Daily Globe Sports
LUVERNE — One day after taking on a ranked opponent for the second time in six days, Luverne had to turn right back around for a Big South Conference battle with Waseca. It took the Cardinals — ranked No. 8 in Class A — a while to get going, but four goals in the third period helped them pull away for a 6-2 victory. “We didn’t play our best game,” Luverne coach Kullen Schroht said. “After a long weekend we definitely see some things that we need to work on. But these are the games that need to build your character. You find out what you’re made of.”
ADRIAN — Jodi Bents scored 20 points — nearly half of her team’s total — but it wasn’t enough for the Adrian Dragons as they dropped a 52-43 decision to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Saturday in a high school girls basketball contest. Bents pulled down 10 rebounds and teammate Mia Kunkel also had 10 rebounds. R-T-R had balanced scoring as Tina Haroldson tallied 16 points, Hallie Lingen had 13 and Ashlynon Wabeke 12.
DELL RAPIDS, S.D. — Adrian put together a dominant performance on its way to a team title at the Top of the Rock Tournament Saturday. Six Dragons won the championship in their weight class with four more taking second. That means 10 of their 15 entrants reached their respective finals bout. That paved the way to 229.5 points and the team title.
LUVERNE— Nick Overgaard scored 22 points, made five steals and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Luverne High School boys basketball squad to a 62-45 win over Blue Earth Area on Saturday. Teammate Quinton Siebenahler added 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Cardinals led 32-19 at halftime and held on. Cardinal Cole Bosch contributed nine points and Eric Wohnoutka had five assists to go along with his five points. Luverne connected on seven of 20 three-point attempts and made 16 of 27 tries from two-point range. Blue Earth Area made just two of 11 from long range.
LAMBERTON — Murray County Central improved its boys basketball record to 4-1 Friday with a 69-60 triumph over host Red Rock Central. The Rebels, whose only loss in the young 2015-16 season has been to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, got balanced scoring led by senior center Grant Rohrer. Rohrer scored 25 points but got help from Landon Luke with 12 points, Jack Erickson with 11 points and Noah Lupkes 10. For Red Rock Central, Sam Hansen tallied 23 points with four steals and five assists. Trevor Pederson had 10 points and Luke Engen pulled down six rebounds.
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — The Jackson County Central Huskies and Spirit Lake Indians live in different states, but the rivalry still exists between the two programs 20 miles away on Highway 71. On Friday, the Indians got the better of the Huskies by a score of 67-34. Spirit Lake, ranked No. 5 in Iowa Class 3A, evened JCC’s record at 1-1. Pipestone Area 53, Redwood 34 PIPESTONE — Pipestone Area eased past Redwood Valley 53-34. The Arrows led 21-15 at halftime. H-LP 49, South O’Brien 30
OKABENA — Putting four players in the double-figure scoring column, Heron Lake-Okabena won its first game of the new season, holding off a determined late-game run by Red Rock Central. The Wildcats (1-2 overall, 1-1 Red Rock Conference) received a double-double from senior veteran Travis Behrends (18 points, 12 rebounds, five steals), while Kurt Obermoller (12 points, six rebounds), Logan Knutson (11 points, six assists, three steals) and Matt Poppe (10 points, five rebounds) also tallied double digits.
WINDOM — The Eagle girls outmatched the Murray County Central Rebels in their opening game of the season. Windom Area’s solid defense was key to the win as it held the rebels to only 13 points in the first half and nine in the second. Junior Madison Maras was the leading player for the Eagles, scoring half of her team’s points and completing an additional seven rebounds. Next was Maurissa Isaacs who had 13 points and eight rebounds. Another top rebounder was Sami Bartelt who made seven.
SLAYTON — In an early-season boys basketball battle between two teams expected to make waves in 2015-16, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton used a strong first half en route to a 53-45 victory over host Murray County Central Tuesday night.
MARSHALL — Worthington had some offensive success Tuesday, but not enough to avoid being swept by Marshall on the road. The Trojan girls had some chances but couldn’t punch it into the back of the net in a 10-0 loss. Afterward, the Worthington boys fell victim to their lack of depth in a 9-2 Big South Conference loss.