St. James 37-51 = 89
Windom 29-49 = 78
St. James seized momentum early in the first half and held it the rest of the way Friday, claiming an 89-78 win over the Windom Eagles at Windom.
The Saints took the lead for good with a 13-0 run in the first half, racing to an eight-point halftime lead. St. James then continued its hot shooting in the second half, finishing the game shooting 58% from the field.
The Saints held a commanding 46-24 edge over the Eagles on the glass for the game.
Alivia Letcher led the Eagles with a career-high 26 points. Hadley Sammons added 23 points. Hannah Dauer scored 13 and Haidyn Sammons added 10.
HBC 24-29 = 53
MLAC 30-31 = 61
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey took control late in the first half, then sealed things from the free throw line late to defeat Hills-Beaver Creek 61-53 Saturday in Mt. Lake.
The Wolverines surged late in the first half, using an 8-0 run to take the lead and hitting a three-pointer at the horn to take a six-point halftime lead.
The Wolverines were held to seven field goals in the second half, but went 20-of-30 for the game from the line as a team to seal the victory.
Jaci Tollefson paced the Wolverines, hitting four three-pointers and finishing with 19 points. Julia Brinkman added 17 points and Brooke Naas finished with 12 in the win.
RRC 27-24 = 51
RCW 26-37 = 63
Red Rock Central couldn’t hang onto a halftime lead Friday evening, as Renville County West pulled away in the second half for a 63-51 victory at Renville.
The Falcons led by one at halftime, but RCW’s defense held much of the Falcon team under wraps throughout. RRC finished the game shooting just 28% from the field.
The Falcons had a monster game from senior Sondra Rindfleisch, who finished with a career-high 30 points and 20 rebounds. Alyssa Cowan added eight points in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Pipestone, Jan. 10
MLAC: at HLOF (Fulda), Jan. 9
RRC: vs. Edgerton (at Lamberton), Jan. 9