JCC 33-24 = 57
Windom 39-38 = 77
The Windom boys basketball team claimed its third consecutive victory Tuesday night, racing to a 77-57 win over Jackson County Central at Windom.
The Eagles led by six at halftime but pulled away in the second half thanks to tight defense. Windom forced 25 JCC turnovers and held the Huskies to 35% shooting for the game.
Windom also had a commanding 26-6 scoring edge from the free throw line, as the Eagles were 26-of-35 for the game.
Conner Redman led the Eagles with 23 points. Dylan Serreyn added 22 points and 12 rebounds. Henry Erickson finished with 17 points and 10 assists.
AE 26-28 = 54
MLAC 37-29 = 66
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey raced to an 11-point halftime lead Tuesday, claiming a 66-54 win over Adrian-Ellsworth in Comfrey.
The Wolverines drained five first-half three-pointers and shot 43% from the field for the game.
Ethan Nickel hit five treys and finished with a team-high 22 points for the Wolverines. Carter Olson added 13 points, including nine in the first half. Jordan Toll added 10 points and 14 rebounds in the win.
HLOF 21-34 = 55
WWG 27-36 = 63
Westbrook-Walnut Grove used a solid first half and a strong defensive effort to topple Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda 63-55 Tuesday in Westbrook.
The Chargers led by six at halftime, then sealed the game by going 17-of-27 from the line in the second half.
Ethan Mischke led a quartet of Chargers in double figures with 21 points, including 14-of-17 from the line. Hunter Lien scored 12 points, Nathan Kuehl 11 and Cole VanDeWiele 10.
MCC 29-25 = 54
RRC 19-29 = 48
A second-half rally fell just short for the Red Rock Central boys basketball team Tuesday, as Murray County Central held on for a 54-48 win at Lamberton.
The Rebels led by 10 at halftime, but RRC trimmed the deficit to five with three minutes to play. MCC then sealed the win by hitting eight free throws down the stretch.
Dominik Smith led RRC with 14 points. Luke Willhite scored 13 and Mason Gode added 10.
St. James Area 27-21 = 48
Windom 47-35 = 82
The Windom boys basketball team had a dominant first half on offense and was just as sharp on defense in the second half Monday night.
The Eagles surged late in the first half to take a 20-point lead, then stifled any comeback attempt by St. James Area in the second half, claiming an 82-48 win.
The Eagles jumped to an early lead, but St. James Area clawed back to within 10 points.
But late in the first half, a flurry of baskets by the Eagles built a 20-point halftime cushion.
In the second half, the Eagle offense caught fire from outside, with six second-half three-pointers. Meanwhile, the Eagles bottled up the Saint offense. Windom stretched the lead as large as 38 points.
Five Eagles scored in double figures, led by senior Austin Doorenbos with 19 points. Sam Doorenbos and Dylan Serreyn each scored 15, Abe McKibbin added 14 and Conner Redman scored 12.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at St. Peter, Feb. 4
MLAC: at St. Clair, Feb. 5
RRC: vs. HLOF (at Lamberton), Feb. 4
WWG: vs. HBC (at Westbrook), Feb. 5