PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: No. 4 Rebels use strong finish to take down No. 5 Ellsworth

SLAYTON – The Murray County Central girls basketball team defeated Edgerton 59-51 in the opening round of the Section 3A Tournament on Monday.

The Rebels led by two at halftime at 29-27, but outscored Edgerton 30-24 in the second half.

Montana Beckmann led the way for the Rebels with 17 points while Shelby Christensen added 12 and Riley Schmitz had nine. Beckmann led in rebounds with nine while Riley Schmitz led in steals with six.

MCC will face No. 1S Southwest Minnesota Christian today at 6 p.m. in Worthington.

Edgerton 27 24 – 51

MCC 29 30 – 59

SCORING: MCC 20-72, 28 percent (Beckmann 5-16, 6-9 17; Christensen 5-8, 1-2 12; R. Schmitz 3-14, 3-6 9; B. Schmitz 1-8, 4-4 7; Muecke 3-7, 0-0 6; Van Iperen 2-10, 0-0 4; Groves 1-9, 2-2 4).

REBOUNDS: MCC 47 (Beckmann 9; Van Iperen, B. Schmitz 8; Groves 7; R. Schmitz 6).

ASSISTS: MCC 11 (Beckmann 5).

STEALS: MCC 14 (R. Schmitz 6).

BLOCKS: MCC 6 (Groves 4).

FOULS: MCC 18.

TURNOVERS: MCC 17.

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WWG 98, MLA 90

MOUNTAIN LAKE – The Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys basketball team closed the regular season with a 98-90 victory over Mountain Lake Area on Monday.

Anthony Ross led the way for the Chargers with 26 points while Andrew Quade added 20 and Parker Freeburg had 13 and Kyle Kuehl had 12.

WWG (23-3) will now await the winner of the No. 7S Hills-Beaver Creek/No. 10S Ellsworth game on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Worthington.

WWG 52 46 – 98

MLA 38 52 – 90

SCORING: WWG (A. Ross 26; Quade 20; Freeburg 13; Kuehl 12; Elzenga 10; N. Ross 9; DePrez 8).

Ortonville 73,

Canby 59

CANBY – The Canby boys basketball team fell to Ortonville 73-59 on Monday.

Zach Durfee led the way for the Lancers with 28 points while Tyler Sayre added 11 and Riley Kockelman and Ethan Thovson each had eight. Durfee led in rebounds with 12 while Kockelman led in assists with four.

Canby will face No. 9N MACCRAY in the first round of the Section 3A Tournament on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Ortonville 40 33 – 73

Canby 20 39 – 59

SCORING: Canby 21-64, 32 percent (Durfee 11-25, 2-2 28; Sayre 3-5, 5-6 11; Kockelman 3-13, 2-3 8; Thovson 2-5, 2-2 8; Kack 1-4, 0-0 2; Wente 1-2, 0-0 2).

REBOUNDS: Canby 40 (Durfee 12; Sayre 6; Mercer 5).

ASSISTS: Canby 11 (Kockelman 4; Mercer 3).

STEALS: Canby 9 (Mercer 3).

BLOCKS: Canby 5 (Durfee 2).

FOULS: Canby 20.

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