Girls basketball: Skyberg leads PA past Worthington

DAILY GLOBE PIPESTONE -- Worthington played a tough Pipestone Area team tight Thursday, but a once the Arrows got going from outside, the Trojans couldn't keep up.Pipestone Area led by six at halftime, 31-25, but the visitors kept within striking...


PIPESTONE - Worthington played a tough Pipestone Area team tight Thursday, but a once the Arrows got going from outside, the Trojans couldn’t keep up.
Pipestone Area led by six at halftime, 31-25, but the visitors kept within striking distance early. Then the threes started to fall. Those were followed by the free throws. By game’s end, the Arrows had a 59-42 Big South Conference victory.
“Overall I thought we did a very nice job on the inside both scoring and we did a nice job rebounding,” Trojans’ head coach Eric Lindner said. “We didn’t get much offensively on the perimeter. We need somebody to step up and make those shots, because obviously that’s huge.”
It is particularly big in the way most teams defend the Trojans. As most teams have this season, the Arrows came out in a 2-3 zone with which they packed the middle and forced Worthington to look to the perimeter.
Pipestone Area was able to work its inside-out game. Using her slashing ability, junior point guard Rachel Skyberg put up a game-high 23 points. When didn’t take it herself, she kicked it out for open looks on the perimeter.
Emma Thuringer and Anneke Weg paced the Worthington scoring effort with 11 and nine points. Aside from Skyberg’s 23, Shelby Bloemendaal poured in 11 and Alexis Evans scored 10 for the Arrows.
Worthington 25 42
Pipestone Area 31 59
WORTHINGTON (3PT-2PT-FT-TP) - Alwal 0-1-1-3, Thuringer 0-4-3-11, Bruns 0-2-3-7, Gerber 0-0-4-4, Woll 0-1-1-3, Weg 0-2-5-9, Mulder 0-2-1-5. Totals 0-12-18-42.
PIPESTONE AREA (3PT-2PT-FT-TP) - Skyberg 2-8-1-23, Houg 0-1-0-2, Bloemendaal 2-2-1-11, Velde 0-2-0-4, Carson 0-2-0-4, Haroldson 0-1-0-2, Evans 0-3-4-10. Totals 4-19-6-59.
Edgerton 56, Fulda 53
FULDA - In a game that was close throughout, Edgerton held the advantage the whole way.
A Fulda three-pointer at the buzzer missed and Edgerton hung on for the 56-53 Red Rock Conference victory.
Jenny Nelson finished with 16 points for Edgerton with Mia Wassink adding 16 points and eight boards. Halle Wassink chipped in 10 points.
Randi Tiesler netted a game-high 28 points to go with 10 rebounds for the Raiders. Katelyn Renneke notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards while Courtney Zins grabbed 14 rebounds.
Edgerton 27 56
Fulda 26 53
H-BC 72, Ellsworth 50
ELLSWORTH - The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots triumphed over the home Panthers in girls basketball Thursday night.
The Patriots began with a significant lead of 21 points at the half which Ellsworth did manage to contain during the second. The Panthers just weren’t able to gain any ground toward a comeback.
For the winning offense, Koutney Rozeboom led with 18 points. Avery Van Roekel finished with 14 points and freshman Sidney Fick scored 13.
Devin Dreesen led Ellsworth with 14 points and six steals. Megan Popkes was also a major contributor with 11 points and seven rebounds.
Ellsworth 22 50
H-BC 43 72
MLA 47, HL-O 41
OKABENA - Heron Lake-Okabena was defeated by the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines in a relatively close matchup.
The point difference at the end of the first half was only seven points and Heron Lake-Okabena managed to improve that to six by the end of the game.
Senior Signey Stoesz led the Wolverines scoring 25 points with an additional six rebounds and six steals.
For the Wildcats, Andrea Hinkeldey was the top scorer with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Kaylan Untiedt made 12 points and Hailey Schumacher contributed seven rebounds.
HL-O 23 41
MLA 30 47
SWC 52, Canby 49
EDGERTON - With balanced scoring, Southwest Christian clipped visiting Canby by three. The Eagles led by seven points with about two and a half minutes to play, then held on to win.
Emily Nerem scored 11 points for Southwest. Mariah Talsma had nine and Chantel Groen eight. Talsma had eight rebounds and Hope Veldkamp had five assists and four steals to go along with seven points.
Canby’s scoring was concentrated among two players. Natalie Dinius led with 22 points and Lauri Hopp tallied 18. Brook Bauman had six rebounds.
Canby 26 49
Southwest 23 52
W-WG 48, MCC 42
SLAYTON - Avoree Bakken scored 17 points and had six rebounds as Westbrook-Walnut Grove held on to beat Murray County Central.
W-WG led 25-19 at the half and lost the lead in the second half before taking it back.
Emma Woelber added 13 points and Cassidy Mischke had 11 points with 10 rebounds.
For MCC, Amanda Muecke had 13 points and Kaitlin Knakmuhs 12.
W-WG is 3-3 overall.
W-WG 25 48
MCC 19 42

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