RRC 14-27 = 41 Springfield 30-20 = 50 Early foul trouble proved to be Red Rock Central's undoing Tuesday night as the Falcons fell 50-41 at Springfield.
The Tigers took advantage of Falcon fouls in the first half, building a 16-point halftime cushion. But the Falcons battled back in the second half behind balanced scoring and tight defense.
Fern Engen led the Falcons with eight points and nine rebounds. Brooke Rasmussen and Tegan Derickson each added eight points.
MCW 33-21 = 54 MLA 10-16 = 26 The first game of the season for the Mt. Lake Area girls basketball team proved to be a struggle for consistency, as the Wolverines fell 54-26 to Martin County West in Mt. Lake.
MCW raced to a 23-point halftime lead as MLA struggled with turnovers and poor shooting.
The Wolverines cut into the deficit early in the second half but hit a cold spell, allowing MCW to push the lead.
Janessa Peters led the Wolverines with 12 points. Rachel Dukes and Whitney Klassen each added six points in the loss.
WWG 27-17 = 44 Lakeview 29-26 = 55 Westbrook-Walnut Grove struggled in the second half and wound up taking a 55-44 season-opening loss to Lakeview Tuesday in Cottonwood.
The Lakers forced the Chargers into 33 turnovers in the game.
Paige Erickson had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead WWG. Dayna Comnick added 12 points and seven rebounds while Elizabeth Woelber finished with eight points.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. MLA: at SWU (Okabena), Nov. 29 RRC: at Adrian, Nov. 29 WWG: vs. Wabasso (at Westbrook), Nov. 30
Windom 10-23 = 33 MCC 21-10 = 31 The Windom Eagle girls basketball team battled back from an 11-point halftime deficit, overcoming a sluggish first half to claim a 33-31 win over Murray County Central at Slayton Tuesday night.
MCC jumped to the early lead as Windom struggled with cold shooting and poor passing in the early stages. Windom battled to within 12-10 before MCC finished the first half with a 9-0 run.
But the second half saw the Eagles clamp down defensively and capitalize on openings in the MCC defense. A trio of jumpers by Rachel Sorensen and a jumper by Jasmine Carlson helped pull the Eagles into their first lead of the game at 26-25.
Windom then held MCC scoreless for nearly a five-minute stretch, but could only run the lead to 28-25. MCC closed to 29-27 but a lay-up by Gina Hauge gave the Eagles a four-point lead.
Down the stretch, Windom couldn't seal the win from the free throw line. The Eagles finished the game 7-of-19 from the stripe, missing four in the final minute. But a free throw by Holly Larson gave the Eagles a 32-29 lead and another by Hauge with two seconds left gave Windom a 33-31 lead. A desperation heave at the horn sailed wide for the Rebels, preserving the Eagle win.
Hauge led the Eagles with nine points and seven rebounds. Carlson and Sorensen each finished with eight points in the win.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at Springfield, Nov. 30