Windom 31-34 = 65
Fairmont 39-31 = 70
The Windom Eagle boys basketball team couldn’t overcome an early deficit Friday night, dropping a 70-65 decision at Fairmont.
Fairmont raced to an early double-digit lead and led by eight at halftime. The Cardinals were able to build the cushion back to 13 points early in the second half, then held off a late Eagle surge.
Windom was able to cut the deficit to two points in the final two minutes, but the Cardinals closed the game with 10 points in the final two minutes to claim the win.
Henry Erickson led the Eagles with 32 points in the loss. Abe McKibbin added 17 points and Dylan Serreyn finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
MLAC 24-44 = 68
HBC 24-37 = 61
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey caught fire on offense in the second half Friday night, pulling away for a 68-61 victory over Hills-Beaver Creek at Hills.
After a tied score of 24-24 at halftime, the Wolverines went on a tear in the second half, outscoring the Patriots 44-37.
MLAC hit four three-pointers early in the half to establish the lead, then was able to maintain the lead despite a shaky night from the free throw line.
Kolby Kremmin paced the Wolverines with 22 points. Carter Olson scored 18 and Damon Khamvongsa added 13 in the win.
HLOF 31-35 = 66
WWG 27-29 = 56
Westbrook-Walnut Grove couldn’t maintain an early lead Friday night, as Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda surged to a 66-56 victory at Westbrook.
WWG held an early seven-point advantage, but HLOF rallied to take a four-point halftime lead. The Coyotes then preserved the lead the entire second half before holding off a late Charger rally.
HLOF’s Carter Drent surpassed the 1,000-point mark of his career in the win.
Kole Curry paced WWG with 17 points in the loss. Cole VanDeWiele added 15 points and Brady Ross scored 11.
SWC 46-26 = 72
RRC 22-19 = 41
Southwest Minnesota Christian maintained its lead in the Red Rock Conference Friday night, rolling to a 72-41 win over Red Rock Central at Lamberton.
SWC shot 55% from the field for the game and converted 22 Falcon turnovers into 30 points.
The tight Eagle defense allowed SWC to build a 24-point halftime lead.
Ashton Juhnke led RRC with nine points in the loss. Joe Strock added eight points.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Springfield, Feb. 22
MLAC: vs. WWG (at Mt. Lake), Feb. 22
RRC: vs. HLOF (at Lamberton), Feb. 22
WWG: at MLAC (Mt. Lake), Feb. 22