Windom 36-36 = 72
JCC 25-35 = 60
Tuesday proved to be a memorable night for the Windom Eagle girls basketball team, as two Eagles surpassed the 1,000-point mark for their careers in a 72-60 win over Jackson County Central at Jackson.
With 8:55 left in the first half, senior Allison Letcher scored an off-balance lay-up for her 1,000th point. Then, three possessions later with 7:22 left in the half, senior Delaney Smith banked in a left-handed lay-up for her 1,000th point. The milestones were part of a 16-0 run by the Eagles to take command of the game.
The Huskies were able to trim the Eagle lead to 11 by halftime, but the Eagles never led by fewer than 10 points in the second half, as Smith battered JCC in the lane.
Smith finished the night with 30 points and 15 rebounds. Letcher added 17 points. Kait Huska chipped in 13 points and nine assists while Jadyn Wormstadt finished with 10 rebounds and seven assists.
Windom 30-22 = 52
St. James Area 24-31 = 55
The Windom Eagle girls basketball team had an unusually cold night from the field and from the free throw line Monday in St. James.
The Saints outscored the Eagles 31-22 in the second half, handing the Eagles a 55-52 defeat.
Windom jumped to a 30-24 halftime lead behind a dominant first half from senior Delaney Smith, who poured in 15 points in the first half.
But the Saints switched defenses and forced the Eagles to the outside, where Windom had its poorest night of the season.
Meanwhile, the Saints did damage from the free throw line, going 10-of-18 for the game, including 8-of-16 in the second half. The Eagles, meanwhile, went just 4-of-13 from the stripe for the game.
Allison Letcher paced the Eagles with 20 points. Smith added 18 in the loss.
WWG 26-24-00 = 50
RRC 24-26-10 = 60
The Red Rock Central girls basketball team saved its best for last Monday night in Lamberton.
A three-pointer by Lilly Stavnes in the closing minute of regulation sent the Falcons and Westbrook-Walnut Grove into overtime, tied at 50.
In overtime, RRC’s defense shut the Chargers down. RRC outscored WWG 10-0 in the extra four minutes, escaping with a 60-50 victory.
WWG held a slim two-point halftime lead and held that lead for much of the second half.
But down the stretch, the Falcons pounded the ball inside to junior Karli Arkell, who scored 15 of her game-high 23 points in the second half and overtime.
With the Falcons leading by six in overtime, Stavnes sealed the win, hitting four straight free throws in the final minute.
Stavnes and Nicole Schroepfer each finished with 15 points for the Falcons.
Olivia Klumper led WWG with 16 points. Abby Wiggins added 12 points and Beth Byers finished with 10.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at Worthington, Feb. 4
MLAC: at HBC (Hills), Feb. 4
RRC: at SWC (Edgerton), Feb. 9
WWG: vs. Adrian-Ellsworth (at Westbrook), Feb. 6