Patriot girls post sixth consecutive win.
The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team picked up its sixth straight victory when the Patriots secured a 65-40 win over Murray County Central in Hills.
The Patriots led by 10 points (30-20) at halftime before outscoring the Rebels 35-20 in the second half to prevail by 25 points.
Kourtney Rozeboom (26 points and eight rebounds), Grace Bundesen (11 points, six rebounds and four assists), Abby Knobloch (six rebounds), Sidney Fick (four assists) and Whitney Elbers (four assists) played well in the win.
Second-half rally falls short
For AHS girls
The Adrian girls’ basketball team couldn’t pull off a come-from-behind victory when it entertained Spirit Lake, Iowa, in Adrian.
Visiting SL opened a 30-14 lead in the first half before being outscored by AHS 26-19 in the second half of a 49-40 victory.
Paige Bullerman (14 points and five rebounds), Moriah Bullerman (seven rebounds), Avery Balster (five rebounds and four steals) and Bailey Lonneman (five rebounds) led AHS statistically.
Iowa teams runs away from Adrian boys
Spirit Lake, Iowa, posted a convincing 84-46 victory over the Adrian boys’ basketball team in Adrian.
SL rolled to a 40-26 lead in the first half before outscoring AHS 44-30 in the second half to clinch a 38-point win.
Ryan Wieneke turned in a 13-point, five-rebound effort for the Dragons.
Slumping Panthers drop seventh straight game
The Ellsworth girls’ basketball team is mired in a seven-game losing skid after dropping a 49-29 decision to Mountain Lake Area in Mountain Lake.
EHS was in contention when it faced a 21-19 deficit after 18 minutes of play, but the Wolverines outscored the Panthers 28-10 in the second half to win by 20.
Kallie Chapa (11 points, six rebounds and four steals), Ashlyn Meester (10 points, dive rebounds, five steals and three assists) and Morgan Dreesen (six rebounds) played well for EHS.