Patriot boys turn table on Ellsworth
The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team avenged a loss to Ellsworth in early December by defeating the Panthers 67-53 in Hills.
The Patriots raced to a commanding 40-13 lead in the first half and withstood Ellsworth’s 40-27 scoring cushion in the second half to prevail by 14 points.
Andrew Scholten (18 points and nine rebounds), Cooper Vaughn (six rebounds and five assists), Isaiah Vis (seven rebounds) and Drew Forshey (seven rebounds) led H-BC statistically.
Trei Hinrichs (19 points, six rebounds and four assists), Malik Herman (15 points) and Jared Leuthold (11 points and four assists) played well for the Panthers.
Adrian wrestlers topple Canby
The Adrian wrestling team notched its 13th win of the season by upending the Canby Lancers 59-18 in Adrian.
Adrian won 10 of the 13 matches staged on the mat to highlight a 41-point win.
Beau Bullerman, Greg Kern, Skylar Hieronimus, Ryan Elias, Michael Preuss, Hunter Heitkamp and Mitchell Wagner registered pins for AHS. Logan Nelson and Dylan Gyberg won major decisions, while Logan Rogers won a decision.
Worthington girls snap Adrian’s winning streak
A six-game winning streak put together by the Adrian girls’ basketball team came to an end with a 58-47 loss to Worthington in Adrian.
The Dragons were in position to pull out a win when they trailed 29-28 at the intermission, but the Trojans outscored the hosts 29-19 in the second half to prevail by 11 points.
Jodi Bents (10 points and three assists), Hannah Bullerman (10 points), Lexi Slater (11 rebounds) and Paige Bullerman (seven rebounds and three steals) led AHS statistically.
Adrian boys nip Heron Lake-Okabena
The Adrian Dragon boys’ basketball team picked up a Red Rock Conference victory by nipping Heron Lake-Okabena 53-52 in Okabena.
The home-standing Wildcats led 31-26 at halftime, but the Dragons rallied to outscore HL-O 27-21 in the second half to prevail by one point.
Mitchell Lonneman (12 points and 11 rebounds), Zach Hendel (11 points and seven rebounds) and Jacob Stamer (three steals and three assists) led the Dragons to victory.