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High school sports roundup: TMB, PA, Minneota, MCW advance in Section 3AA tournament

GIRLS BASKETBALLT-M-B, PA, Minneota, MCW advanceTracy-Milroy-Balaton, Pipestone Area, Minneota and Martin County West all won their first-round games and will advance to the next round of the Section 3AA girls basketball tournament.T-M-B defeated...

GIRLS BASKETBALL
T-M-B, PA, Minneota, MCW advance
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, Pipestone Area, Minneota and Martin County West all won their first-round games and will advance to the next round of the Section 3AA girls basketball tournament.
T-M-B defeated Redwood 76-47, while Minneota defeated Luverne 72-38, Martin County West defeated Jackson County Central 58-48, and Pipestone Area defeated Windom Area 69-40.
The top-seeded Panthers will play fourth-seed Martin County West on Tuesday in Windom at 6 p.m., and second-seed Pipestone Area will play third-seeded Minneota at 7:30 p.m.
T-M-B 76, Redwood 47
TRACY -- Kaylee Kirk scored 19 points, dished out six assists and pulled down nine rebounds to help Tracy-Milroy-Balaton over Redwood Valley.
Sydney Lanoue and Gabbie Gervais each scored 16 points for the victorious Panthers.
For Redwood Valley, Sydney Sommers scored 10 points.
The Panthers converted 27 of 53 2-point field goals for 51 percent and four of 11 3-point tries. Gervais was 6-for-7 from the field and Lanoue 7-for-13.
Redwood Valley 19 47
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 39 76
MCW 58, JCC 48
TRIMONT -- Martin County West opened the second half on an 11-0 run as it defeated Jackson County Central on Saturday in the opening round of the Section 3AA girls basketball tournament.
Alaina Wolff led the Huskies with 22 points, while Jayni Anderson scored 11, Molly Brinkman scored seven and Kailey Koep scored six.
Jackson County Central 23 48
Martin County West 32 58
BOYS BASKETBALL
Adrian 70, MLA 69
ADRIAN -- Near the end of Adrian’s boys basketball game with Red Rock Conference rival Mountain Lake Area Saturday, things looked rosy for the Dragons. But as it turned out, the Dragons were fortunate to hold on.
Leading by 12 points down the stretch, Adrian fell victim to poor free throw shooting, missing five free throws in the last 30 seconds. Mountain Lake Area had a chance to win, but air-balled a shot from about 25 feet away and the Dragons breathed again with a 70-69 victory.
“We’re excited we won,” said AHS head coach Blake Miller. “We actually didn’t play poorly. But we were so tired at the end. I honestly feel it affected our free throws.”
Mitchell Lonneman had a big day for the home team with 35 points while converting 13 of 19 field goal attempts and nine of 14 charity tosses. Teammates Zach Hendel had 16 points and Wieneke had 11.
Hendel had 10 rebounds and Wieneke had five assists.
Levi Stoesz led MLA with 19 points. Marcus Boyd scored 16 while Weston Osland and Aaron Fast each had 14.
The win puts AHS and MLA with identical records, 10-5 in the Red Rock Conference and 15-8 overall.
Mountain Lake Area 29 69
Adrian 31 70
JCC 66, Lakeview 59
LAKEVIEW -- Nico Feroni led Jackson County Central with 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Huskies defeated Lakeview on Saturday.
Jacob Christopher scored 13 points for JCC, while Easton Bahr scored 12 points, and Ryan Christopher and Chris Gumto each scored eight. Ryan Christopher added eight rebounds and 10 assists, while Gumto had nine rebounds.
Tate Varpness scored 16 points for Lakeview, while Jarod Goepferich scored 15.
JCC (21-4) hosts Fairmont in the Big South Crossover on Tuesday.
Jackson County Central 24 66
Lakeview 21 59

Ellsworth 69, HL-O 56
OKABENA -- Jared Leuthold scored 20 points Saturday night leading Ellsworth to a 69-56 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena. Panther teammates Brandon Kramer (17) and Zach Buntjer (12) also scored in double figures for Ellsworth.
Kurt Obermoller (19 points, 11 rebounds) had a double-double for HL-O, while Logan Knutson and Lee Gunther each scored 10 points for the Wildcats.
Ellsworth 35 69
Heron Lake-Okabena 28 56
Iowa District
B-H 57, G-LR 36
SHELDON, Iowa -- George-Little Rock’s run in the Class 1A, District 2 tournament came to an end in the finals as Boyden-Hull emerged a 57-36 winner.
G-LR defeated Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire in the quarterfinals and Harris-Lake Park in the semifinals before meeting Boyden-Hull.
Today in substate play, Boyden-Hull (17-7) will meet Remsen St. Mary’s (23-0) at 7 p.m. in LeMars.

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