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Friday prep roundup: Adrian boy cagers top HL-O

BOYS BASKETBALL OKABENA -- Ryan Wieneke scored 19 points, pulled down 16 rebounds and dished off four assists as the Adrian Dragons pulled away from Heron Lake-Okabena after intermission for a 61-48 boys basketball victory Friday night. Wieneke, ...

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Heron Lake-Okabena Wildcat Ben Sheldahl (42) goes up against Adrian guard Ryan Wieneke in Friday night boys basketball. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

BOYS BASKETBALL OKABENA -- Ryan Wieneke scored 19 points, pulled down 16 rebounds and dished off four assists as the Adrian Dragons pulled away from Heron Lake-Okabena after intermission for a 61-48 boys basketball victory Friday night.

Wieneke, a 6-4 senior guard, scored 14 of his points in the second half after 5-9 senior guard Brady Henning scored all 14 of his points in the first half when Adrian built a 30-25 lead.

The Dragons clamped down on the Wildcats in the opening minutes of the second half and once owned a 22-point lead, 52-30. HL-O sliced the gap to 11, 59-48, before the Dragons ran out the clock and sealed the verdict with a pair of free throws.

Adrian (2-2 overall, 2-1 in the Red Rock Conference) hit eight 3-pointers in the game and netted 9 of 11 free throws. Sophomore post Lance Luettel scored 11 points for the Dragons (all in the first half) and Mitchell Veld contributed 8 second-half points.

HL-O (1-4, 0-3) received double-figure scoring from senior Malaki Walker (17 points) and freshman Eli Fest (10 points, four assists), while senior Ben Sheldahl claimed a team-high eight rebounds.

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Both squads host tournaments in the coming week. Adrian hosts a four-team tourney and will play Red Rock Central in the opening round Thursday. HL-O hosts the four-team Candy Cane Classic and will play Minneota Friday evening, Dec. 23.

Adrian 30 61HL-O 25 48 Southwest 72, MCC 37 EDGERTON -- Southwest Christian led 37-17 at halftime and rolled to a 72-37 triumph over Murray County Central.

Jacob Van Dam had 17 points to lead Southwest while AJ Vanderby had 10 points and seven rebounds.  Logan Walhof contributed 10 assists, four steals, four rebounds and eight points. Avery Pater had nine points and four steals.

Nate Everson with 12 and Tyler Groves with 10 paced MCC.

MCC 17 37Southwest 37 72 MLA 71, RRC 55 MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Mountain Lake Area improved to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the Red Rock Conference with a 16-point win over Red Rock Central.

Abraham Stoesz scored 15 points while Sam Paulson had 14 and Regan Syverson 12. Drake Harder had 9 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

Noah Stavnes led RRC with 16 points. Spencer Halland had 12.

RRC 25 55MLA 31 71 W-WG 79, Ellsworth 50 ELLSWORTH -- Westbrook-Walnut Grove hit 7 of 18 3-point shots in its win over Ellsworth. Matt DePrez scored 16 points, Nathan Ross had 13 and Anthony Ross 12.

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Zach Buntjer and Brandon Kramer scored 12 apiece for Ellsworth.

W-WG 44 79Ellsworth 27 50 JCC 84, Windom Area 74 JACKSON -- Two long-time rivals battled in Jackson to a 1-point difference in the first half. Jackson County Central outscored Windom Area 49-38 in the second half to produce a 10-point win.

Rudy Voss and Andrew Hesebeck tallied 23 points apiece for JCC, and teammate Bradley Buhl had 12.

Wyatt Minion had 22 points and Luke Gilbertson 17 for Windom Area. Chase Maricle had 11.

JCC 35 84Windom Area 36 74 Redwood 79, Luverne 59 LUVERNE -- Balanced scoring helped Redwood Valley chop down Luverne.

Deo Charles had 15 points. Payton Nelson had 12, Mitch Irlbeck scored 11 and Kyle Huhnerkoch had 10.

Derek Lundgren tallied 14 points for Luverne and teammate Eli Haugom chipped in with 11.

Fulda 89, H-BC 85 FULDA -- Dalton Slinger’s 25 points and Matthias Kunerth’s 23 led the way to Fulda’s narrow victory over Hills-Beaver Creek.

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Kunerth also had 14 rebounds. Zach Thier scored 12 points and Leighton Gehl scored 11.

For Hills-Beaver Creek, Preston Wilhelmi poured in 32 points and Jax Wysong had 23.

Fulda moved to 4-2 on the season with the win.

Hills-Beaver Creek 47 85Fulda 42 89 RSM 53, H-LP 33 LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Cold shooting from 3-point range and a poor fourth quarter doomed Harris-Lake Park in a loss to Remsen St. Mary’s.

Spencer Schorg led all scorers with 18 points, while Nicholas Ruden added 11 points for RSM, who had a slim one-point lead in the third quarter, but pulled away late in the game.

Bret Sohn led the Wolves (2-4) with nine points and five rebounds. Bubba Sohn had eight points and two assists for H-LP, which was 3-for-23 from beyond the arc.

RSM 15 24 37 53H-LP 9 19 26 33 GIRLS BASKETBALL Luverne 56, Redwood 52 LUVERNE -- Joci Oye scored 15 points to lead Luverne over Redwood Valley. Mackenzie Petersen had 12 points and Jadyn Anderson had 10, and Gabi Ferrell had eight rebounds.

Haley Garman with 16 points, Rose Frank with 11 and Sydney Sommers with 10 led Redwood Valley.

Redwood Valley 20 52Luverne 24 56 JCC 71, Windom Area 37 JACKSON -- Alaina Wolff scored 24 points and pulled down 9 rebounds to help Jackson County Central to a win over Windom Area.

Sadie Voss had 11 points. And Melissa Brandt had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies.

Maurissa Isaacs scored 19 points for Windom Area.

Windom Area 22 37JCC 46 71 Sheldon 52, S-O 36 SIBLEY, Iowa -- Leading just 22-19 at halftime, Sheldon outscored Sibley-Ocheyedan 13-3 in the third quarter en route to a solid victory.

Brooklyn Grady scored 10 points and Emily Meyer had 9 for the Orabs. Megan Grimes led Sibley-Ocheyedan with 12.

Meyer also had 12 rebounds. Kelli Greenfield led Sibley-Ocheyedan with 8.

Sheldon 9 22 36 52Sibley-Ocheyedan 9 19 22 36  

GYMNASTICS Worthington at Marshall MARSHALL -- Taylor Eggers and Maria Contreras placed 1-2 in the all-around in leading Worthington to a 143.525 to 124.475 win over host Marshall.

Eggers was first on vault (9.475), first on balance beam (9.2), second on the uneven parallel bars (8.5) and second on the floor exercise (9.425) en route to a 36.6 total in the all-around. Contreras was first on bars (8.8) and first on floor (9.5) and finished with a 36.125 in the all-around.

The Trojans got several other strong performances. Mekyla Nystrom scored a 9.1 on the vault for second place there. Gracia Elias was second on beam (9.125) and third on vault (9.05). Kara Thuringer was third on floor with a 9.175. And Abby Bristow was third on beam with an 8.975.

Marshall’s Saphi McFarquhar was third in the all-around with a 33.975 score.

“We really hit a lot of routines,” said WHS head coach Joni Reitmeier. “Our beam routines, we had three stuck routines. And the other two only fell once. When you only have two falls, that’s really good.”

Worthington won the JV competition 133.4 to 105.25. Trojan firsts were turned in by Bristow in the vault (8.8), Autumn Drahota on the bars (8.05), Adamari Rangel on the beam (8.75) and Nystrom on floor (8.95). Drahota won the all-around with a 31.7 score.

GIRLS HOCKEY Luverne 6, MA/BA 1 LUVERNE -- Kamryn VanBatavia scored three times for Luverne as it defeated Morris Area/Benson area.

Reghan Bork added three assists for the Cardinals. Claire Baustian, Brynn Thier and Rozilyn Oye each had a goal for LHS.

Maddie Dinger, Oye, Lexi Henrichs and Regan Feit each had assists.

Emilie Bartels stopped 17 shots for the Cardinals who had 41 shots on goal offensively.

MA/BA 0 0 1 -- 1Luverne 2 1 3 -- 6

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Lance Luettel (54) of Adrian drives between Heron Lake-Okabena's Malaki Walker (4) and Ben Sheldahl Friday night. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

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