2/7/2014 9:02:00 AM Bucs top Eagles; Falcons win first; Kirk nears milestone
Falcons win first; MLA's Kirk nears milestone
RRC 22-46 = 68 Edgerton 38-20 = 58 Red Rock Central erased a 16-point halftime deficit Thursday night, outscoring Edgerton 46-20 in the second half to claim its first victory over the season, 68-58 over the Dutchmen at Edgerton.
Edgerton hit six three-pointers in the first half, staking itself to a 38-22 halftime lead. But RRC caught fire in the second half, hitting five three-pointers and shooting 50 percent from the field. RRC also went 17-of-28 from the line in the second half, compared to 4-of-11 for the Dutchmen down the stretch.
Four Falcons finished in double figures, led by Thomas Blomgren with 18 points and six assists. Austin Price added 15 points. Luke Engen netted 11 points and Trevor Pederson had 10 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
MLA 30-38 = 68 Fulda 27-22 = 49 Mt. Lake Area pulled away down the stretch Thursday night, improving to 19-1 with a 68-49 win at Fulda.
MLA led by three at halftime, then stretched the lead to double digits in the second half. Fulda battled back, cutting the deficit below 10 with seven minutes to play. But MLA pulled away down the stretch.
Carter Kirk led the Wolverines, finishing with 16 points. That brings him to within 4 points of 2,000 for his career. Josh Grev added 14 points and Andrew Hempeck added 10.
WWG 16-45 = 61 MCC 33-34 = 67 Westbrook-Walnut Grove tried to climb out of a 17-point hole in the second half but fell just short, taking a 67-61 loss to Murray County Central Thursday at Slayton.
MCC led 33-16 at the break before WWG's offense found its touch in the second half, outscoring the Rebels 45-34.
Alex Knutson led WWG with 22 points. Shane Buchman finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. MLA: at LCWM (Lake Crystal), Feb. 7 RRC: at Sleepy Eye, Feb. 10 WWG: vs. HBC (at Westbrook), Feb. 11
Windom 18-24 = 42 Blue Earth 23-30 = 53 The Windom Eagle boys basketball team couldn't get its offense going Thursday night, falling 53-42 at Blue Earth.
Windom shot just 30 percent from the field, including 20 percent on three-point attempts.
Jeff Pfeffer paced the Eagles with 12 points. Kyle Antes and Bryce Bever each scored eight points in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. Luverne, Feb. 13