Daily Globe Sports
LAMBERTON — Four players scored in double figures as the Red Rock Central girls basketball team earned a 67-29 Red Rock Conference victory over Ellsworth Friday night. The Falcons (3-4, 2-2) jumped out early and led 39-19 at halftime. They then clamped down on the defensive end and allowed only 10 points to the Panthers in the second half. Rachel Kedl led all scorers with 17 points for Red Rock Central. She added seven rebounds and five blocks. Taylor Price scored 14 points to go with 11 rebounds and five assists.
LUVERNE — Luverne’s power play was the story of the night Saturday in the Cardinals’ 8-1 romping of Providence Academy in boys hockey action. The Cardinals really made Providence Academy pay for getting in the box as Luverne went 4-for-4 in the power play. Kasyn Kruse opened up the scoring only one minute and five seconds into the game on an even strength goal assisted by Jake Aukes and Nick Behrend. That was followed up by Chaz Smedsrud’s unassisted goal.
COMFREY — Andrea Hinkeldey was outstanding in the third-place game as Heron Lake-Okabena defeated BOLD at the Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Tournament . Hinkeldey’s 25 points and nine rebounds earned her an all-tournament team selection. Kailey Wendland was good all-around, scoring eight, grabbing 11 boards and dishing out seven assists.
WINDOM — Kyle Antes broke a Windom Area school record Friday night, hitting nine three-point shots in the Eagles’ boys basketball victory over Jackson County Central. The victory didn’t come easy, however. JCC kept itself in striking distance all game and set itself up for a last second three pointer that fell just short. Antes finished with 32 for Windom, all in the first half. Austin Fast tacked on 19 and Sam Huska 11. Bodey Behrends led the Huskies with 19 points.
WINDOM—In a girls basketball battle between conference foes Jackson County Central and Windom Area, the Huskies defeated the Eagles 78-61 Friday. JCC had a big night on the boards with 19 offensive rebounds. Also, the Huskies converted on 30 field goals, while the Eagles only made 19. Jackson County Central was led by Sydney Eddy, who dropped 19 points and brought in 11 rebounds.
REDWOOD VALLEY — Four Worthington Trojans, five from Wabasso/Red Rock Central and three from Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove wrestled into today’s semifinal round Friday at the Redwood River Riot. Trojans Hser Eh Pwae (106 pounds), Hser Moo Pwae (113), Vince Riley (170) and Carson Hagen (195) advanced through first and second-round matches Friday to stay alive today for individual championships. Wabasso/RRC advanced Zeke Johnson (120), Mitchell Fulton (145), Josh Altermatt (160), Jordan Schroepfer (182) and Jared Welch (220) through to the semis while TMB/WWG advanced Daulton Car
LAMBERTON — Taylor Recker had a big night for the Adrian Dragons as they rolled the Wabasso Rabbits in the first round of the Red Rock Central Tournament. In another RRC Tournament game, Red Rock Central beat Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 56-54. Recker scored 26 for Adrian. Mitchell Lonneman also had a nice night, scoring 18. Tony Franta led the Wabasso effort with 12 points, Eli Lunde added 10. Red Rock Central got some big buckets down the stretch to edge R-T-R. The Falcons trailed 54-50 late when Taylor Bunting nailed a clutch three-pointer.
EDGERTON — Using balanced scoring, Southwest Christian improved to 5-0 with a 74-49 victory over Red Rock Conference opponent Murray County Central in Thursday night girls basketball. The Eagles got 19 points from Tianna Top, 14 from Mariah Talsma, 13 from Alexis Knutson and 10 from Hope Veldkamp. Ann Pater contributed nine rebounds and Savannah Tinklenberg seven rebounds. Jade Giese scored 13 points and had eight rebounds for MCC. Morgan Behrends, who missed most of the second half due to injury, had 12 points and 13 rebounds.
MARSHALL — Turnovers and rebounding were problem areas for Jackson County Central Friday when it was handed a 65-21 Big South Conference girls basketball loss at Marshall Tuesday. The Tigers turned 32 turnovers into 30 points while tallying 20 second-chance points off of the offensive glass. JCC added only four points to its total in the second half. Kaylee Burmeister led the Huskies with eight points. Sarah Buysse and Marah Mulso finished with 12 and 11 points to pace a balanced Marshall scoring attack. JCC (3-3 overall) will try to get back on track at 6 p.m.
ADRIAN — Westbrook-Walnut Grove shot the lights out Tuesday in its Red Rock Conference boys basketball contest at Adrian. Still, it had to battle to the end. The Chargers were electric in the first half, making 17-of-24 shots from the field. That gave them a 46-36 lead, but the Dragons were equally as effective. They went 11-for-23 from three-point range to keep things close. Though, W-WG held on for a 76-73 win. Anthony Ross went 5-for-8 from behind the arc in the first half alone, making him one of three Chargers already in double figures scoring before the intermission.