Girls basketball: Buckridge, Wassink lead Edgerton past HL-O

DAILY GLOBE EDGERTON -- Liz Buckridge poured in 19 points and Mia Wassink notched a double-double Thursday, leading Edgerton to a 58-39 Red Rock Conference win over Heron Lake-Okabena.The Wildcats were still within striking distance at the end of...


EDGERTON - Liz Buckridge poured in 19 points and Mia Wassink notched a double-double Thursday, leading Edgerton to a 58-39 Red Rock Conference win over Heron Lake-Okabena.
The Wildcats were still within striking distance at the end of the first half, down just 25-18. But the Flying Dutchmen turned up the heat after the intermission, out-pointing them 33-21 during the final 18 minutes.
Buckridge led Edgerton with 19 points while Wassink tallied 14 points and 13 rebounds. Halle Wassink added eight points and eight boards of her own.
Gabi Stenzel had nine points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats. Ida Rogers-Ferguson and Kaylan Untiedt poured in nine points each.
Edgerton (4-4 overall) travels to Hills-Beaver Creek on Tuesday. The Wildcats (3-4 overall) play Canby at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall on Saturday.
HL-O 18 39
Edgerton 25 58
SWC 63, Ellsworth 35
EDGERTON - The Southwest Minnesota Christian Eagles knocked off the Ellsworth Panthers Thursday night. Utilizing a 35-point second half, the Eagles cruised to a conference victory.
SWC had three players reach double figures in the scoring column. Ann Pater led with 14 points and added eight rebounds. Following Pater in scoring were Brooklyn DeKam (12 points) and Hannah Nerem (10 points).
On the defensive side of the floor, Hope Veldkamp had five key steals to lead her team.
Megan Popkes led all scorers with 20 points for Ellsworth. The junior guard also collected a respectable six rebounds. Hannah Kramer also played well, putting up seven points for the Panthers.
SWC advances to 9-1 with the victory as Ellsworth falls to 0-9 overall
SWC 28 63
Ellsworth 13 35
Adrian 67, MCC 35
ADRIAN - The Dragons used a balanced offensive attack to take down the opposing Murray County Central Rebels.
Hannah Bullerman played great for the Dragons. The sophomore guard had her hand in 23 of her team’s total points (13 points and five assists). Jodi Bents and Paige Bullerman each put up 11 points to back up Bullerman’s lead performance.
Other notable stats for the Dragons were Lexi Slater’s eight rebounds and Jodi Bents’ five assists.
Riley Schmitz was MCC’s top scorer with 15 points. Amanda Muecke also had six points to help the Rebel cause.
Both teams are in action Tuesday as Adrian travels to Okabena to take on HL-O and MCC will be at home against SWC.
MCC 12 35
Adrian 24 57
MLA 59, Fulda 38
FULDA - The Fulda Raiders struggled to get anything going offensively against the stifling Mountain Lake Area defense.
At the half, the Wolverines held an 11-point lead over the Raiders (32-21), but pulled away in the second.
For MLA, Signey Stoesz led all scorers with 33 points. The senior also ripped down 10 rebounds and had five steals. The Wolverines’ second-leading scorer was Bailey Swanson with seven points and eight rebounds.
Fulda’s top performance came from Randi Tiesler. She put up 15 points and grabbed five boards.
MLA will travel to St. James on Saturday and Fulda will be on the road at SWC tonight.
MLA 32 59
Fulda 21 38
H-BC 70, W-WG 44
WESTBROOK - The Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers were only down by seven at halftime, but an offensive explosion by Hills-Beaver Creek in the second half dashed any hopes of victory for the home team.
The Patriots had four players score 13 or more points Friday night. Jasmine Lingen led H-BC with 17 points followed by Sidney Fick (15 points), Avery Van Roekel (14 points), and Grace Bundesen (13 points).
Emma Woelber did all she could for the Chargers Thursday night. The junior guard finished the night with a game-high 20 points. Cassidy Mischke also grabbed 10 rebounds for W-WG.
W-WG falls to 3-5 with the loss and will host RRC tonight. H-BC will look to build on this victory Tuesday against Edgerton.
H-BC 30 70
W-WG 23 44

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