Pipestone 24-33 = 57
Windom 30-37 = 67
The Windom Eagle girls basketball team had a sluggish night on offense Tuesday, but the top-seeded Eagles advanced in the Section 3AA playoffs with a 67-57 win over Pipestone at Windom.
The Arrows used lengthy offensive possessions to try to slow down the Eagle offense, but the Eagles rode the hot hand of junior Kait Huska to a 30-24 halftime lead. Huska knocked down five three-pointers in the first half.
In the second half, the Arrows continued to stick around, as the Eagle lead never grew larger than 12 points. But Gracie Bucher scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half, including 6-of-7 from the line in the half and 4-of-4 in the final two minutes.
Huska added a trio of three-pointers, including one after the Arrows had cut the Eagle lead to three points.
Huska finished with 24 points, all coming on eight three-pointers. Her eight three-pointers broke her own program record for three-pointers made in a single game.
Bucher added 19 points and Delaney Smith scored 11 in the win.
AE 24-19 = 43
RRC 31-31 = 62
Red Rock Central opened the Section 3A playoffs with a strong offensive night Tuesday, rolling to a 62-43 victory over Adrian-Ellsworth at Lamberton.
The Falcons shot 48% from the field for the game and 52% from two-point range. That allowed RRC to build a seven-point halftime lead before pulling away in the second half.
Karli Arkell had a dominant night, finishing with 21 points, 13 rebounds and six blocked shots in the win. Nicole Schroepfer added 19 points for the Falcons.
WWG 22-19 = 41
Edgerton 07-20 = 27
Westbrook-Walnut Grove turned in a dominant defensive performance Tuesday night, opening the Section 3A playoffs with a 41-27 victory over fourth-seeded Edgerton at Edgerton.
The Chargers held the Dutchmen to three first-half field goals, building a 22-7 halftime lead. The Chargers held Edgerton to 19% shooting from the field for the game.
Isabel Klumper and Olivia Klumper each scored 12 points, leading WWG to the win.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Montevideo, March 19
MLAC: at MCW (Trimont), March 17
RRC: at HBC (Hills), March 19
WWG: at SWC (Edgerton), March 19