Boys basketball: Second half belongs to MCC

DAILY GLOBE SLAYTON -- Murray County Central turned a four-point halftime lead into a 25-point victory over Fulda in boys basketball Thursday. The Rebels outscored the Raiders 40-19 in the second half for the Red Rock Conference victory. Cole Bas...


SLAYTON - Murray County Central turned a four-point halftime lead into a 25-point victory over Fulda in boys basketball Thursday.
The Rebels outscored the Raiders 40-19 in the second half for the Red Rock Conference victory.
Cole Bassett led MCC with 24 points and five steals. Grant Rohrer had a big double double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Jack Erickson finished with 12 points.
Fulda was led by Justin Dierks, who finished with 12 points. Brian Fenske finished with 11 points for the Raiders.
Fulda (2-4) hosts Wabasso Saturday, while MCC (5-1) is at Southwest Christian Tuesday.
Fulda 31 50
MCC 35 75
H-BC 75, HL-O 47
HILLS - Zach Scholten scored a game-high 26 points to go with 11 rebounds to lead Hills-Beaver Creek past Heron Lake-Okabena for the Patriots’ first win of the young season.
Josh Kueter and Stewart Plimpton each scored 10 points, while Cooper Vaughn filled the stat sheet for the Patriots (1-3). He finished with eight points, 10 steals and six assists for H-BC, which hosts West Lyon Saturday.
HL-O was led by Logan Knutson’s 12 points. Travis Behrends finished with 11 points and nine rebounds.
HL-O 25 47
H-BC 38 78
Edgerton 64, Ellsworth 52
EDGERTON - The home Flying Dutchmen triumphed over the Ellsworth Panthers.
Edgerton was only up by five points at the end of the first half and was able to increase that to 12 by the final buzzer.
The key player for the Flying Dutchmen was Mason Sluis who had 24 points and eight rebounds. Trey Gilbertson also had eight rebounds. The next leading scorer was Dayne Niemeyer who had 19 points, followed by Luke Drooger who had 11 points, seven assists, and four steals.
For Ellsworth, senior Trei Hinrichs led with 20 points. Trailing him was Malik Herman who had 10 and an additional 12 rebounds. Jared Leuthold and Bobby Walkowaik each had four assists.
Edgerton improves to 3-1 and will play Heron Lake-Okabena on Tuesday. Ellsworth is 2-3.
Ellsworth 20 52
Edgerton 25 64
SWC 70, Adrian 44
EDGERTON - Southwest Christian’s Levi Vander Woude had 17 points with an additional 10 rebounds, four assists, and four steals in Thursday’s victory over Adrian. Colby Den Herder and Jeremy Vander Woude each scored 14 points. Den Herder also completed nine rebounds and seven steals.
The primary contributor for Adrian was Mitchell Lonneman who had 17 points and eight rebounds.
SWC rises to 3-1 overall. and will play Murray County Central on Tuesday. The Dragons drop to 2-3 and will meet George-Little Rock on Saturday.
Adrian 22 44
SWC 31 70
JCC 78, Redwood 66
JACKSON - The Huskies outmatched the Redwood Valley Cardinals with three strong upperclassmen scoring in double digits.
Jackson took control and improved steadily throughout the entire game.
Its top scorer was Matt Ringkob who had 22 points and seven rebounds. The leading rebounder was Colton Timmer who had 10 as well as 20 points. Junior Jacob Christopher had the most assists with six and an additional 17 points.
For the Cardinals, James Pendleton led with 25 points. Senior Colten Minkle followed him with 15 points.
The Huskies keep a perfect 3-0 record and will travel to Marshall on Tuesday. Redwood’s record is 2-3.
Redwood 38 66
JCC 43 78
WWG 48, RRC 43
WESTBROOK - Red Rock Central was up at the first half, but the home Chargers regained the floor steal the victory on Thursday night.
The Falcons were up by seven at the half, but Westbrook-Walnut Grove outscored them 30-18 in the second for the win.
Randy Knutson led the Chargers with 12 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks. Sophomore Kyle Kuehl followed close behind scoring 11.
For Red Rock Central, Trevor Pederson had the most points with 12 and Luke Engen had 10.
The Chargers improve to 2-3 and will face Ellsworth Tuesday. The Falcons drop to 1-4.
RRC 25 43
WWG 18 48
Sheldon 58, G-LR 51
GEORGE, Iowa - Sheldon held on despite a torrid George-Little Rock comeback for a 58-51 Siouxland Conference victory.
The Orabs held a 40-32 at the end of three quarters. That lead grew to as many as 17 points before the Mustangs began to chip away. They eventually got within a single bucket - three points - before Sheldon regained command.
Ian Jongewaard finished with 20 points and eight rebounds for Sheldon with Jaden Kleinhesslink adding 11 points. Sophomore Josh Haken led G-LR with 19 points and five rebounds. Jayden Mauldin notched 16 points, five boards and four assists while Austin Jensen poured in 10.
Sheldon 16 32 40 58
G-LR 10 24 32 51
Sioux Center 60, CLyon 58
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa - In a contest between top Siouxland Conference heavyweights, no team every led by more than four points.
Both Central Lyon and Sioux Center entered the game unbeaten. It was the Warriors who emerged unscathed with a 60-58 victory.
Lions’ junior Riley Van Wyhe scored a game-high 22 points with CJ Roths scoring 18 to go with seven assists. Cade Knobloch finished with 14 points.
Matt Van Engen and Tyus Arends led Sioux Center with 21 and 19 points.
Sioux Center 11 23 40 60
Central Lyon 10 27 36 58

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