RRC 17-23-06 = 46
WWG 18-22-12 = 52
For the second time this season, Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Red Rock Central needed more than 36 minutes to determine a winner.
But Monday night in Westbrook, it was the Chargers who came out firing in overtime.
Addeson Jenniges drained a three-pointer to give the Falcons the lead and a bucket by Abby Wiggins helped seal the game, as the Chargers stunned RRC 52-46.
WWG held a slim one-point halftime lead. In the second half, both teams tried to do damage inside.
RRC’s Karli Arkell scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half and overtime. Meanwhile, WWG’s Olivia Klumper hit three key buckets and Beth Byers knocked down two free throws, sending the game to overtime.
In overtime, WWG’s freshmen trio of Jenniges, Wiggins and Isabel Klumper accounted for nine of WWG’s 12 points. Meanwhile, WWG’s defense kept the Falcons out of the lane and off the free throw line.
Olivia Klumper led WWG with 17 points. Kelsey DeSmith added nine, while Isabel Klumper and Wiggins scored eight each.
Nicole Schroepfer led RRC with 15 points. Arkell scored 14.
HBC 14-31 = 45
MLAC 11-31 = 42
Free throws down the stretch proved to be the difference Monday as Hills-Beaver Creek held off a spirited Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey squad 45-42 in Mt. Lake.
Defense was the name of the game early, as HBC held a 14-11 halftime lead.
In the second half, the Wolverines caught fire from long range, hitting six three-pointers as a team.
But HBC scored its final five points of the game from the free throw line, as Abby Knobloch went 6-of-8 in the second half to seal the win for the Patriots.
Brooke Naas led the Wolverines with 11 points. Anika Fast scored 10 and Jaci Tollefson added nine.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Edgerton, March 2
MLAC: vs. WWG (at Mt. Lake), March 4
RRC: vs. MLAC (at Lamberton), March 5
WWG: at MLAC (Mt. Lake), March 4