Montevideo 35-33 = 68
Windom 35-42 = 77
The Windom girls basketball team advanced to the sub-section finals for the second straight year with a 77-68 victory over Montevideo Friday in Windom.
The Eagles trailed early, but rallied to tie the game by halftime behind hot shooting from Allison Letcher, who scored 21 of her team-high 29 points in the opening half.
In the second half, the Eagle offense attacked the bucket, pulling away from the Thunderhawks by going 18-of-19 as a team from the free throw line. Gracie Bucher scored 14 points in the second half, including a perfect 8-of-8 from the stripe. Kait Huska added five key free throws as the Eagles scored their final 13 points from the free throw line.
Letcher led the Eagles with 29 points. Bucher added 16, Delaney Smith scored 12 and Huska finished with 11 in the win.
RRC 24-20 = 44
HBC 25-36 = 61
Hills-Beaver Creek was red hot from three-point range in the second half Friday night, pulling away for a 61-44 victory over Red Rock Central in the Section 3A playoffs at Hills.
The Falcons were able to trim the HBC lead to one when Lily Stavnes hit a three-pointer at the first half horn. But a series of missed shots by the Falcons early in the second half turned into HBC fast breaks, with the Patriots draining seven three-pointers in the second half.
Meanwhile, RRC’s offense struggled as a whole, as the Falcons shot just 29% from the field for the game.
Karli Arkell led RRC with 23 points. Stavnes added eight points in the loss.
WWG 16-17 = 33
SWC 47-29 = 76
Southwest Christian’s relentless defensive pressure and fast-breaking offense kept the foot on the gas pedal all night Saturday, running away from Westbrook-Walnut Grove for a 76-33 victory at Edgerton.
The Chargers had just two players make field goals in the first half, as SWC’s defense harassed WWG into 31 turnovers for the game. The fast breaks allowed SWC to take a 31-point halftime lead.
Compounding the problem for WWG was poor shooting, as WWG finished shooting 28% from the field for the game.
Olivia Klumper led WWG with 15 points. Abby Wiggins added seven points in the loss.
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Windom: vs. Redwood Valley, March 22