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Prep basketball: Luverne tops Hills-Beaver Creek; Murray County Central wins again

HILLS -- The Luverne Cardinals were in control the whole game Monday night.Luverne jumped out to a 37-21 lead at halftime and never looked back. They finished with a 63-51 win over Hills-Beaver Creek.For the Cardinals, Nick Overgaard led with a g...

HILLS - The Luverne Cardinals were in control the whole game Monday night.
Luverne jumped out to a 37-21 lead at halftime and never looked back. They finished with a 63-51 win over Hills-Beaver Creek.
For the Cardinals, Nick Overgaard led with a game-high 20 points. The senior guard was hot form 3-point land, splashing four of his nine attempts for more than half of his total points. Overgaard also hit the glass hard, pulling in a respectable eight rebounds.
Other notable performances for the Cardinals came from Erik Wohnoutka (12 points) and Cole Bosch (nine points).
The H-BC Patriots were led by the all-around effort of Zach Scholten. The junior finished the night with 16 points, 15 rebounds, and eight blocks. Isaiah Vis also played well, putting up 17 points to lead his team in the scoring column.
Luverne goes to 5-4 with the victory, as H-BC falls to 2-6 on the season.
Luverne 37 63
H-BC 21 51

MCC 66, Edgerton 49
EDGERTON - Murray County Central took care of business in Edgerton Monday night.
The Rebels utilized stifling defense in the first half and an offensive explosion in the second to claim victory.
Grant Rohrer played out of his mind. The senior center dropped a triple-double and in the end his stat line read: 31 points, 22 rebounds, 11 blocks, and three assists. Backing the great performance by Rohrer, were Noah Lupkes and Cole Bassett. Lupkes had 13 points, while Basset hit three 3-pointers and totaled 12 points.
For the Flying Dutchman, Luke Droger dropped 15 points. The senior guard also chipped in six assists and eight rebounds. Dayne Niemeyer added nine points for Edgerton.
MCC advances to 10-1 as Edgerton falls to 4-2 overall.
MCC 19 66
Edgerton 12 49

JCC 98, T/ML/GHEC 54
JACKSON - Bodey Behrends and Colton Timmer each had double-doubles in Jackson County Central’s dismantling of Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain. The two each had 14 points, but Behrends grabbed 15 rebounds while Timmer had a respectable 11 boards.
In the scoring column, Matt Ringkob was king. The senior guard finished the night with 20 points and chipped in five rebounds. Jacob Christopher was JCC’s second leading scorer with 16 points. Christopher also dished out six assists.
For T/ML/GHEC, Zayne Engle had a hard-earned 18 points.
The JCC Huskies advance to 5-1 overall with the victor, and will travel to Trimont tonight to take on Martin County West.
T/ML/GHEC 30 54
JCC 41 68

WA 66, Adrian 44
ADRIAN - Windom Area finished the night 10-of-20 from beyond the 3-point arc Monday and Adrian never could get much going offensively.
The Eagles used a 43 percent to 28 percent shooting advantage in taking a 66-44 nonconferenc victory.
Sam Huska went 3-for-7 from downtown to rack up a game-high 17 points. He added six rebounds. Jeff Pfeffer scored 14 and pulled in six caroms. Luke Gilbertson turned in a well-rounded game for the Eagles with nine points, five assists and five steals.
Adrian was led by Zacch Hendel, who notched 13 points, two assists and two steals. Frank Serrao scored nine points with Mitchell Lonneman scoring eight and hauling in six boards. Nate Lonneman had a game-high seven rebounds.
Windom 31 66
Adrain 17 44

T-M-B 67, Minneota 34
MINNEOTA - Tracy-Milroy-Balaton dominated Camden Conference foe Minneota in all facets Monday.
The Panthers made 26-of-52 shots from the field - a 52-percent clip - while the Vikings checked in at 26 percent. They also out-rebounded the home team 30-20. It all added up to a 67-34 victory for T-M-B.
By halftime the Panthers had all-but erased any chance of an upset with a 42-11 lead.
Spencer Smith scored 19 points for T-M-B while adding seven rebounds and two steals. Tanner Phelps went 5-for-9 from beyond the 3-point arc for 17 points and four assists. Brady Lanoue didn’t miss a shot all night, finishing with seven points, seven rebounds and three steals. Derek Larson went 5-for-7 from the floor for 12 points to go with four assists and four blocked shots.
The Panthers (9-1 overall, 4-0 Camden) are off until Dec. 30 when they take on Montevideo at the Marshall Invitational.
T-M-B 42 67
Minneota 11 34

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Girls
PA 44, Luverne 32
PIPESTONE - Pipestone Area kept its perfect start to the season intact Monday with a 44-32 Big South Conference win over Luverne.
The Arrows’ defense was stifling. It forced the Cardinals into 20 turnovers, 10 of which came on steals.
Alexis Evans had a nice night for the Arrows with 17 points and five rebounds. Point guard Rachel Skyberg poured in 12 points to go with seven rebounds and five steals. Zoe Velde added six points and three steals.
Hailey Remme led the Luverne charge with nine points and eight boards. Morgan Haugen chipped in eight points, five rebounds and two steals while Sierra Schmuck scored seven.
Luverne 20 32
Pipestone 18 44

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