1/21/2013 9:41:00 AM Eagle comeback bid falls short against Trojans
Wolverines blitz Patriots
HBC 20-35 = 55 MLA 44-37 = 81 Hills-Beaver Creek had no answer for Mt. Lake Area junior Carter Kirk Friday night as the Wolverines rolled to an 81-55 win over the Patriots at Mt. Lake.
MLA raced to a 24-point halftime cushion and maintained a lead of 20-plus points much of the second half.
Kirk dominated inside, finishing with 33 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Wolverines.
Andrew Hempeck added 10 points in the win. Josiah Stoesz and Cody Klassen each added nine points.
WWG 44-34 = 78 Adrian 26-33 = 59 Westbrook-Walnut Grove came out of the blocks red hot Friday night, shooting just under 50% for the game in a 78-59 win at Adrian.
The Chargers drained 10 three-pointers in the victory.
Reed Bakken paced WWG with 24 points. Shane Buchman scored 19, Taylor Lindaman added 12 and Aaron Hass chipped in 10 points in the win.
RRC 26-32 = 58 SESM 36-47 = 83 Sleepy Eye St. Mary's bombed away from the outside Friday night, hitting 10 three-pointers on its way to an 83-58 win over Red Rock Central at Sleepy Eye.
The Knights built a 10-point halftime lead, then hit six three-pointers in the second half to seal the victory.
Jeff DeCock led RRC with 23 points. Henry Rogotzke finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Austin Price scored 15 points for the Falcons.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. MLA: vs. LCWM (at Mt. Lake), Jan. 22 RRC: vs. Sleepy Eye (at Lamberton), Jan. 22 WWG: vs. HBC (at Westbrook), Jan. 24
Windom 30-32 = 62 Worthington 40-29 = 69 A valiant comeback by the Windom Eagle boys basketball team ran out of gas late Friday night as the Worthington Trojans claimed a 69-62 win over the Eagles at Worthington. It marked Worthington's 19th straight win over the Eagles and the 43rd win in past 44 meetings between the two teams.
Worthington raced to an early lead, pushing the tempo and building a 17-point lead early in the first half while the Eagles struggled offensively and defensively early on. But the Eagles were able to slice the deficit down to 10 points by halftime.
In the second half, the Trojans again pulled the lead near 15 points, but a late surge by the Eagles cut the deficit to four points a pair of times in the second half. Worthington was able to stretch the lead with a pair of three-pointers, then finished the game off with an inside bucket and a pair of free throws.
Collin Lovell and Andy Pfeffer each scored 20 points in the loss for the Eagles. Nathan Remmers added 10 points. Bryce Bever had 12 rebounds in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. MCC, Jan. 21