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Furious second-half rally lifts Falcons

Edgerton 33-21 = 54
RRC 23-36 = 59

The Red Rock Central girls basketball team found itself in a deep hole at halftime Monday.

The Falcons trailed by 10 at halftime before charging back in the second half to claim a 59-54 victory over Edgerton at Lamberton.

Edgerton center Reece Wassing drew two early fouls on Falcon starting center Karli Arkell. With the Falcons 6-3 post off the floor, Wassink poured in 21 first-half points, leading the Dutchmen to a 33-23 halftime advantage.

In the second half, Arkell returned to the lineup, limiting Wassink while stabilizing the RRC offense. Arkell scored 13 of her team-high 17 points in the second half.

That set the stage for the rest of the Falcon offense, which attacked the basket. Lilly Stavnes hit 4-of-6 from the line in the closing minutes, while Arkell added three key free throws late.

Stavnes and Nicole Schroepfer each finished with 15 points for the Falcons.

MLAC 23-27 = 50
HLOF 17-13 = 30

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey turned in a dominant defensive performance Monday night, pulling away for a 50-30 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda at Okabena.

The Wolverines held the Coyotes to three second half field goals, outscoring HLOF 27-13 in the second half.

MLAC had a shaky night from the free throw line, going 15-of-35 for the game. But the Wolverines were able to force the Coyotes into foul trouble and pulled away despite going 9-of-23 from the stripe in the final 18 minutes.

Brooke Naas led the Wolverines with 13 points. Anika Fast added 12 points in the win.

WWG 29-21 = 50
AE 24-22 = 46

Westbrook-Walnut Grove hit the only two free throws it made in the game in the closing minute Monday, allowing the Chargers to edge Adrian-Ellsworth 50-46 at Adrian.

The free throws by Beth Byers gave the Chargers a four-point lead after a tight, back-and-forth second half.

WWG held a five-point halftime lead after a big first half from freshmen Abby Wiggins and Isabel Klumper, but the Dragons quickly countered with a bucket and a three-pointer.

A three-pointer from Byers and a trio of hoops from Wiggins helped WWG regain the lead, and the Byers free throws late sealed the win.

Wiggins led WWG with 16 points. Isabel Klumper added 13 and Olivia Klumper scored 10 in the win.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. St. Peter, Jan. 26
MLAC: at Edgerton, Jan. 28
RRC: at AE (Adrian), Jan. 28
WWG: at SWC (Edgerton), Jan. 28

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