Boys basketball: Ellsworth wins tight one with HL-O

DAILY GLOBE ELLSWORTH -- Trei Hinrichs was clutch for Ellsworth on Thursday.The Panthers' senior guard stepped up and then some during crunch time of a 54-48 Red Rock Conference win over Heron Lake-Okabena.Hinrichs -- who finished with a game-hig...


ELLSWORTH - Trei Hinrichs was clutch for Ellsworth on Thursday.
The Panthers’ senior guard stepped up and then some during crunch time of a 54-48 Red Rock Conference win over Heron Lake-Okabena.
Hinrichs - who finished with a game-high 19 points - scored 11 of his team’s final 13 points to put the game on ice. That included a 6-for-6 showing at the free throw line.
Malik Herman did his part as well, pouring in 17 points and grabbing six rebounds. Bobby Walkowaik added nine while Jared Leuthold had six assists.
Travis Behrends had a big night for the Wildcats. The senior forward tallied 17 points, seven boards, five steals and three assists. Logan Knutson scored 10 and dished out four dimes. Kurt Obermoller added eight points.
Ellsworth (4-10 overall, 3-6 Red Rock) hosts Tracy-Milroy-Balaton tonight. HL-O (1-13 overall, 1-6 Red Rock) is at Fulda on Saturday.
HL-O 21 48
Ellsworth 23 54
MLA 85, Fulda 46
MOUNTAIN LAKE - The Wolverines asserted their dominance over the Fulda Raiders at home in a Red Rock Conference matchup.
Senior Ryan McCue led Mountain Lake Area with 26 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Levi Stoesz added 19 points and two steals, and Marcus Boyd scored 12 points.
Justin Dierks and Cody Frodermann each scored 16 points for the Raiders.
Mountain Lake has a record of 8-4 and will host Southwest Minnesota Christian today. Fulda falls to 3-13.
Fulda 21 46
MLA 42 85

JCC 74, Luverne 49
LUVERNE - The Luverne Cardinals gave the JCC Huskies fits in the first half. The home team was only down by eight going into the break. However, the Huskies outscored the Cardinals 42-25 in the second half to claim victory.
Matt Ringkob had a game- high 26 points to lead the Huskies. The senior guard also had eight rebounds and four steals. JCC’s second leading scorer was Colton Timmer with 13 points, and Bodey Behrends followed Timmer up with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
For Luverne, the senior duo of Nick Overgaard and Quinton Siebenahler combined for 30 points. Each player had 15 points.
JCC (12-3) will host Marshall on Tuesday and Luverne (6-8) will travel to Garretson, SD on Saturday.
JCC 32 74
Luverne 24 49
T-M-B 79, RCW 39
RENVILLE - Tracy-Milroy-Balaton got everything they wanted Thursday night. The Panthers played stellar on both sides of the court.
For the Panthers, Josh Kirk had a game high 20 points. Brady Lanoue added 18 points and four rebounds.
Spencer Smith put up 17 points of his own and grabbed three rebounds.
For RCW, Brady Holwerda led his team with 14 points.
T-M-B advances to 13-2 overall and will take on Ellsworth Friday in Ellsworth.
T-M-B 46 79
RCW 27 39
Edgerton 56, W-WG 53
EDGERTON - Edgerton’s Luke Drooger hit a clutch 3-pointer at the end of regulation to tie everything up at 46. In overtime it was the Flying Dutchmen who prevailed over the Chargers of W-WG.
Senior center Randy Knutson did all he could for the Chargers. Knutson finished with a team-high 14 points. Matt Kleven wasn’t far behind, finishing with 12 points to help the Charger cause.
Mason Sluis and Dayne Niemeyer both had 16 points to lead the way for Edgerton. Drooger also added nine points and five assists of his own. In the rebounding column Trevor Fluit and Thad Gunnink each grabbed 10 boards.
Edgerton advances to 7-2 with the victory and will face off against Luverne on Monday. With the loss W-WG falls to 6-8 and will host Adrian on Saturday.
W-WG 24 53
Edgerton 23 56
SWC 70, RRC 68
LAMBERTON - In a barn burner of a game, the Eagles of Southwest Christian edged the Red Rock Central Falcons. RRC got down by as much as nine in the second half but fought back to make it close. In the closing seconds Garrett Marsh threw up a potential game-winning half court heave that went in and out for the Falcons.
The Eagles were led senior forward Levi Vander Woude, who had a team high 16 points. Jeremy Vander Woude also had a quality night for SWC. The junior had 15 points.
Trevor Pederson led all scorers with 20 points for RRC. The junior center also pulled in a team high 10 rebounds. Taylor Bunting also did well, totaling 13 points and dishing out six assists.
Other notable performances for the Falcons came from Brady Rasmussen who had nine points and seven assists.
SWC goes to 7-5 overall and RRC falls to 6-8 overall.
SWC 37 70
RRC 35 68
H-BC 69, Adrian 63
ADRIAN - Hills-Beaver Creek picked up a key Red Rock Conference win over Adrian Thursday night.
For H-BC, Stuart Plimpton finished with 22 points off 9-of-14 shooting. Down low, Zach Scholten showed off his skills in the post. The junior dropped 17 points and collected 10 rebounds.
Other notable performances came from Cooper Vaughn (nine points) and Josh Kueter (six points).
Adrian spread the scoring around Thursday. The Dragons had eight different players score and three reach double digits. Zach Hendel put up 20 points and pulled in seven rebounds, Mitchell Lonneman had 13 points, and Frank Serrao chipped in 10 points.
The Dragons (4-9) will take on W-WG Tuesday in Westbrook and H-BC (4-8) will travel to Lamberton to take on RRC.
Adrian 35 69
H-BC 38 63

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