2/4/2013 8:23:00 AM Eagle boys shut down Cardinals
Falcons edge Lakers
RRC 30-26 = 56 Lakeview 23-23 = 46 Red Rock Central was able to slow down Lakeview's inside game Saturday to claim a 56-46 victory in a game played at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.
The Falcons held Lakeview's 6-7 center, Jonah Dovre, to 13 points. That allowed the Falcons to build a seven-point halftime lead.
Jeff DeCock paced RRC with 22 points. Henry Rogotzke added 17 points and 10 rebounds.
MLA 33-33 = 66 Ellsworth 37-18 = 55 Mt. Lake Area cranked up the defense in the second half Friday, rallying from a four-point halftime deficit to claim a 66-55 win at Ellsworth.
The Wolverines held the Panthers to 18 second-half points and pulled away late from the free throw line for the win.
Carter Kirk paced MLA with 28 points and 14 rebounds. Josiah Stoesz added 12 points. Andrew Hempeck scored nine and Zach Dickens added eight points.
RRC 23-21 = 44 SWC 50-38 = 88 Southwest Christian stayed on top of the Red Rock Conference Friday night, building a big lead and rolling to an 88-44 win over Red Rock Central at Edgerton.
The Eagles outscored RRC 50-23 in the first half and had four double figure scorers in the game.
Jeff DeCock led RRC with 17 points. Thomas Blomgren added eight points in the loss.
Edgerton 37-24 = 61 WWG 20-24 = 44 Edgerton jumped to an early lead and had four double figure scorers Friday, leading to a 61-44 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove at Westbrook.
The Dutchmen outscored the Chargers 37-20 in the first half behind a balanced offensive attack while WWG struggled to hit from the field.
Alex Knutson and Taylor Lindaman each finished with 10 points in the loss for the Chargers.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. MLA: at Sleepy Eye St. Mary's, Feb. 5 RRC: at SWU (Okabena), Feb. 7 WWG: vs. CMC (at Westbrook), Feb. 5
RV 19-35 = 54 Windom 24-39 = 63 A stellar defensive effort and a second half march to the free throw line propelled the Windom Eagles to a 63-54 victory over Redwood Valley Friday at Windom.
The Eagles clamped down on the Cardinals' outside shooting threats, particularly high-scoring Alec Koster. Koster, who scored 33 points in the first meeting between the teams this year, was held to just nine points Friday night.
The Eagles held a double-digit lead much of the game, starting the game with a 15-4 lead. Redwood Valley was able to trim the lead down to five at halftime, thanks to a half-court buzzer-beater by Koster. But Windom was able to quickly re-establish the lead in the second half, holding a 12-point cushion until the final minute.
The Eagles had a brief cold spell from the line in the closing minutes, missing four straight free throws. That allowed the Cardinals to hit a couple of three-pointers and trim the lead down to five points with a minute to go. But free throws by Nathan Remmers, Collin Lovell and Andy Pfeffer in the final minute helped Windom push the lead back, and Redwood had consecutive empty possessions, helping Windom preserve the victory.
Lovell led the Eagles with 24 points and eight rebounds. Pfeffer finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Jacob Gotto scored 13 and Remmers added 12 in the win.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at TMB (Tracy), Feb. 4