Windom 05-05-09-08 = 27
Vermillion 13-12-20-12 = 57
The Windom girls basketball team had a dismal night from the field after a long bus ride Saturday, leading to a 57-27 loss to Vermillion, S.D., in a game played at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.
Playing under South Dakota rules, the game had four quarters and used a shot clock.
The Eagles had a hard time contending with the Tanagers in the lane, as Vermillion outscored the Eagles 36-6 in the paint.
Windom finished the game shooting just 19% from the field, while Vermillion shot at a 41% clip.
Kendyl Sammons and Tristyn Maras each scored five points to lead the Eagles.
JCC 40-50 = 90
Windom 44-37 = 81
A double-digit lead early fell by the wayside late Friday night for the Windom girls basketball team, as the Eagles fell 90-81 to Jackson County Central at Windom.
The Eagles led by 10 early in the contest after a quick start. Windom maintained the lead throughout the first half, leading by four at halftime.
But in the second half, JCC’s defense forced the Eagles into turnovers and hurried shots, which allowed the Huskies to rally. A three-pointer from Sadie Voss ultimately gave the Huskies the lead for good in the closing minutes of the game. JCC pulled away late by hitting 22-of-27 from the free throw line for the game.
Hadley Sammons led the Eagles with 22 points in the loss. Sammons added 11 assists and nine rebounds. Tristyn Maras scored 18, KJ Huska added 17 and Kendyl Sammons had 14.
MLAC 23-24 = 47
Edgerton 25-23 = 48
A back-and-forth game throughout saw Edgerton’s Reece Wassink scoring on a short jumper with 45 seconds left on the clock, giving the Dutchmen a 48-47 victory over Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey Friday in Edgerton.
The Wolverines trailed by two at halftime, but battled their way to a four-point lead in the second half. But down the stretch, the Dutchmen scored three points from the free throw line, then pounded the ball inside to Wassink for a baby hook shot to take the lead.
The Wolverines’ last chance three-pointer from Brooke Naas at the buzzer rattled out, preserving the victory for the Dutchmen.
Naas finished with 20 points in the loss for the Wolverines. Jaci Tollefson added 11 points.
RRC 28-37 = 65
YME 31-37 = 68
Red Rock Central and Yellow Medicine East each had a dominant night in the lane Friday night, but it was the Sting sealing the win late, toppling the Falcons 68-65 in Granite Falls.
RRC’s Karli Arkell and YME’s Shelby Mortenson battled in the paint all night, with Arkell finishing with 255 pints and eight rebounds, while Mortenson had 23 points and nine boards.
But down the stretch, the Sting were sharp from the line, going 9-of-12 for the game.
Lilly Stavnes added 17 points and 10 assists for the Falcons. Sondra Rindfleisch added 12 points.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Marshall, Dec. 21
MLAC: vs. Springfield (at Mt. Lake), Dec. 28
RRC: vs. HBC (at Lamberton), Dec. 21
WWG: vs. Dawson-Boyd (at SMSU, Marshall), Dec. 28