Windom 42-32 = 74
JCC 37-39 = 76
A wild second half saw numerous lead changes Friday night, but the last lead change of the game ultimately lifted Jackson County Central to a 76-74 win over the Windom Eagle boys basketball team Friday in Jackson.
JCC’s Damien Phaly hit a jumper with 2.2 seconds left on the clock, breaking a 74-74 tie to lift the Huskies to the win.
Both teams played without at least one key player in the game. Windom was without all-conference center Dylan Serreyn due to illness.
That left the Eagles playing a perimeter-based game. Junior guard Henry Erickson poured in a career-high 34 points, including six three-pointers. Junior Abe McKibbin added 25 points in the loss.
WWG 24-24 = 48
Lakeview 41-29 = 70
Lakeview shot a sizzling 54% from the field and held the Westbrook-Walnut Grove offense in check Saturday, as the Lakers claimed a 70-48 win in the finals of the Candy Cane Classic in Cottonwood.
Lakeview battered the Chargers in the lane, scoring 44 points in the paint in the victory.
Meanwhile, the Laker defense forced 19 Charger turnovers and held WWG to 35% shooting.
Kole Curry led WWG with 15 points. Zach Knudson added 12 points and Cole VanDeWiele added 11.
WWG 30-33 = 63
Minneota 31-24 = 55
Westbrook-Walnut Grove rallied in the second half Friday night, pulling away for a 63-55 victory over Minneota in the opening round of the Candy Cane Classic, played in Cottonwood.
Minneota held a one-point halftime lead, but the Chargers answered by hitting five three-pointers in the second half.
Cole VanDeWiele canned seven three-pointers in the game and scored a game-high 25 points to lead WWG. Kole Curry added 16 points and Dan Kleven scored 15 in the win.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Marshall, Dec. 21
MLAC: vs. HLOF (at Mt. Lake), Dec. 21
RRC: at AE (Ellsworth), Dec. 21
WWG: vs. Edgerton (at Westbrook), Dec. 21