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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Buzzer beater sinks Eagle boys

Fairmont 39-35 = 74
Windom 40-33 = 73

For the second straight week, the Windom Eagle boys basketball team was stung at the final buzzer.

Abe McKibbin hit a free throw with 10 seconds left, giving the Eagles a 73-72 lead. But Fairmont’s Zach Jorgenson put in a runner with two seconds left on the clock, lifting the Cardinals to a 74-73 victory at Windom.

The Eagles held a 40-39 halftime lead, but foul trouble in the post opened the door for the Cardinals to attack the basket in the second half.

Fairmont grabbed a five-point lead early in the second half, but the Eagles answered, tying the game at 55-55 and 61-61.

The game was back and forth late, but an 8-of-17 night from the free throw line by the Eagles kept the door open for Fairmont. The Eagles went 7-of-14 from the line in the second half.

Down the stretch, a basket by Conner Redman tied the game at 72. McKibbin then made 4-of-6 from the line in the final minutes, giving the Eagles a one-point lead before Jorgenson’s game-winner.

Redman led the Eagles with 26 points. McKibbin added 20 in the loss.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at CMCS (Prinsburg), March 5
MLAC: vs. HBC (at Mt. Lake), March 2
RRC: vs. WWG (at Lamberton), March 2
WWG: at RRC (Lamberton), March 2

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