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Section 3A girls basketball: SWC, MCC, Adrian, H-BC win

The Southwest Christian Eagles were dominant in Section 3A South quarterfinal girls basketball action Monday night, clipping Fulda 99-33. Murray County Central defeated Edgerton Public 59-51, Adrian edged Red Rock Central 36-34 and Hills-Beaver C...

The Southwest Christian Eagles were dominant in Section 3A South quarterfinal girls basketball action Monday night, clipping Fulda 99-33.

Murray County Central defeated Edgerton Public 59-51, Adrian edged Red Rock Central 36-34 and Hills-Beaver Creek topped Ellsworth 57-33.

In semifinal play tonight in Worthington, Murray County Central will take on top-seeded Southwest Christian in a 6 p.m. Then at 7:30 p.m., Adrian will play Hills-Beaver Creek.

SWC 99, Fulda 33

In Edgerton, the Eagles demonstrated their power by building a 51-16 halftime lead and maintaining their advantage throughout the second half.

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All 13 of the Southwest players got into the scoring column. Brooklyn DeKam scored 24 points and had seven steals. Hallie Snyder had 14 points and nine rebounds. Jazlynn Prins scored 14 points and had five assists. And Maren Nerem scored 11 points with nine rebounds.

The Eagles connected on 58 percent of their field goal attempts to improve to 22-4 on the season.

McKenzie Evers scored 10 points -- all in the first half -- to lead eighth-seeded Fulda.

Fulda 16 33

Southwest Christian 51 99

MCC 59, Edgerton 51

In a battle between the fourth-seeded Murray County Central Rebels and the fifth-seeded Edgerton Public Flying Dutchmen, the higher seed got the win.

Montana Beckmann led the way with 17 points, and Shelby Christensen had 12. Riley Schmitz had six steals to go along with her nine points. Beckmann had nine rebounds and Rachel Van Iperen had eight.

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Paetyn Smit scored 15 points for Edgerton. Chynna Berning and Lila Ockenga each scored 10. Ockenga also had 10 rebounds.

Gabrielle Buckridge was credited with six assists for the Dutch.

Edgerton 27 51

MCC 29 59

Adrian 36, RRC 34

It was a tale of two halves in Lamberton. Red Rock Central, seeded third in the tournament, outscored sixth-seeded Adrian 22-16 in the first half. But the Dragons outscored RRC 20-12 in the second half to win by two.

Avery Balster scored 12 points for AHS while Hannah Bullerman scored nine points. Bullerman also dished out three assists.

Vanessa Kedl led RRC with 10 points.

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Neither team shot well. Adrian hit 33 percent of its field goal attempts and converted just five of 14 free throws. RRC made 31 percent of its field goals and just three of 12 free throws.

Adrian 16 36

RRC 22 34

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