Pipestone 24-20 = 44
Windom 26-23 = 49
Both Windom and Pipestone had a shaky night from the field Thursday, but the Eagles outscored the Arrows 9-3 from the free throw line, allowing the Eagles to escape with a 49-44 victory at Windom.
The Eagles held a slim two-point halftime lead, but had a strong night from three-point range, hitting 8-of-17 attempts.
Windom also closed the game strong from the stripe, going 6-of-7 as a team in the second half to seal the win.
KJ Huska led the Eagles with 22 points in the win. Hadley Sammons chipped in 11 points.
HBC 17-26 = 43
WWG 26-23 = 49
Westbrook-Walnut Grove was able to make hay from the free throw line late Thursday, hanging on for a 49-43 victory over Hills-Beaver Creek at Westbrook.
The Chargers led by nine at halftime before HBC mounted a rally with three second-half three-pointers.
But WWG outscored the Patriots 9-1 from the free throw line in the game and scored five of their final eight points from the line.
Amelia Sikel led WWG with 19 points in the win. Addeson Jenniges added 10 points.
MLAC 31-14 = 45
AE 20-26 = 46
Adrian-Ellsworth’s Claire Popkes hit two free throws with no time left on the clock Thursday, lifting the Dragons to a 46-45 victory over Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey at Ellsworth.
The Dragons rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit by going 12-of-13 from the line in the second half and ending the game with a 9-4 run.
MLAC was held to 14 second-half points and went 5-of-11 from the line in the second half.
Brooke Naas led the Wolverines with 23 points. Jaci Tollefson finished with 13 points.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at Marshall, Feb. 4
MLAC: at St. James. Feb. 7
RRC: at HBC (Hills), Feb. 4
WWG: at CM (Morgan), Feb. 4