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Girls basketball: RRC leads tight Red Rock Conference race

Red Rock Central has a perfect record within the Red Rock Conference in girls basketball, and the Falcons have several players at or near the top in individual categories, too.

Red Rock Central has a perfect record within the Red Rock Conference in girls basketball, and the Falcons have several players at or near the top in individual categories, too.

RRC’s Rachel Kedl leads the conference in rebounds with 115 in 10 conference games. Teammate Haley Simonson is second in assists, with 5.3 per game, and teammate Ramsey Piotter ranks third in the same category with 3.7 per game.

Kedl is fifth in field goal percentage, shooting 53.1 percent. Teammate Kaitlyn Rindfleisch is sixth at 53.0.

Piotter has scored 179 points in the team’s 10 conference contests for a third-best 17.9 points per game.

Red Rock Central, 14-3 overall, is 10-0 in Red Rock Conference play. Southwest Minnesota Christian is 11-3 and 7-1. Hills-Beaver Creek is 11-3, 8-2. Adrian is 7-7, 6-2. Edgerton is 7-6, 5-4. Fulda is 6-9, 4-5. Heron Lake-Okabena is 3-12, 3-6. Mountain Lake Area is 7-10, 3-6. Murray County Central is 2-13, 2-7. Ellsworth is 1-13, 1-8. Westbrook-Walnut Grove is 2-14, 0-8.

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Southwest Minnesota Christian’s Chantel Groen leads the conference in scoring, averaging 21.6 points per contest. Randi Tiesler of Fulda is second at 20.9 points per game. In fourth place is Hills-Beaver Creek’s Sidney Fick (16.6).

Groen also leads the Red Rock in field goal percentage (74.1 percent) and teammate Emily Nerem is second at 56.9 percent. Kourtney Rozeboom of H-BC is third at 56.1 percent.

Nerem averages 5.6 assists per game to lead the league. Courtney Zins of Fulda and Rachel Van Iperen of Murray County Central are tied for second behind Kedl in rebounds per game, with 9.6.

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