MCC 04-23 = 27
MLAC 22-24 = 46
A determined effort on the defensive end proved to be just what the Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey girls basketball team needed Monday night in Mt. Lake.
The Wolverines held Murray County Central to a single field goal in the first half, building an 18-point halftime lead on its way to a 46-27 victory.
The Wolverines did not allow a point for over 10 minutes, when the Rebels hit a pair from the line. After a follow-up bucket, the Wolverines then held the Rebels scoreless for nearly the final seven minutes of the half.
MLAC’s offense got a jump-start early from junior Jaci Tollefson, who scored 10 of her game-high 16 points in the first half.
Brooke Naas added 15 points in the win.
WWG 27-22 = 49
RRC 21-20 = 41
Westbrook-Walnut Grove capitalized on a big hole in Red Rock Central’s lineup Monday, building an early lead and claiming a 49-41 win at Lamberton.
RRC played without 6-3 senior center Karli Arkell due to illness, and the Chargers took advantage, driving into the lane to take a 27-21 halftime lead.
The Chargers were able to preserve the lead in the second half despite going 11-of-20 from the free throw line.
Isabel Klumper paced WWG with 13 points. Amelia Sikel added 11 and Abby Wiggins scored eight.
Lilly Stavnes led RRC with 13 points. Sondra Rindfleisch added 11.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Redwood Valley, Jan. 11
MLAC: vs. Madelia (at Comfrey), Jan. 11
RRC: vs. MCC (at Lamberton), Jan. 13
WWG: at AE (Ellsworth), Jan. 13