Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 22, 2008
NRHEG girls down WEM,
fall to Blue Earth
NEW RICHLAND &8212; Jumping out to a 34-13 halftime lead the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva girls&8217; basketball team dominated Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Friday, 61-36.
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Alyssa Kerkhoff led the way for the Panthers scoring 19 points while Alyssa Hagen had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kate Quam also reached double figures for the Panthers with 10 points.
NRHEG&8217;s margin of victory could have been even bigger had the team hit more than just 13 of 34 free throw attempts.
Monday, the Panthers fell to Blue Earth 53-39. Kristina Cole led NRHEG with 18 points, but the team never found a rhythm in the game falling behind by 13 by halftime.
NRHEG is 10-7 on the season.
G-E falls to Schaeffer Academy
The Glenville-Emmons boys&8217; basketball team got off to a slow start and paid for it against Schaeffer Academy falling 61-58 Tuesday.
The Wolverines struggled against the big front line their opponent&8217;s threw at them. G-E&8217;s shots did improve in the second half, but it was not enough to get the win.
Jake Kirsch led the Wolverines with 13 points and Jon Mittag added 11.
Head coach Dan Fredrickson did praise Michael Adams and Kirsch for their strong defensive effort throughout the game.
Tiger swimmers make it close with Winona
The Albert Lea boys&8217; swim team won a pair of events and remained within striking distance of Winona Tuesday night before falling 99-87.
The Tigers got a win from Matt Van Fossen in the 200 individual medley where he posted a time of 2:11.53. The Tigers&8217; 200 free relay team of Chris Dorman, Jordan Elleby, Van Fossen and Torey Christensen also won in a time of 1:38.97.
Elleby took second in the 50 free with a time of 25.32, Van Fossen was second in the 100 butterfly in 55.55, Chris Allison was the runner-up in the 100 free with a mark of 56.12 and Ethan Marquardt swam a 5:51.73 500 free to finish second.
Tyler Peterson claimed another runner-up finish for the Tigers in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 1:11.00 and Dorman was second in the 100 breaststroke coming to the wall in 1:08.24.
The Tigers are back in action Friday against Century in Rochester.
LM-NK splits two duals
LAKE MILLS, Iowa &8212; The LM-NK wrestling team split a pair of duals Tuesday downing North Iowa 63-12 before falling to Forest City 49-21.
LM-NK received eight forfeits against North Iowa while Wade Hebrink and Nahtan Moretz both recorded pins.
Hebrink also earned a pin against Forest City as did Ethan Schutter and Moretz.
N-K girls fall to St. Ansgar
NORTHWOOD, Iowa &8212; The Northwood-Kensett girls&8217; basketball team did everything it could to pull out a win Tuesday night against Corn Bowl Conference rival St. Ansgar but wound up just short in the one place that matters most &8212; the score.
The Vikings led at the half 24-22 but let the game slip out of their grasp in the final two periods and fell 56-42.
N-K&8217;s Kate Hartman had an outstanding night for the Vikings with 19 points.