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Falcons’ Arkell hits milestone in Thursday win

AE 20-23 = 43
RRC 32-31 = 63

It was a milestone night for the Red Rock Central girls basketball team Thursday, as the Falcons claimed a 63-43 win over Adrian-Ellsworth in Lamberton.

Falcon senior center Karli Arkell scored her 1,000th career point in the first half of Thursday’s game, as the Falcons raced to a 12-point halftime lead.

Arkell, facing a box-and-one defense much of the game, finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the win. The Dragon defense to slow Arkell down opened the door for junior Sondra Rindfleisch to have a career-high 23 points, including 7-of-9 from the free throw line.

Rindfleisch did muchof her damage in the second half, scoring 17 points in the final 18 minutes.

Lilly Stavnes added 13 points in the win.

RRC 32-27 = 59
SESM 41-40 = 81

Red Rock Central had no answer for one of the state’s top scorers Saturday night, as Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s claimed an 81-59 win over the Falcons in Sleepy Eye.

Knights forward Madison Mathiowetz, who recently surpassed the 3,000 career point mark, poured in 48 points in the game. That allowed the Knights to build an early nine-point lead before pulling away in the second half.

Karli Arkell led RRC with 22 points. Emily DeCock added 17 in the loss.

WWG 29-23 = 52
Edgerton 29-30 = 59

Westbrook-Walnut Grove cooled down from the field in the second half Thursday night, which allowed Edgerton to pull away late for a 59-52 win over the Chargers at Edgerton.

After the score was tied 29-29 at halftime, the Dutchmen worked the ball inside to Alyda VandeGriend, who scored 16 of her game-high 26 points in the second half.

Isabel Klumper led WWG with 19 points in the loss. Abby Wiggins scored 12 and Amelia Sikel added 10.

HLOF 27-24 = 51
MLAC 18-29 = 47

A frigid night from the field Thursday doomed the Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey girls basketball team, as the Wolverines fell 51-47 to Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda in Mt. Lake.

The Wolverines shot just 23% from the field for the game, including 19% from two-point range. HLOF was able to build a nine-point halftime lead, then held off a late Wolverine surge by going 15-of-27 from the line.

Brooke Naas led the Wolverines with 15 points in the loss. Annika Brinkman added a career-high 14 points in the loss. 

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. JCC, Dec. 17
MLAC: at MCC (Slayton), Dec. 14
RRC: at WWG (Westbrook), Dec. 14
WWG: vs. RRC (at Westbrook), Dec. 14

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