Monday night high school sports roundup:
SWC 74, R-T-R 71
EDGERTON -- In a highly-anticipated matchup against two of the better boys basketball teams in southwest Minnesota, a weary Southwest Christian had enough gas in the tank to turn back defending Minnesota Class A champion Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Monday night.
A missed half-court 3-point shot by the Knights’ Carter Hansen missed, and Southwest came away with a three-point triumph.
“This is a huge win for us. This was our seventh game in 11 days … with one day of practice,” said SWC head coach Jamie Pap.
Jacob Van Dam scored 30 points and pulled down six rebounds for the Eagles. Trey Huisken scored 18 points, Kade Fey had 12 (and eight rebounds), and Avery Pater had 10 assists and five rebounds to pair with his eight points.
Cooper Hansen scored 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for R-T-R, and his brother Carter scored 21 with five rebounds and three assists.
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton led early, 23-11, but Southwest Christian came back to lead 36-34 at halftime. Both teams were cool at the free throw line, with R-T-R making just seven of 14 and SWC converting six of 14. But overall, said Pap, it was a well-played game by both teams. Both the Eagles and the Knights committed just 12 turnovers.
R-T-R 34 71
Southwest 36 74
MCC 71, RRC 69
SLAYTON -- Nate Everson and Jack Pierson scored 16 points apiece as Murray County Central eclipsed Red Rock Central in a tight game that was 35-35 at halftime.
Justin Benda had 11 points and Noah Boerboom added 10 for the Rebels, sho shot 46 percent from the field and made 10 of 22 3-point attempts.
Spencer Halland was outstanding in the losing cause for RRC, connecting on 14 of 18 field goals and finishing with 34 points. As a team, the Falcons made 58 percent of their field goal tries.
Tavian Ryker scored 12 points for RRC.
RRC 35 69
MCC 35 71
Minneota 90, Adrian 44
ADRIAN -- The Minneota Vikings ran away from Adrian as Logan Sussner scored 27 points, Noah Boerboom had 24, Alex Saltzer had 18 and Jacob Hennen scored 13.
Adrian got 14 points apiece from Noah Reyne and Christian Weidert.
The Dragons were cold from the field, making just 25 percent of their 2-point field goals and hitting five of 16 from 3-point range. Minneota converted 45 percent of its 2-pointers and nine of 17 from beyond the arc.
Minneota 51 90
Adrian 24 44
S-O 79, Okoboji 62
ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- Sibley-Ocheyedan defeated Okoboji 79-62 in an Iowa Class 2A, District 1 opener.
By winning, the Generals earned the right to advance to play Boyden-Hull in a quarterfinal contest Thursday at Boyden-Hull High School. Game time is 7 p.m.
B-H had a first-round bye in the tournament.
Meanwhile, George-Little Rock awaits an 8 p.m. Thursday game in the Class 1A, District 2 tournament. The Mustangs, who had a first-round bye, will play the winner of tonight’s (Tuesday) game between MMCRU and Clay Central-Everly.
Fulda 77, Edgerton 50
FULDA -- Victories have been hard to come by this season for the Fulda Raiders, but they earned one on Monday to go to 4-18 on the season.
Payton Marquardt scored 18 points, Tyler Madison had 17, Sam Cheadle had 14 and Logan Erdmann 11 as the Raiders stormed past the Flying Dutchmen.
Fulda converted nine 3-point shots in the first half and finished with 11 in all.
Mason Gilbertson and Brayden Kuiper scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, for Edgerton.
Edgerton 24 50
Fulda 40 77
MLA/C 67, Windom Area 49
WINDOM -- Shooting 46 percent from the field and holding Windom Area to 25 percent, Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey grounded the Eagles.
Rylie Tollefson scored 20 points for the winners while Lexi Toll had 14 points and Margo Stoesz 11.
MLA/C made 19 of 24 free throws.
Delaney Smith tallied 16 points for Windom Area while Allison Letcher added 13.
Windom Area 27 49
MLA/C 33 67
Ellsworth 50, Adrian 47
ELLSWORTH -- Sierra Smith led Ellsworth with 17 points in a tight game with Adrian.
Kallie Chapa scored 13 points for the Panthers, and Morgan Dreesen had 11 points and three assists.
For Adrian, Bailey Lonneman scored 16 points with 15 rebounds. McKinley Nelson had 10 points. Moriah Bullerman had five assists.
Adrian 26 47
Ellsworth 25 50
New Ulm 3, Windom Area 2 (OT)
WINDOM -- Windom Area’s Kyle Espenson scored the first two goals of the game, but they didn’t hold up. New Ulm got goals by AJ Arneson and Josh Seidl in regulation, then another by Glavine Schugel in overtime for the win.
New Ulm out-shot the Eagles 34-28.
New Ulm 1 0 1 1 -- 3
Windom Area 2 0 0 0 -- 2