Boys basketball: RRC tips Edgerton

DAILY GLOBE EDGERTON -- The Flying Dutchmen gave the Red Rock Central Falcons a run for their money, but the Falcons prevailed Thursday night in a Red Rock Conference boys basketball clash, 58-49.Leading the winning offense were sophomores Trevor...


EDGERTON - The Flying Dutchmen gave the Red Rock Central Falcons a run for their money, but the Falcons prevailed Thursday night in a Red Rock Conference boys basketball clash, 58-49.
Leading the winning offense were sophomores Trevor Pederson, who had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Ismael Pintor who scored 11. Taylor Bunting and Sam Hansen each contributed nine points, and Bunting and Pintor both had six assists.
Mason Sluis was the top scorer for the Flying Dutchmen with 17 points. Luke Drooger had seven assists, and he also scored 11 points. Trevor Fluit completed five steals and Thad Gunnink had five rebounds.
The win brings the Falcons’ record to 8-11. Edgerton is 8-6.
RRC 26 58
Edgerton 16 49
Marshall 71, Luverne 30
MARSHALL - The home Tigers asserted their dominance over the Luverne Cardinals in a Big South Conference matchup.
Marshall came out very strong to create a 23-point lead by the end of the first half. The Cardinals did slightly better in the second and were only outscored by 18 points.
The Tigers offense was well distributed with three players scoring 13 points. They were Zach Bloemker, Drew Hmielewski, and Jacob Hess. Trey Lance was also a double-digit scorer with 12. The leading rebounder was Weston Baker Magrath who had seven, and Hess completed four.
Luverne was led by two of its seniors, Erik Wohnoutka and Quinton Siebenahler. The pair each scored nine points, with Wohnoutka also completing four rebounds and four steals.
Marshall maintains an 18-3 record. The Cardinals are 8-12.
Luverne 13 30
Marshall 36 71
MLA 64, W-WG 54
WESTBROOK - The Mountain Lake Area Wolverines picked up an early lead and defeated the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers.
Levi Stoesz led the Wolverines (11-6) in scoring 23 points and Ryan McCue put up 14.
For W-WG (7-11), sophomore Tyson Elzenga had the most points with nine.
MLA 37 64
W-WG 28 54
T-M-B 76, Lakeview 59
TRACY - The visiting Lakeview Lakers outscored the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers by a point in the second half, but they couldn’t recover from the first half’s deficit.
The Panthers started scoring right away to create a 41-23 lead by halftime, and that was enough to stay on top.
Josh Kirk scored a game-high 28 points for T-M-B. Spencer Smith completed six rebounds and added 15 points, and Riley Kirk scored 12 points. Derek Larson had the most assists with seven.
The Lakers had two players scoring in double digits. Darrien Walin led with 14 points and Jacob Neu made 13.
The Panthers have a three-game winning streak for a 17-3 record.
Lakeview 23 59
T-M-B 41 76
H-BC 69, HL-O 34
OKABENA - Zach Scholten scored 24 points, while Stuart Plimpton (16) and Trenton Bass (10) combined for 26 more as Hills-Beaver Creek pulled away from Heron Lake-Okabena.
The Wildcats had several leads early in the game, but the Patriots opened up a 12-point halftime advantage and dominated the second half.
H-BC (8-10, 7-4) was 21-of-30 at the free throw line, including a six-of-six performance by Plimpton.
HL-O (2-16, 2-9) was led by juniors Kurt Obermoller (12 points, seven rebounds) and Logan Knutson (nine points, four assists, two steals). Travis Behrends and Matt Poppe each claimed six rebounds for the Wildcats, who play at Mountain Lake Monday.
The Patriots host league-leading Murray County Central (19-2, 12-0) Monday.
H-BC 33 69
HL-O 21 34
MCC 75, Adrian 39
ADRIAN - MCC dominated in every area against Adrian. The Rebels jumped out to a convincing 45-14 halftime lead and coasted to victory in the second half.
MCC was led senior by Grant Rohrer. The 6-6 center dropped 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds as well. Noah Lupkes put up 12 points and racked up seven boards.
Defensively for MCC, Jack Erickson and Kyle Schreier had good showings. The duo each had four steals apiece.
Mitchell Lonneman and Zach Hendel each had 12 points for the Dragons.
MCC is 19-2. Adrian is 5-12.
MCC 45 75
Adrian 14 39
Ellsworth 53, Fulda 49
ELLSWORTH - The Ellsworth Panthers had a convincing 30-18 halftime lead. However, a late push by the Fulda Raiders narrowed the gap to on four points. Ellsworth held on to win 53-49.
Malik Herman led the Panthers with 20 points and nine rebounds. Brandon Kramer and Bobby Walkowaik also had good performances. Respectively, Kramer had 15 points and Walkowaik had eight points and seven rebounds.
Fulda was led by sophomore Leighton Gehl. The guard hit a barrage of 3-pointers on his way to 20 points. Justin Dierks also chipped in nine points and seven assists.
Ellsworth advances to 6-13 overall (5-7 Red Rock Conf.) as Fulda falls to 4-16 overall.
Fulda 18 49
Ellsworth 30 53

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