2/15/2013 9:11:00 AM Eagle girls hold off Cardinals
Raiders run past Wolverines
Fulda 35-35 = 70 MLA 28-30 = 58 Fulda had no answer for Mt. Lake Area senior center Janessa Peters defensively, but the Raider offense was hot enough from the field to allow Fulda to escape with a 70-58 win at Mt. Lake Thursday.
Fulda held a seven-point halftime lead and was able to push the lead to double digits early in the second half. The Wolverine offense other than Peters struggled much of the game.
Peters finished with 32 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. Whitney Klassen had four steals for the Wolverines.
RRC 09-31 = 40 SWU 29-28 = 57 Red Rock Central's offense didn't get on track until the second half Thursday. By then, it was too late as the Falcons took a 57-40 loss to Southwestern United at Okabena.
RRC struggled from the field in the first half, which allowed the Wildcats to race out to a 29-9 halftime lead.
Tegan Derickson led RRC with 14 points. Melanie Kedl added seven points in the loss.
WWG 18-34 = 52 Edgerton 29-29 = 58 Westbrook-Walnut Grove mounted a furious second-half rally, but the rally was derailed by a late 10-point surge in the final minutes as Edgerton claimed a 58-52 win.
Edgerton's Breanna Nelson hit a pair of three-pointers and four free throws in the final three minutes of the game, scoring 10 of her 12 points to help the Dutchmen seal the victory.
WWG trailed by 11 at halftime but rallied to within two points with three minutes to go before Edgerton's final surge late.
Paige Erickson led WWG with 23 points. Dayna Comnick added 12 points and Elizabeth Woelber scored nine.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. MLA: at SWC (Edgerton), Feb. 15 RRC: vs. Edgerton (at Jeffers), Feb. 18 WWG: vs. MLA (at Westbrook), Feb. 18
Windom 27-25 = 52 Luverne 26-23 = 49 The Windom Eagle girls basketball team hit free throws down the stretch Thursday night to seal a 52-49 victory at Luverne.
The Eagles' guards came through offensively as Luverne focused on slowing down Windom's inside game. Rachel Sorensen scored 20 points, including eight-of-10 from the free throw line.
Kelsey Hanefeld added 10 points. Jasmine Carlson scored seven and Holly Larson added six points in the victory.
Despite sweeping the season series from the Cardinals, the Eagles will have to travel to Luverne to open the Section 3AA playoffs next Saturday.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. St. Peter, Feb. 16