketball Red Rock Conference play. Alexis Knutson had an impressive night for SWC. The senior led all scorers with 23 points along with eight steals and seven assists. Ann Pater and Tianna Top each scored 19. Top added 10 rebounds. Savannah Tinklenberg had a quiet but productive night, scoring eight and grabbing eight rebounds. Hope Veldkamp topped off the SWC effort with seven assists. Mia had a double-double for the Flying Dutchmen, scoring 18 and snagging 10 rebounds.
MOUNTAIN LAKE — Windom/Mountain Lake had little difficulty taking Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove to the mat Tuesday in high school wrestling action, but the real highlight occurred at 138 pounds in a battle of state-ranked wrestlers. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove junior Logan Axford and Windom/Mountain Lake senior Joe Fischenich took their match into overtime, where Axford came out the winner with a fall in 6:35. Axford is ranked No. 4 in Minnesota Class AA at 138 pounds according to The Guillotine. Fischenich is ranked No.
WINDOM — St. James Area knocked down clutch shots near the end of the game and defeated Windom Area in a tight contest Tuesday, 70-65. Jordan Sandmeyer scored 17 for St. James. Brady Stevens added 16. Kyle Antes led the Eagles with 23 while Austin Fast dropped 20. Windom’s record drops to 7-7 and it will take on Worthington on Friday. St. James Area 37 70 Windom Area 36 65 MLA 59, RRC 50 LAMBERTON — The Mountain Lake Area Wolverines outpaced the Red Rock Central Falcons 59-50 in Red Rock Conference action. Levi Stoesz piloted MLA with 18 points and three steals.
SIBLEY, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan held off a late LeMars Gehlen Catholic comeback effort Monday to pick up its first victory of the season. The Generals entered the game at 0-11 while the Jays were 3-7. S-O was outscored 29-19 in the second half, but had built up a big enough lead for a 52-51 victory. The second quarter was the difference-maker. Already holding a 16-12 lead, the Generals put up 17 in the second while allowing only 10. That gave them a healthy 33-22 advantage at the break. Gehlen chipped into the lead in the third and trailed just 45-39 entering the final frame.
ESTHERVILLE, Iowa — After a high-scoring first half ended in a 37-37 tie, Jackson County Central’s shut Estherville-Lincoln Central down in the second. The Midgets managed only five points in the third quarter and eight in the fourth. The Huskies continued to put up big numbers as they finished off a 72-50 nonconference win. JCC put five players into double-digit scoring. Jacob Christopher led the way with 15 points. Colton Timmer and Jordan Hutzler both notched double-doubles. Timmer had 14 points and 12 rebounds with Hutzler tallying 10 of each.
HULL, Iowa — Worthington had trouble finding an answer for 6-7 Western Christian junior Josh VanLingen Saturday. He finished the game with 26 points and the Trojans took an 85-59 nonconference loss. “They were good,” Worthington coach Clint Meyer said of the Wolfpack. “We have to find a way to create enough defense on the road. This was only our third road game, but we’ve come out flat and we did again in Hull. We had trouble matching up with Josh VanLingen.