Worthington 33-38 = 71
Windom 32-42 = 74
A strong second half on offense and several key defensive stops down the stretch propelled the Windom Eagle boys basketball team to a 74-71 victory over Worthington Thursday at Windom.
The Trojans hit a three-pointer at the halftime buzzer to take a one-point lead, but the Eagles came out strong in the second half, pounding the ball inside. Junior center Dylan Serreyn scored 17 second-half points, including 3-of-3 from the free throw line.
The lead changed hands several times in the second half, but key three-pointers from Abe McKibbin and Austin Doorenbos helped the Eagles take the lead late. McKibbin added four crucial free throws in the closing minutes and Worthington’s final attempt to tie the game with a desperation half-court shot fell short.
Conner Redman led the Eagles with 23 points, including 14 in the first half. Serreyn scored 22, Doorenbos added 12 and Henry Erickson added 10.
MLAC 29-21-12 = 62
RRC 33-17-04 = 54
Red Rock Central hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to send the game to overtime, but Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey took command in the extra period, claiming a 62-54 victory over the Falcons Thursday in Lamberton.
RRC held a four-point halftime lead, but the Wolverines rallied, holding RRC scoreless for a 10-minute stretch in the second half. But the Falcons shut the Wolverines down over the final three minutes, setting the stage for a late rally. Willhite scored seven of RRC’s 17 second-half points, including the game-tying trey with 0.9 seconds left on the clock.
In overtime, the Wolverines spread the ball around, with Carter Olson’s three-pointer giving MLAC the lead for good.
Jordan Toll led MLAC with 16 points. Ethan Nickel scored 13 and Olson added 10 in the win.
Justin Klabunde led RRC with 14 points. Dominik Smith scored 12 – all in the first half. Joe Strock added 10.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. St. James Area, March 12
MLAC: vs. MCC (at Mt. Lake), March 13
RRC: at WWG (Westbrook), March 18
WWG: at HBC (Hills), March 13