Panther girls snap four-game skid
The Ellsworth girls’ basketball team put an end to a run of four losses by defeating Westbrook-Walnut Grove 49-37 in Ellsworth.
The Panthers sported a 23-19 lead after 18 minutes of play and outscored the Chargers 26-18 in the second half to prevail by 12 points.
Devin Dreesen (23 points, nine rebounds and four steals), Hannah Kramer (10 points and seven rebounds), Ashlyn Meester (six rebounds and five steals) and Megan Popkes (six rebounds) made key contributions to the winning effort.
E-Gals protect home court against H-BC
The Southwest Christian girls’ basketball team defeated Hills-Beaver Creek 77-64 during a game played in Edgterton.
The E-Gals opened a 36-31 lead in the first 18 minutes of play and outscored the Patriots 41-33 in the second half to post a 13-point win.
Grace Bundesen (19 points and 13 rebounds), Sidney Fick (16 points, five rebounds and five assists), Avery Van Roekel (14 points), Kourtney Rozeboom (five rebounds) and Paige Tilstra (three assists) led H-BC statistically.
Flying Dutchmen roll over Adrian’s boys
The Edgerton boys’ basketball team posted a convincing 74-48 victory in Adrian.
The Flying Dutchmen doubled Adrian’s scoring output (42-21) in the game’s first half and used a 32-27 scoring advantage in the second half to win by 26 points.
Zach Hendel (16 points), Mitchell Lonneman 10 points and five rebounds), Nate Lonneman (six rebounds), Alex Loosbrock (three assists) and Zach Loosbrock (three assists) turned in productive nights for AHS.
Southwest Christian nips H-BC boys
The Southwest Christian boys’ basketball team came out on the winning end of a 72-69 decision over H-BC in Edgerton.
SWC led 33-32 at the intermission and overcame a four-point deficit in the final four minutes to notch a three-point victory.
Zach Scholten (30 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots), Trenton Bass (10 points and five assists), Cooper Vaughn (eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals) and Stuart Plimpton (four assists) emerged as H-BC’s statistical leaders.
Ellsworth boys fall in Okabena
The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team dropped its fourth consecutive contest when the Panthers lost a 58-53 game to Heron Lake-Okabena in Okabena.
The home-standing Wildcats led 30-23 after 18 minutes of play and prevailed by five points after EHS sported a 30-28 scoring edge in the second half.
Brandon Kramer (17 points and seven rebounds), Malik Herman (14 points and 20 rebounds) Bobby Walkowaik (10 points), Trei Hinrichs (five assists) and Jared Leuthold (five assists) produced well for the Panthers.