The River Valley-Maple Leaf inter-conference boys basketball matchups are over for this regular season.

That's probably just as well for the Maple Leaf.

Maple Leaf teams won just four of 35 games against River Valley competition this year.

Lanesboro -- ironically, coached by Terry Highum, who coached his whole career in the RVC until this winter -- recorded three of the four wins, one of them over Mabel-Canton Tuesday night.

For several seasons, the two conferences have played nearly a complete round-robin of non-league games against each other. Last season, it was nearly even, with the River Valley winning 19 and the Maple Leaf 14. Lanesboro 59, M-C 49

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For a team that managed only 15 points in the first half, the Burros acquitted themselves well.

Everything we threw up, the shots just were't going in,'' Highum said. ``Mabel did a nice job playing defense on us, but they weren't necessarily all bad shots, we were just pretty cold.''

Highum said it was actually defense that put his team back in the game.

``In the second half, I think our defense helped us out more than anything. We had some steals and converted them into quick scores.''

Jeff Schwichtenberg scored 16 points, all but four in the second half. The 6-foot-3 senior had four three-pointers in the second half.

Brent Olson scored 12 points off the bench.

``We changed to a quicker lineup, and he's done a good job for us in a pressing situation,'' Highum said of Olson.

Olson was 10 of 13 from the line in the second half as the teams combined to shoot 65 free throws. MABEL-CANTON (49) Russ Larson 19, Chad Inglett 4, Jim Davis 3, Terry Masters 4, Craig Henry 3, Heath Olson 12, Brian Erickson 4. LANESBORO (59) Mark Holmen 9, Troy Danielson 6, Mike Peterson 4, John Smith 4, Jeff Schwichtenberg 16, Cory Hall 3, Brent Olson 12, Andy Ask 5. Scoring by periods Mabel-Canton 11 12 14 12 -- 49 Lanesboro |5 10 21 23 -- 59 M-C | Lan Three-point field goals

||||3||||||||4|| Two-point field goals

|||10|||||||13|| Free-throws made/att

20-35||||22-30|| Total team fouls

|||19|||||||23||

Fouled out: MC, Larson.

Three-point goals: MC, Larson, Inglett, Henry, Schwichtenberg (4). Rushford 57, Wykoff 43

After a one-sided first quarter, Wykoff hung in well to keep the score from getting out of hand.

That's an accomplishment of note, considering going into the game Rushford had a 17-1 record and Wykoff was 1-16. Also, Wykoff was without ballhandling guard and leading scorer Bruce Williams, who is out with a cracked rib.

Chris Johnson, a 6-4 senior, helped by scoring 26 points, the total of his and Williams' averages.

Rushford hit 43 percent from the field, Wykoff 33 percent.

The Trojans were without leading scorer Aaron Hungerholt, who is out the rest of the regular season but will be back for tournaments. RUSHFORD (57) Jeremy Pederson 0, Travis Thorn 7, Eric Bieberdorf 0, Steve Oian 4, Dixon Magnuson 0, Brian Dvorak 5, Brad Hoiness 2, Brian Helleland 8, Dan Hill 0, Grant Evavold 0, Eric Breitsprecher 11, Dayne Magnuson 0, Adam Larson 2, Dean Smith 0, Jason Dahl 10. WYKOFF (43) Tim Hebrink 2, Craig Schmidt 6, Chris Johnson 26, Eric Wagner 6, Jerome Schild 3, James Earley 0, Nathan Schild 0, Josh Kramer 0, Matt Grabau 0, Jeff Erdman 0, Emil Sallvik 0. Scoring by periods Rushford 17 14 17 |9 -- 57 Wykoff |8 13 12 10 -- 43 Rush | Wyk Three-point field goals

|||| |||||||| || Two-point field goals

||| ||||||| || Free-throws made/att

|8-11|||||8-10|| Total team fouls

|||17|||||||14||

Fouled out: None.

Three-point goals: Rushford, Thorn; Wykoff, Johnson. Houston 65, Grand Meadow 55

Grand Meadow led 47-45 after three quarters, but the Larks lost their wings in a fourth quarter dominated by Houston.

The Hurricanes outscored G.M. 20-8 in the fourth quarter to walk away with the win. Jon Lee's 22 points paced Houston, with Travis Kingsley and John Evenson combining for 27.

Eric Diskerud scored 21 points and Ed Simes had 15 to lead Grand Meadow. The Larks shot 40 percent from the field, while Houston hit 49 percent. The Hurricanes had a 28-25 rebounding edge. HOUSTON (65) Corey Hazelton 2, John Evenson 13, Brian Runningen 8, Jon Lee 22, Mark Peterson 4, Travis Kingsley 14, Paul Johnson 2. GRAND MEADOW (55) Eric Diskerud 21, Ed Simes 15, Bryce Tangen 4, Brad Tangen 5, Paul Davis 10. Scoring by periods Houston 14 19 12 20 -- 65 Grand Meadow 16 13 18 |8 -- 55 Hou | GM Three-point field goals

||||3||||||||3|| Two-point field goals

|||22|||||||15|| Free-throws made/att

12-24||||16-21|| Total team fouls

|||18|||||||20|| Fouled out: GM, Brad Tangen, Bryce Tangen.

Three-point goals: Houston, Evenson (3); GM, Diskerud (2), Davis. Peterson 58, P-F 41

Senior forward Brian Gudmundson scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to power Peterson.

The Tigers opened up a 17-6 lead after one quarter, and scored a 17-10 advantage in the final period. Troy Hatlevig netted 18 points, and like Gudmundson hit 3 three-pointers.

Peterson shot much better than Preston-Fountain, hitting 44 percent (22 of 49) to the Bluejays' 24 percent (12 of 49).

Gudmundson's effort on the boards helped the Tigers to a 25-20 advantage. PETERSON (58) Brian Hatlevig 6, Troy Skalet 3, Troy Hatlevig 18, Brian Gudmundson 27, Jordy Graham 2, Tim Hallum 2. PRESTON-FOUNTAIN (41) Tim Ostrom 3, Nick Rindels 11, Justin Fairbairn 6, Chris Mensink 6, Jim Bentson 11, Eric Scheevel 0, Nick Nelson 2, Darren O'Connor 2. Scoring by periods Peterson 17 16 |8 17 -- 58 Preston |6 12 13 10 -- 41 Pete | P-F Three-point field goals

||||7||||||||1|| Two-point field goals

|||16|||||||11|| Free-throws made/att

5-13||||16-26|| Total team fouls

|||23|||||||16|| Fouled out: P-F, Ostrom.

Three-point goals: Peterson, Skalet, Hatlevig (3), Gudmundson (3); P-F, Bentson. Caledonia 60, Harmony 50

Caledonia rolled to another victory, extending its record to 16-3.

The Warriors shot just over 50 percent from the field.

``They're a very good shooting team,'' said Harmony assistant coach Doug Carlson. ``They're not real big, but they're quick and very skilled with the basketball.''

Caledonia's Randy King and Todd Meiners each scored 16 points.

Chad Whalen led Harmony with 15 points.

Caledonia played without top scorer Chad Hjellming, who is out with an injury. CALEDONIA (60) Brad Augedahl 6, Kevin Bauer 8, Jon Chiglo 0, Sean Conway 3, Joe Palen 6, Darryl Esch 0, Randy King 16, Todd Meiners 16, Mike Rommes 5, Paul Rukavina 0, Robert Vetsch 0, Brennen Weichert 0. HARMONY (50) Chad Bestor 0, Todd Christianson 3, Greg Elton 0, Greg Fossum 2, Jeff Gunderson 0, Jake Hines 10, Ross Kiehne 5, Jim Peters 12, Daren Sikkink 0, Chad Whalen 15, Benjy Kiehne 3. Scoring by periods Caledonia 15 15 18 12 -- 60 Harmony 12| 9 12 17 -- 50 Cal | Har Three-point field goals

||||1||||||||7|| Two-point field goals

|||27|||||||10|| Free-throws made/att

|3-|4|||||9-12|| Total team fouls

|||11||||||||7||

Fouled out: None.

Three-point goals: Caledonia, Rommes; Harmony, Whalen (4), B. Kiehne, Peters, Christianson. Spring Grove 64, L-O 54

Missed free throws hindered Le Roy-Ostrander, as the Cardinals hit but 10 of 22 overall.

Included in that statistic were misfires on the front end of four one-and-ones in the fourth period. L-O had been hitting nearly 65 percent of its free throw attempts.

The Cardinals were marginally better from the field, hitting 20 of 61 shots overall.

Spring Grove held a 43-36 rebounding advantage, 18-12 on the offensive boards.

Rob Mason led the winners with 16 points, while Brady House topped L-O and the game with 18. SPRING GROVE (64)

Dan Gjere 7, Brandon Brevig 15, Bob Ehler 6, Derek Myhre 6, Chad Ohl 3, Rob Mason 16, Mike Solum 11. LE ROY-OSTRANDER (54)

Brian Adams 2, Brady House 18, Teavor Bucknell 2, Brad Elliott 8, Chris Utz 16, Chad Bunne 1, Jeff Hanson 7. Scoring by periods Spring Grove 14 20 |8 22 -- 64 Le Roy-Ostrander15 13 12 14 -- 54 SG | LO Three-point field goals

||||1||||||||4|| Two-point field goals

|||21|||||||16|| Free-throws made/att

19-28||||10-22|| Total team fouls

|||20|||||||21||

Fouled out: Spring Grove, Ehler, D. Myhre, Mason; L-O, Adams, Bunne.

Three-point goals: Spring Grove, Brevig; L-O, House (3), Utz. Non-conference

TUESDAY Caledonia 60, Harmony 50

Spring Grove 64, Le Roy-Ostrander 54

Houston 65, Grand Meadow 55

Peterson 58, Preston-Fountain 41

Rushford 57, Wykoff 43

Lanesboro 59, Mabel-Canton 49

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 63, Morristown 37

South Central 55, Alden-Conger-Freeborn 34