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Bluejays edge Eagle girls; Chargers close with win

Windom 26-37 = 63
Waseca 32-32 = 64

The Windom Eagles shook off a slow start to take the lead late, but Waseca hit a pair of free throws in the closing seconds, then stole the Eagles’ last chance at a shot attempt to claim a 64-63 win Friday at Waseca.

Waseca started the game with a 9-0 run as the Eagles missed their first seven shots from the field, but Windom battled back, getting red hot from the field the rest of the way. Windom shot 54% from the floor for the game, including 52% from three-point range.

Waseca held a six-point lead at halftime, but the Eagles did damage inside and outside in the second half. Senior Delaney Smith scored 18 of her game-high 27 points in the second half, while the Eagles hit six three-pointers in the half.

A bucket by Smith gave the Eagles the lead late, but a pair of free throws by the Bluejays regained the lead. Waseca then stole an entry pass attempt as the Eagles tried to get the ball inside for the potential game-winning shot.

Smith led the Eagles with 27 points. Allison Letcher scored 19 and Kait Huska finished with 12.

WWG 26-22 = 48
MCC 15-27 = 42

Westbrook-Walnut Grove built a solid halftime lead and hung on late Saturday, defeating Murray County Central 48-42 in Slayton.

WWG hit five first-half three pointers, taking an 11-point advantage into the break. The Rebels battled back in the second half, with Bryn Hoekman and Emily Rohrer combining for 21 points.

But a key three-pointer and a pair of free throws down the stretch allowed WWG to pick up the win.

Beth Byers led the Chargers with 17 points. Isabel Klumper added nine in the win.

Edgerton 20-24 = 44
MLAC 23-23 = 46

Senior Anika Fast scored her team’s final four points Friday night, lifting Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey to a thrilling 46-44 win over Edgerton at Mt. Lake.

Fast hit a pair of free throws with under 15 seconds on the clock, sealing the victory for the Wolverines. Fast’s basket moments earlier gave the Wolverines the lead in a back-and-forth second half.

Brooke Naas led the Wolverines with 18 points. Jaci Tollefson scored nine of her 11 in the first half. Fast finished with 10 points in the win, with eight in the second half. 

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Pipestone, March 16
MLAC: at MCW (Trimont), March 17
RRC: vs. Adrian-Ellsworth (at Lamberton), March 16
WWG: at Edgerton, March 16

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