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Girls basketball: Trojans rout Adrian; SWC rolls

ADRIAN -- Worthington's girls basketball team started with a spark and didn't look back in a game played Tuesday evening at Adrian High School. The Trojans earned a 77-36 win, improving to 11-1 in anticipation for a talented Fulda squad they will...

ADRIAN - Worthington’s girls basketball team started with a spark and didn’t look back in a game played Tuesday evening at Adrian High School.

The Trojans earned a 77-36 win, improving to 11-1 in anticipation for a talented Fulda squad they will play at home Thursday.
Worthington went deep into its bench in the win, shared the ball well and was efficient in a half-court defensive attack that, in part, accounted for 20 steals. Adrian had 23 turnovers on the night. The Trojans also out-rebounded the Dragons 34-22.
Worthington dished out a strong 29 assists in the game and on the defensive end, blocked nine of Adrian’s shots.
The Dragons were led with nine points from senior post Nicole Slater. Worthington had senior Becca Linder with a dozen points. Juniors Ana Boever and Achan Alwal each put up 11 points.
Boever hit three of four attempts from beyond the arc while Linder knocked down four of her five shots taken from the inside.
“It was a good game tonight for us and it was good to get back on the floor,” Worthington girls basketball coach Eric Lindner said after the win. “We’re doing well record-wise.
“Thursday we’ll have to control Fulda’s point guard (Sariah Cheadle), the (Courtney) Tiesler girl and (Melissa) Gehl,” Lindner added. “We’re two teams who know each other well. It’s usually a good game when we get together and we’re looking forward to finally playing them.”
Worthington 15 36
Adrian 50 77
WORTHINGTON (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) - Boever 3-1-0-11, Ebbers 0-1-0-2, Landgaard 0-3-0-6, Henning 0-4-0-8, Bruns 0-2-0-4, Gerber 0-1-0-2, Linder 0-5-2-12, Gravenhof 1-1-0-5, Thongvanh 0-1-0-2, Ac. Alwal 0-5-1-11, Am. Alwal 0-3-2-8, Ap. Alwal 0-1-0-2. Totals 4-28-5-77.
ADRIAN (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) - Kern 0-0-1-1, Thier 1-0-4-7, Slater 0-2-5-9, Bents 0-2-3-7, Loosbrock 0-1-0-2, B. Grussing 0-0-3-3, Springman 0-1-0-2, B. Grussing 0-1-3-5. Totals 1-7-19-36.
SWC 64, Ellsworth 25
EDGERTON - Opening up a forbidding 26-point halftime lead, Southwest Christian cruised to a lopsided victory over Ellsworth. Tianna Top paced the Eagles with a game-high 16 points, along with 12 rebounds and seven big blocks. Also in double figures for Southwest was Hope Veldkamp, with 11 points and assists. Ann Pater posted eight points and Alexis Knutson nabbed five steals.
With the triumph, the Eagles advance to 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the Red Rock Conference. SWC takes on Southwestern United on Friday.
The Panthers were led by Heidi Nolte, who netted 10 points. Hannah Mulder had an impressive 19 rebounds for Ellsworth, and Brenna Kramer had eight points and five steals.
Ellsworth 9 25
SWC 35 64
S-O 61, Rock Valley 52
ROCK VALLEY, Iowa - Trailing 11-4 after the first quarter, Sibley-Ocheyedan outscored Rock Valley 57-41 the rest of the way to improve to 9-5. Bridget Doeden led the Generals with 21 points and teammate Alyssa Stofferan added 13.
Sammie Blum had 15 and Kensy Vande Hoef 14 for Rock Valley.
Sibley-Ocheyedan made 23 of 33 free throws compared to Rock Valley’s 12 of 21.
Sibley-O 4 22 42 61
Rock Valley 11 22 34 52
MLA 72, MCC 42
MOUNTAIN LAKE - Quality shots and strong defense was the recipe for victory for the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines. MLA came out in the second half pressing and forced turnovers and turn them into fast break buckets en route to a comfortable win over Murray County Central.
The Wolverines were led by senior Rachel Dukes with 29 points. Mikayla Falk and Stacey Harder each added 15 and Whitney Klassen snagged seven steals to go with five assists.
The Rebels were led by Morgan Behrends who had 17. The Rebels held it close in the first half, only down seven at the break, but a second half filled with turnovers led to their defeat.
MCC 24 42
MLA 31 72
Fulda 64, RRC 60
FULDA - A late run by the Red Rock Central Falcons was stopped in its tracks when the Falcons, down three with only seconds left on the clock, turned the ball over and watched as the game slipped out of reach.
Leading the Fulda Raiders’ victory was Melissa Gehl with 22 points as well as 16 rebounds. Courtney Tiesler also had a double double. She grabbed 10 rebounds to go with 10 points and five assists. Sariah Cheadle contributed 13 points and Dani Hermeling scored nine.
Cassandra Erickson scored 17 for RRC and hauled in eight boards. Brooke Rasmussen had 13 and Rachel Kedl eight points and nine rebounds.
RRC falls to 7-5 and 4-3 in conference play.
Fulda improves to 9-4 overall and 6-1 in conference play.
RRC 16 60
Fulda 25 64
PA 54, Luverne 36
LUVERNE - The Luverne Cardinals couldn’t seem to stay out of foul trouble and it led to them losing to the Pipestone Area Arrows.
The Arrows (3-9) were led by freshman Rachel Skyberg who scored 17 points.
Nicole Kneip scored nine points and secured five rebounds for Luverne.
Pipestone A 34 54
Luverne 24 36
Marshall 83, JCC 43
JACKSON – The Tigers used their patented defensive pressure to down Jackson County Central by a hefty margin.
The Huskies played without their starting point guard Julia Schumann, and were also missing a key player off the bench. Marshall switched up their defensive pressure throughout the game, and pressed late into the second half, which greatly limited JCC’s quality shot attempts.
Kaylee Burmeister notched 15 points and dished out three assists for the Huskies, and Sarah Brandt added eight points and 12 rebounds.
Marshall had Kenzie Beekman with 19 points, Sarah Buysee with 13 points, and Callie Graf with 12 points.
Marshall 43 83
JCC 23 43
SWU 53, Edgerton 33
OKABENA - Southwestern United star Courtney Place produced a staggering stat line (21 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, nine steals, and three blocks) and led her team to victory. The Wildcats controlled the game with their consistently strong and intense defense. Kailey Wendland had 11 points and seized six rebounds, and Alaina Klingenberg sported 10 points. Autumn Hinkeldey spread five assists for SWU, which moves to 8-4 on the season with the win.
Mia Wassink paced the Dutchmen with sight points, while Tanner Gunnick and Jessica Jasper both netted six.
H-BC 65, W-WG 59 (OT)
HILLS - Taylor Wingert shot a clutch three-pointer that tied the game at 48 with eight seconds left in regulation, and the Patriots took a victory in a game that was back-and-forth throughout. Hills-Beaver Creek was able to keep its composure in overtime and successfully defend the Chargers’ shooters.
Wingert scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, and Madison Fick had 18. Megan Westrum and Kelli Esselink both scored 11 for the Patriots, and Esselink grabbed 13 rebounds. H-BC is now 2-8 on the season.
Elizabeth Woelber had a game-high 30 points for the Chargers, including an impressive eight three pointers, and added seven rebounds. Emma Woelber notched 12 points and Dayna Comnick had 10 points and seven rebounds for W-WG.
W-WG 19 48 59
H-BC 22 48 65
Sioux Center 47, Central Lyon 44
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa - Emily DeGrotenhuis netted a three-point shot with 10 seconds left in the game to give her Sioux Center team a 47-44 victory over Central Lyon.
DeGrotenhuis finished with 11 points. Teammate Jill Vander Plaats scored 17.
For Central Lyon (4-10), Ivy Sieperda with 11 points and Angel Rasmussen with 10 led the scoring.
Sioux Center is 11-3 on the season.
Central Lyon 17 29 42 44
Sioux Center 5 21 35 47
H-LP 54, West Bend-Mallard 30
LAKE PARK, Iowa - Macy Gunderson and Noreen Morrow scored 15 points apiece as Harris-Lake Park defeated West Bend-Mallard.
Grace Winters had 10 points for the Wolves, who led 20-7 at the end of the first quarter and 34-12 heading into the second half.
West Bend 7 12 18 30
H-LP 20 34 40 54

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