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Erickson breaks scoring record in Eagle win

Worthington 29-48 = 77
Windom 44-46 = 90

The Windom boys basketball team saw an early 20-point lead evaporate Thursday, but a record-breaking performance from junior Henry Erickson helped the Eagles pull away late for a 90-77 win over Worthington at Windom.

Erickson broke the program’s 43-year-old single-game scoring record by pouring in 43 points. The previous record of 40 was set by Kent Kelly in the 1978-79 season, also against Worthington.

Erickson hit 14 of his 17 shots from the field, including 4-of-4 from three-point range, and went 11-of-13 from the line to break the record.

The Eagles raced to an early lead, as Abe McKibbin shouldered the scoring load early. McKibbin scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half, helping the Eagles build a 20-point lead at one point. Windom led by 15 at halftime.

But in the second half, Worthington came out strong, quickly slicing the deficit to six points. The Trojans got the Eagle lead down to two multiple times in the second half, but the Eagles were able to answer.

As a team, Windom shot 60% from the field in the win and hit 11 three-pointers as a team.

MLAC 20-31 = 51
SWC 33-24 = 57

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey found itself behind early and never fully recovered Thursday, falling 57-51 to Southwest Minnesota Christian in Edgerton.

The Wolverines trailed by 13 at halftime and had a tough night from the field, shooting 27% as a team for the game. SWC also outscored the Wolverines 22-12 from the free throw line for the game.

Carter Olson led the Wolverines with 22 points. Damon Khamvongsa added 10 points.

Friday postponements

The two boys basketball games originally scheduled for Friday have been postponed because of the weather.

Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s scheduled game against Southwest Minnesota Christian in Edgerton will be played Saturday in Edgerton, beginning with the B-squad at 5 p.m.

Red Rock Central’s game at Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey has been rescheduled for Jan. 25, with the location changed to Comfrey instead of Mt. Lake. 

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Blue Earth Area, Jan. 18
MLAC: at Sleepy Eye, Jan. 17
RRC: vs. Cedar Mountain (at Lamberton), Jan. 17
WWG: at SWC (Edgerton), Jan. 15

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