Ellsworth 25-24-04 = 53 MLA 26-23-09 = 58 The Mt. Lake Area girls basketball team battled to a thrilling 58-53 overtime win over Ellsworth Friday in Mt. Lake.
Ellsworth hit a pair of three-pointers to start the second half and raced to a 12-point lead before the Wolverines battled back, tying the game at 49-49 at the end of regulation.
In the overtime, Janessa Peters drained a three-pointer and Stacey Harder took a cutting feed from Whitney Klassen for a layup, staking the Wolverines to the lead. MLA hit four free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Peters led the Wolverines with 17 points. Harder added 13 points in the win.
Adrian 37-22 = 59 WWG 32-06 = 38 Adrian's defense held Westbrook-Walnut Grove in check in the second half Friday, allowing the Dragons to run away with a 59-38 victory over the Chargers at Westbrook.
Adrian led by five at halftime but held WWG to just six second-half points.
Dayna Comnick and Elizabeth Woelber each scored 12 points for the Chargers. Paige Erickson added 11 points in the loss.
RRC 16-32 = 48 HBC 25-31 = 56 Hills-Beaver Creek's free throw shooting proved to be the difference Friday as the Patriots held on to a 56-48 victory over Red Rock Central at Hills.
HBC went 26-of-37 from the stripe in the game, allowing it to maintain the lead throughout the second half.
Brooke Rasmussen led RRC with 13 points. Cassandra Erickson added 12 in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. MLA: at Madelia, Jan. 28 RRC: vs. Fulda (at Jeffers), Jan. 28 WWG: vs. Lincoln HI (at Westbrook), Jan. 29
Pipestone 22-22-09 = 53 Windom 23-21-12 = 56 For the second straight game, the Windom Eagles saw a lead slip away in the final minutes of regulation. Unlike the previous night's loss to Martin County West, on Friday, the Eagles got the chance to redeem themselves in overtime.
Pipestone's Amanda Haupert hit a three-pointer at the horn to send the game to overtime, but the Eagles outscored the Arrows 12-9 in the extra period to claim a 56-53 win at Windom.
Windom's Holly Larson scored four of her five points in the overtime period. The Eagles were generally sharp from the free throw line much of the night but were solid in the overtime period, hitting four key free throws late to claim the victory.
Gina Hauge led the Eagles with 14 points. Rachel Sorensen added 13 and Kelsey Hanefeld finished with 12.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at JCC (Jackson), Jan. 29