Patriot girls extend winning streak
The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team posted its seventh consecutive victory when it bested Westbrook-Walnut Grove 73-47 in Wesbrook.
H-BC sported a 38-27 lead at the intermission and outscored the Chargers 35-20 in the second half to prevail by 26 points.
Avery Van Roekel (25 points, seven rebounds and three assists), Grace Bundesen (14 points, nine rebounds and four assists), Kourtney Rozeboom (13 points and five rebounds) and Jasmine Lingen (seven rebounds and five steals) led the Patriots to victory.
Falcon girls roll to big win in Adrian
The Adrian girls’ basketball team couldn’t knock off the top team in the Red Rock Conference when the Dragons took on Red Rock Central in Adrian.
RRC rolled to a 44-10 lead in the first half before prevailing 64-42 after being outscored by the Dragons 32-20 in the second half.
Kaitlyn Christians (14 points and three steals), Mikayla Jeffers (10 points), Moriah Bullerman (10 assists) and Lexi Slater (three steals) led the Dragons statistically.
Edgerton withstands rally by Panther boys
The Edgerton boys’ basketball team withstood a second-half rally by Ellsworth to secure a 53-44 victory.
The Flying Dutchmen led by 15 points (26-11) at the intermission and won the nine points after being outscored 33-27 by the Panthers in the second half.
Brandon Kramer (15 points and 11 rebounds), Grant Jansma (11 points and three steals) and Jared Leuthold (12 rebounds and three assists) played well for the Panthers.
Dutchmen top Panther girls
The Ellsworth girls’ basketball team lost its third consecutive game when it entertained Edgerton for a Red Rock Conference clash.
The Flying Dutchmen sported an eight-point lead (23-15) at the intermission and prevailed by eight points (42-34) when they matched the scoring output of the Panthers (19 points) in the second half.
Sierra Smith (15 points and 14 rebounds), Ashlyn Meester (14 points) and Devin Dreesen (four assists) turned in strong games by the Panthers.
H-BC boys squander halftime lead in Westbrook
The Hills-Beaver Creek boys dropped their second consecutive basketball game when they came up on the short end of a 77-65 decision against Westbrook-Walnut Grove in Westbrook.
H-BC led 34-30 at halftime, but the Chargers rallied to outscore the Patriots 47-31 in the second half to win by 11 points.
Jed Burgers (20 points and five rebounds), Zach Scholten (17 points and 10 rebounds), Preston Wilhelmi (13 points), Trenton Bass (five assists and four steals), Dylan Forshey (three assists) and Jax Wysong (three assists) led the Patriots statistically