1/21/2013 9:29:00 AM Eagle girls fall short against Trojans
Wolverines knock off Patriots
MLA 31-27 = 58 HBC 18-36 = 54 Mt. Lake Area withstood a furious second-half rally Saturday night, clinging to a 58-54 victory over Hills-Beaver Creek at Hills.
The Wolverines built a 13-point halftime lead but were outscored 36-27 in the second half.
Paige Brown carried the offensive load for the Wolverines, racking up 25 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. Janessa Peters added 14 points and seven rebounds in the victory.
SWU 25-26 = 51 RRC 20-17 = 37 Southwestern United took the lead with an 8-0 first half run and expanded the lead in the second half Saturday, defeating Red Rock Central 51-37 at Jeffers.
The Wildcats closed the first half with the 8-0 run to take a five-point lead into the locker room. SWU then outscored RRC 26-17 in the second half to seal the win.
Melanie Kedl led RRC with 10 points. Rachel Kedl added six points and Leslie Sorensen added five.
WWG 24-23 = 47 SWC 46-31 = 77 Southwest Christian raced to a 22-point halftime lead and never looked back Saturday, rolling to a 77-47 win over Westbrook-Walnut Grove at Edgerton.
Three SWC players finished in double figures and the Eagles were able to turn numerous steals into baskets in the first half.
Abby Herding led WWG with 15 points. Paige Erickson added 12 points in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. MLA: at Adrian, Jan. 22 RRC: at MCC (Slayton), Jan. 22 WWG: vs. Adrian (at Westbrook), Jan. 25
Windom 30-38 = 68 Worthington 29-44 = 73 The Windom Eagle girls basketball team battled from a 12-point deficit to tie Worthington late Friday night, but the Trojans closed the game on a 7-2 run, claiming a 73-68 victory at Worthington.
Windom trailed by 12 with under eight minutes to go and a pair of technical fouls on the Eagles allowed the Trojans to score four points from the free throw line, taking a 65-56 lead with six minutes to play.
The Eagles went on a 10-1 run to tie the game at 66-66, but Worthington sealed the game by hitting a bucket and five free throws in the final two minutes, while the Eagles' last basket came with 15 seconds left on the clock.
Gina Hauge led the Eagles with 24 points in the loss. Kelsey Hanefeld added 13 points while Holly Larson and Rachel Sorensen scored 10 points each. All of Sorensen's came in the second half.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at MCW (Trimont), Jan. 24