SESM 40-46 = 86
Windom 26-37 = 63
The Windom Eagle boys basketball team couldn’t keep pace with a hot-shooting Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s squad Saturday, falling 86-63 during the Conference Crossover at Westbrook.
St. Mary’s shot 53% from the field for the game and hit nine three-pointers as a team. The hot shooting allowed St. Mary’s to race to a 14-point halftime lead and outscore the Eagles 46-37 in the second half.
Henry Erickson led the Eagles with 19 points in the loss. Dylan Serreyn finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Abe McKibbin added 13 points.
Minneota 16-40 = 56
Windom 32-37 = 69
The Windom boys basketball team had a strong night from the field and a perfect night from the line Friday, building an early lead and cruising to a 69-56 win over Minneota at Windom.
The Eagles were equally sharp inside and outside in the game, hitting 10 three-pointers as a team. Windom shot 38% from the field for the game, but cooled considerably late in the second half.
Windom also went a perfect 13-of-13 from the free throw line as a team.
Henry Erickson led the Eagles with 19 points. Abe McKibbin added 10 points. Dylan Serreyn and Josh Garrison each scored nine in the win.
GFW 26-23 = 49
WWG 35-26 = 61
Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s defense proved to be the difference Saturday afternoon as the Chargers claimed a 61-49 victory over Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop during the Conference Crossover in Westbrook.
The Chargers were hot from the field early in the contest, with Cole VanDeWiele knocking down four three-pointers in the opening half. Three Chargers scored eight or more points in the opening half, as WWG led 35-26 at the break.
In the second half, the Chargers were able to attack the lane and convert GFW turnovers into points.
Kole Curry and Austin Parker each had a double-double for WWG. Curry finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Parker had 12 points and 10 boards. VanDeWiele finished with 15 points, 14 in the first half. Dan Kleven added 11 points in the win.
NUC 30-33 = 63
MLAC 30-32 = 62
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey couldn’t rally in the closing seconds Saturday afternoon, dropping a 63-62 decision to New Ulm Cathedral during the Conference Crossover in Westbrook.
Cathedral surged late in the first half, tying the game at 30-30 at halftime. Then, in a foul-filled second half, Cathedral hit five three-pointers and scored its final three points from the free throw line. MLAC’s last attempt to win the game rattled out.
Ashton Toll led the Wolverines with 14 points. Kolby Kremmin scored 12 and Carter Olson added 10.
RRC 21-24 = 45
TMB 46-27 = 73
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton pounded the ball into the lane early and often Saturday afternoon, as the Panthers rolled to a 73-45 victory over Red Rock Central at Tracy.
TMB shot 53% from the field and 66% from two-point range in the contest. That attention on the inside allowed the Panthers to race to a 25-point halftime cushion.
RRC’s offense never got on track, as the Falcons were held to 16 field goals and shot 39% from the field.
Ashton Juhnke led RRC with 11 points. Corey Arkell added nine in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Pipestone, Jan. 25
MLAC: vs. RRC (at Comfrey), Jan. 25
RRC: at MCC (Slayton), Jan. 24
WWG: vs. Adrian-Ellsworth (at Westbrook), Jan. 24