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Monday sports roundup: Schmitz paces MCC boys with 19; Luverne edges Redwood

Monday’s high school sports roundup:

Monday’s high school sports roundup:

Boys basketball

MCC 57, RRC 45

SLAYTON -- Senior star Blake Schmitz had 19 points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists to lead Murray County Central to a victory over Red Rock Central.

Colton Mitchell scored 10 points, and Dylan Johnson and Nate Kleven each had nine for the Rebels. Sophomore guard Jaden Deacon had eight points, five rebounds and three steals.

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The Rebels improved to 9-6 overall and 8-6 in Red Rock Conference play.

Dominik Smith and Justin Klabunde scored 11 points apiece for Red Rock Central (5-12, 4-11). Luke Willhite added 10.

Red Rock Central 19 45

Murray County Central 33 57

Luverne 69, RV 68

REDWOOD FALLS -- Senior guard Bailey Cowell and sophomore standout Gannon Ahrendt each scored 20 points as Luverne edged Redwood Valley in a Big South Conference game.

Ethan Beyer drilled four 3-pointers for 12 points as Luverne improved to 12-3 overall and 8-3 in the Big South.

Ahrendt scored 15 second-half points as the victorious Cardinals rallied from a two-point halftime deficit.

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Charles LaChapelle and Carson Woodford scored 14 points apiece for Redwood Valley (10-6, 7-6).

Luverne 32 69

Redwood Valley 34 68

MLA 89, A-E 52

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Ethan Nickel scored 22 points to lead Mountain Lake Area to a Red Rock Conference victory over Adrian-Ellsworth.

Kolby Kremmin scored 19 points and Damon Khamvongsa added 16 for MLA (7-8 overall and 7-7 in league play).

Anthony Lenz scored 18 points and Peyton Lewis added 10 for Adrian-Ellsworth (1-15, 1-14).

Mountain Lake Area 58 89

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Adrian-Ellsworth 27 52

W-WG 59, HL-O/F 57 (OT)

OKABENA -- They had to have an overtime to decide this clash between two of the better teams in the Red Rock Conference. Westbrook-Walnut Grove finally prevailed by two.

Nathan Kuehl scored 17 points for the Chargers while Ethan Mischke scored 15 and Hunter Lien poured in eight.

For Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, Sawyer Drent scored 19, and Carter Drent and Eli Fest both scored 14. Drent had 10 rebounds and six blocks and Fest had eight rebounds.

W-WG 23 54 59

HL-O/F 19 54 57

H-BC 43, Edgerton 42

EDGERTON -- Hills-Beaver Creek rallied from a 3-point halftime deficit to defeat Edgerton in a Red Rock Conference game.

No statistics were available.

Hills-Beaver Creek improved to 8-7 overall and 8-6 in league play. Edgerton fell to 2-14 and 1-14.

H-BC 18 43

Edgerton 21 42

Windom 79, JCC 63

JACKSON -- The Windom Area Eagles edged Jackson County Central Monday night in a Big South Conference game.

Conner Redman with 25 points, Dylan Serreyn 17, Sam Doorenbos 15, and Henry Erickson and Abe McKibben 11, paced Windom Area. Erickson had nine assists and McKibben five steals.

Damien Phaly and Carter Ahrens led JCC with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Windom Area improved to 6-10 overall and 2-9 in Big South play, while JCC dropped to 3-13 and 1-11.

Windom Area 38 79

JCC 34 63

Girls basketball

Luverne 50, RV 48

LUVERNE -- Sophomore guard Emma Beyer scored her only basket and converted a conventional three-point play with five seconds left to lift the Luverne Cardinals to a dramatic Big South Conference victory over Redwood Valley.

Leading by a point in the final 10 seconds, Redwood Valley missed the front end of a bonus free throw situation. Beyer rebounded and went coast to coast, scoring despite a foul to put Luverne ahead to stay.

Sophomore forward Elizabeth Wagner had 31 points and 14 rebounds for Luverne. Kira John added eight for the Cardinals, who improved to 7-9 overall and 4-7 in Big South play.

Haley Garman scored 17 points for Redwood Valley (9-7, 5-6). Sydney Sommers added 10.

Redwood Valley 25 48

Luverne 21 50

H-BC 63, MCC 27

HILLS -- More than doubling Murray County Central’s score at the half, Hills-Beaver Creek went on to coast to a big victory.

Senior Taryn Rauk scored her 1,000th career point for the Rebels. Rauk needed 21 points to reach the milestone and she had 20 points at halftime. She scored her thousandth on a free throw early in the second half.

Bryn Hoekman led MCC with nine points.

MCC 15 27

H-BC 38 63

SWC 63, W-WG 47

WESTBROOK -- Maren Nerem scored 19 points and put her hands on eight rebounds to help Southwest Christian beat Westbrook-Walnut Grove. Rylie Fey scored 13 points and Cybil Vander Top had 11.

Ella Veldkamp grabbed 10 rebounds for Southwest, and teammate Morgan Pap had eight rebounds and five assists.

Olivia Klumper with 12 points and Addeson Jenniges with 10 led W-WG.

Southwest 29 63

W-WG 19 47

Boys hockey

Windom 4, RV 2

WINDOM -- Brady Espenson had a goal and two assists to lead Windom Area to a victory over Redwood Valley.

Alex Espenson, Zach Espenson and Caleb Rivera also scored goals for Windom, which improved to 11-5.

Redwood Valley 0 1 1 -- 2

Windom 2 1 1 -- 4

Girls hockey

Windom 4, MBA 2

BENSON -- Presley Dockter had two goals and two assists to lead Windom Area to a victory over Morris/Benson Area.

Ella Dockter and Elly Bang also scored goals for Windom, which improved to 6-10.

Windom 2 1 1 -- 4

Morris/Benson Area 0 2 0 -- 2

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