St. James 35-35 = 70
Windom 30-30 = 60
St. James was red hot from the field and outscored Windom 12-1 from the free throw line Wednesday, claiming a 70-60 victory over the Eagles in the championship of the Windom Holiday Classic.
The Saints shot 59% from the field for the game, while Windom was 39% from the field. St. James also went 12-of-18 from the line, while Windom was 1-of-5 for the game.
The Saints were able to build a five-point halftime lead and maintain the lead in the second half thanks to the hot shooting from the field and line.
Henry Erickson led the Eagles with 23 points. Dylan Serreyn scored 13 points and Abe McKibbin finished with 12.
KMS 31-31 = 62
Windom 31-34 = 65
The Windom boys basketball team had some late heroics Tuesday afternoon, capturing a 65-62 victory over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg in the Windom Holiday Classic.
The Eagles rallied late in the game to tie the contest at 62. Then, as time expired, Abe McKibbin nailed a three-pointer from the left wing, giving the Eagles the three-point victory.
Windom built an early lead before the Saints rallied, tying the game at 31 at halftime.
Windom was able to again build a second half lead, but KMS answered, going 12-of-17 from the free throw line for the game. That allowed the Saints to tie the score late before McKibbin’s game-winner.
McKibbin led the Eagles with 14 points. Henry Erickson finished with 13 points and 13 assists, while Dylan Serreyn added 13 points in the win.
Springfield 31-26 = 57
MLAC 29-26 = 55
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey was held scoreless for the final 2:30 Tuesday, which prevented the Wolverines from scoring the tying bucket in a 57-55 loss to Springfield in Mt. Lake.
Springfield’s Carter Hillesheim hit a three-pointer with 2:10 to go, giving the Tigers a two-point lead. The Wolverines had several attempts to tie or take the lead, but misfired on four two-point tries and a final three-point attempt.
Kolby Kremmin led the Wolverines with 20 points. Carter Olson added 12 points in the loss.
Wabasso 28-21 = 49
WWG 30-34 = 64
Westbrook-Walnut Grove pulled away in the second half Tuesday, handing Wabasso its first loss of the season with a 64-49 decision at Westbrook.
The Chargers held a two-point halftime lead, but caught fire from the field in the second half, outscoring Wabasso 34-21.
WWG shot 43% from the field for the game, but went 13-of-23 from the field in the second half to claim the win.
Cole VanDeWiele led WWG with 23 points, including six three-pointers. Dan Kleven added 18 points.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. WWG, Jan. 3
MLAC: at T/ML/GHEC (Granada), Jan. 4
RRC: vs. Edgerton (at Lamberton), Jan. 4
WWG: at Windom, Jan. 3