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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Cardinals knock Eagle girls from playoffs

RV 27-40 = 67
Windom 24-23 = 47

The Windom girls basketball team had its toughest night from the field at the worst time Monday night.

The Eagles were cold from the field throughout, but a 16-2 Redwood Valley run to start the second half ultimately sealed the Eagles’ fate in a 67-47 loss to the Cardinals in the Section 3AA South finals in Windom.

Redwood Valley started the game with a burst, taking a 10-4 lead early before the Eagles used an 11-0 run to go up 15-10.

But the Cardinals hit a trio of three-pointers to regain the lead and held a 27-24 advantage heading into halftime.

In the second half, the Cardinals attacked the lane and continued their hot three-point shooting, with nine treys for the night.

Meanwhile, the Eagles struggled to find their touch from outside and saw several close-range shots rattle out early. That allowed the Cardinals to go on a 16-2 run to start the half and take command of the game.

Delaney Smith finished the night with 21 points for the Eagles. Jadyn Wormstadt added nine points.

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