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Section 3A boys basketball: Edgerton, Hills-Beaver Creek win

Edgerton Public and Hills-Beaver Creek advanced Thursday in play-in games for the Section 3A boys basketball tournament. The Flying Dutchmen eclipsed Ellsworth 59-32 in Edgerton and the Patriots beat Heron Lake-Okabena 80-66 in Hills on a night w...

Edgerton Public and Hills-Beaver Creek advanced Thursday in play-in games for the Section 3A boys basketball tournament.

The Flying Dutchmen eclipsed Ellsworth 59-32 in Edgerton and the Patriots beat Heron Lake-Okabena 80-66 in Hills on a night when Zach Scholten scored his 1,000th career point.

In Section 3A South quarterfinal games Saturday in Worthington, Edgerton will play top-seeded Red Rock Central at 11 a.m. and H-BC will play second-seeded Westbrook-Walnut Grove at 2:30. Other quarterfinal games will have Fulda taking on Southwest Minnesota Christian at 12:30 p.m. and Murray County Central contending with Adrian at 4 p.m.

Edgerton 59, Ellsworth 32 EDGERTON -- Dane Niemeyer scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Edgerton eliminated Ellsworth.

The Dutchmen, seeded eighth in the tournament to Ellsworth’s nine, also had a strong performance from Mason Sluis, with 18 points and nine rebounds. Teammate Trey Gilbertson contributed 11 points and 10 boards.

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Jared Leuthold scored nine points to lead the Ellsworth offense. He also had five rebounds and three assists. Zachary Buntjer scored eight points and Brandon Kramer had nine rebounds.

Ellsworth 14 32Edgerton 25 59 H-BC 80, HL-O 66 HILLS -- Scholten scored 25 points had 10 rebounds on his special day. The Patriots, seeded seventh in the south half of the section, enjoyed balanced scoring against the 10th-seeded Wildcats.

Preston Wilhelmi had 17 points. Jack Wysong had 12 points and 11 rebounds. And Isaiah Vis scored 10 points with seven rebounds, eight steals and five assists.

For HL-O, Kurt Obermoller poured 21 points through the hoop and had seven caroms. Lee Gunther had 18 points, Hunter Zins 12 and Logan Knutson 11.

Heron Lake-Okabena 28 66Hills-Beaver Creek 44 80

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