Friday sports roundup: SWC boys basketball team tops Luverne

Boys Basketball Southwest Christian 71, Luverne 53 Edgerton -- Breaking free after a 35-35 halftime deadlock, the Eagles doubled up the host Cardinals by a 36-18 count in the second stanza to emerge with their victory. Cade Fey paced Southwest Mi...

Boys Basketball Southwest Christian 71, Luverne 53 Edgerton - Breaking free after a 35-35 halftime deadlock, the Eagles doubled up the host Cardinals by a 36-18 count in the second stanza to emerge with their victory.


Cade Fey paced Southwest Minnesota Christian with 15 points and seven rebounds, and Avery Pater contributed 12 points. Jacob Van Dam pitched in with 11 points and seven boards, and Mason Van Essen also had seven rebounds for the Eagles.


Isaiah Bartels had a game-high 21 points for Luverne, while teammate Matt Sehr added 11.



SWC   35 36 - 71

Luverne  35 18 - 53

MCC 81, SE St. Mary's 52

SLAYTON -- Nate Everson poured in 27 points, helped by 10-for-17 shooting from the field, as Murray County Central rolled past Sleepy Eye St. Mary's.

Teammates Justin Benda had 19 points and Jack Pierson 14. Pierson had 13 rebounds in the game while Everson had 12 to go along with six assists.

Nick Labat scored 12 points to lead St. Mary's.

Sleepy Eye 28 52


MCC 43 81


G-LR 48, West Lyon 35 GEORGE IA, -- Payton Mauldin scored 12 points for George-Little Rock en route to a conference victory over West Lyon.


Lucas Nagel had a double-double for the Mustangs, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 boards.

Caleb Terhark finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for the Mustangs.


Jalyn Gramfsted led the Wildcats in scoring with 12 points.



G-LR heads to Boyden-Hull on Tuesday for another Siouxland Conference tilt.


G-LR        17 11 9 11 -- 48

West Lyon  7 12 4 12 -- 35

St. Clair 82, HL-O 63 WABASSO - St. Clair broke open a tight game by connecting for eight of its dozen 3-point field goals in the second half en route to a boys basketball triumph over Heron Lake-Okabena.


The Wildcats, playing their initial game of the year, went on a 11-0 run to end the first half to grab a 32-31 edge at intermission. St. Clair, however, outscored HL-O by a 51-31 margin in the second half.


The game was part of the inaugural Wabasso Tip Off Classic. The Wildcats were scheduled to compete once again today, but that game won’t take place due to the threatening weather forecast.


Sophomore Eli Fest had 22 points and 11 rebounds to boost HL-O, while Isaiah Schmid - another sophomore, contributed 10 points, four steals and four assists. Junior Ethan Koep added 10 rebounds and nine points for the Falcons.


HL-O will play its home opener Tuesday when it entertains Madelia.


St. Clair 31 51 - 82

HL-O     32 31 - 63

Girls Basketball Southwest Christian 93, Edgerton 44 EDGERTON - Six Southwest Christian girls scored in double figures and the Eagles exploded for 60 second-half points in their win.


Jazlynn Pins and Hannah Nerem each tallied 13 points to lead the way offensively, and Ella Veldkamp and Hallie Snyder had 12 points apiece. Nerem also had 12 rebounds.


For Edgerton, Addison Fleischman had seven points and seven rebounds, and Gabby Buckridge also had seven points. Lizzie Ockenga had a game-best 15 rebounds.


SWC     33 60 - 93

Edgerton  24 20 - 44

H-BC 69, Ellsworth 25 HILLS - The Patriots shut down visiting Ellsworth in the second half, limiting the Panthers to just four total points in securing a Friday night win.


Sidney Fick scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead H-BC, which improved to 2-0 on the young season. Grace Bundesen added 11 points and six rebounds, while Kenadie Fick chipped in with six assists and five steals.


Lizzie Chapa had 10 points for Ellsworth, and Kallie Chapa had seven.


Ellsworth 21 4 - 25

H-BC 40 29 - 69

MCC 88, HL-O/F 40 SLAYTON - Murray County Central had a lightning-quick start, building a large early lead and coasting from there.


Shelby Christensen had 15 points to power the Rebels offensively, while Ines Rios Rus added 14 points. Montana Beckmann, Morgan Clarke and Abby Haman added 11, 11 and 10 points, respectively.


McKenzie Evers had 12 points and five rebounds to boost the Coyotes’ attack. Kelsey Fuerstenberg added 10 points and six rebounds; Morgan Gehl had three steals and a blocked shot.


HL-O/F  21 19 - 40

MCC     62 26 - 88

W-WG 61, RRC 35 LAMBERTON - Haley Simonson, Kaitlyn Rindfleisch and Sophie Bellig combined for 41 points to lead the visiting Chargers. Simonson had 16 points, Rindfleisch had 13 and Bellig 12.


Vanessa Kedl chipped in with nine points for Westbrook-Walnut Grove, which led the Falcons 26-13 at halftime.


For Red Rock Central, Alli Vande Kieft had seven points, and Kate Sorenson and Brittany Erickson had six points apiece.


W-WG   26 35 - 61

RRC  13 22 - 35


Boys Hockey Minnesota River 5, Luverne 3 LESUEUR -- Minnesota River outshot Luverne in posting a victory over the perennial southwestern powerhouse.


Minnesota River struck first as Hunter Wilmes scored at the 1:36 mark to give the Bulldogs an early lead. Luverne would find the back of the goal next as Tyler Roberts scored with 3:43 on the clock, and subsequently took the lead with 9:56 in the first on a power-play goal by Mark Sterrett. The Cardinals’ lead would not last long, however, as Minnesota River tied things on Danny McCabe’s power-play goal.


Lane Schwarz scored 18 seconds into the second period, giving the Bulldogs the lead. Jade Reicks would add another goal later in the second.


Ben Serie scored Luverne’s final goal in the waning minutes of the second period. Jade Reicks would score his second goal in the third period on a Minnesota River power play.


Minnesota River 2 2 1 -- 5

Luverne 2 1 0 -- 3

Wrestling ACGC Duals Tournament GROVE CITY -- Pipestone Area toppled Norwood-Young America 43 to 24, but wound up losing its other two matches to Paynesville Area and Big Lake. Paynesville snuck past Pipestone by a score of 45-32, and Big Lake had full control in its 49-22 showing.

Pipestone 43, Norwood-Young 24

106: NYA Forfeit, 113: NYA Forfeit, 120: Nate Bobendrier (PA) over Tristain Wirtz (NYA) (Fall 2:19), 126: Wyatt Lemke (NYA) over Allen Tubbs (PA) (Fall 2:33), 132: Rogen Smidt (PA) over Riley Lentsch (NYA) (Fall 2:35), 138: Blake Kimpling (NYA) over Izak Wixon (PA) (Dec 3-2), 145: Grant Budden (PA) over Joash Lord (NYA) (Dec 10-4), 152: Jesse Fenton (PA) over Jared Kleindl (NYA) (Fall 3:24), 160: Eric Lange (PA) over Sean Weckman (NYA) (MD 12-3), 170: NYA Forfeit, 182: Double Forfeit, 195: Izaac Elgren (NYA) over Nick Colvin (PA) (Dec 9-6), 220 Brady Poopler over Mason Krakow (PA) (Fall 4:30), 285: PA Forfeit.

Paynesville Area 45, PA 32

106: Cadeb Sankoh (Paynesville) over Hunter St. Aubin (PA) (Fall 2:25), 113: JJ Martens (PA) over Josiah Utsch (Paynesville) (Fall 3:37), 120: Duncan NcNab (Paynesville) over Nate Bobendrier (PA) (SV-1 8-6), 126: Craig Schmitz (Paynesville) over Allen Tubbs (PA) (Fall 0:25), 132: Rogen Smith (PA) over Samuel Soine (Paynesville) (Fall 3:17), 138: Izak Wixon (PA) over Aaron Mages (Paynesville) (Fall 0:44), 145: Grant Budden (PA) over Riley Messer (Paynesville) (TF 20-5 5:36), 152: PA Forfeit, 160: Weston Roberg (Paynesville) over Jesse Fenton (PA) (Fall 3:34), 170: Eric Lange (PA) over Shawn Pinske (Paynesville) (Dec 11-5), 182: PA Forfeit, 195: Nick Colvin (PA) over Spencer Eisenbraun (Paynesville) (Fall 1:22), 220: Clint Schmitz (Paynesville) over Mason Krakow (PA) (Fall 0:56), 285: PA Forfeit.

Big Lake 49, PA 22

106: Christian Noble (BL) over Hunter St. Aubin (PA0 (Fall 0:14), 113: Jayden MClearen (BL) over JJ Martens (PA) (Dec 10-4), 120: Connor Gess (BL) over Nate Bobendrier (PA) (Fall 5:09), 126: Cade Sixberry (BL) over Allen Tubbs (PA) (Fall 1:00), 132: Dillon Browen (BL) over Rogen Smidt (PA) (MD 14-3), 138: Rocco Visci (BL) over Izak Wixon (PA) (Fall 3:07), 145: Grant Budden (PA) over Lance Christensen (BL) (Fall 3:17), 152: Jesse Fenton (PA) over Tyler Dehmer (BL) (MD 17-8), 160: Eric LAnge (PA) over Ryan Helgoe (BL) (Fall 4:21), 170: Charlie Gellerman (BL) over Scott Nolan (PA) (Fall 1:55), 182: PA Forfeit, 195: Vince Dailey (BL) over Nick Colvin (PA) (Fall 3:41), 220: BL Forfeit, 285: Double Forfeit

Gymnastics Martin County Area 130.150, JCC 126.35 JACKSON - Jackson County Central’s Carson Schneekloth was second in the all-around (31.60) and Kendell Kapplinger fourth (30.00) for the Huskies.


Schneekloth and teammate Sydney Saduksy tied for third (8.5) on the vault, while JCC’s Hachelle Carson won the bars (8.0) and Kapplinger (7.6) was fifth. Olivia Blaskey was a team-best second on the beam (8.350) for the Huskies, and Haley Tvinnereim (7.85) and Scheekloth (7.725) were fourth and fifth, respectively. Payten Benda topped JCC on the floor, taking fourth with a score of 8.425,

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