Panther boys end eight-game slide
The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team snapped an eight-game losing streak and posted their second win of the season when the Panthers topped Fulda 63-41 in Ellsworth.
EHS rolled to a 38-15 lead in the first half and prevailed by 22 after Fulda sported a 26-25 scoring edge in the second half.
Grant Jansma (14 points), Peyton Lewis (11 points and seven rebounds), Brandon Kramer (10 rebounds) and Noah Kruse (eight rebounds) played well in the win.
Patriot girls win 17th consecutive contest
The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team ran its record to 17-0 with a 79-49 victory over Murray County Central in Slayton.
The Patriots raced to a 21-point lead (38-17) in the first half before outscoring the Rebels 41-32 in the second half to prevail by 30 points.
Sidney Fick (26 points and four steals), Grace Bundesen (15 points and 12 rebounds), Taryn Rauk (14 points and five rebounds), Kenadie Fick (five rebounds, three steals and three assists), Whitney Elbers (seven rebounds and five blocked shots) and Madison Spath (three assists) played key roles in the win.
Adrian boys rally to upend Flying Dutchmen
The Adrian boys basketball team overcame a halftime deficit to secure a 76-57 home win over Edgerton.
AHS faced a 32-28 deficit after 18 minutes of play before outscoring Edgerton 48-25 in the second half to prevail by 19 points.
Christian Weidert (18 points and nine rebounds), Ian Stamer (18 points and three assists), Dakota John (14 points), Noah Reyne (11 points and six rebounds) and Lance Luettel (12 rebounds) led the Dragons to victory.
H-BC boys drop third consecutive conference clash
The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team lost its third straight Red Rock Conference game when they Patriots came up on the short of a 76-57 tally against Murray County Central in Slayton.
MCC, which sank 61 percent of its field goals in the game, led 43-28 at the intermission before outscoring H-BC 33-29 in the second half to complete a 19-point win.
Jax Wysong (19 points), Preston Wilhelmi (17 points and three assists) and Easton Harnack led H-BC statistically.