Windom 27-38 = 65
St. James 35-34 = 69
The Windom girls basketball team was able to cut an 11-point deficit to a single point in the second half, but couldn’t quite complete the comeback in a 69-65 loss at St. James.
The Saints bombed away from the outside much of the night, hitting six three-pointers in the opening half and nine in the game. That allowed St. James to take an eight-point halftime advantage.
The Eagles battled back with four three-pointers of their own in the second half. Windom also attacked the basket and got to the free throw line in the second half, hitting 8-of-11 from the stripe in the final 18 minutes to mount a comeback.
Down the stretch, Hadley Sammons hit a driving lay-up to cut the deficit to 61-60, but the Saints answered with a three-pointer and the Eagles weren’t able to close the gap again.
Hadley Sammons led the Eagles with 18 points. Haidyn Sammons added 15 points and Madi Hogan chipped in nine in the loss.
Cedar Mountain 20-31 = 51
RRC 16-21 = 37
Cedar Mountain turned up the defensive intensity in the second half Tuesday night, pulling away for a 51-37 victory over Red Rock Central at Lamberton.
The Cougars held a four-point halftime lead, but came out pressuring the Falcons in the second half. The rash of Falcon turnovers led to a Cougar run that saw Cedar Mountain pull away over the final five minutes of the game.
Sondra Rindfleisch led RC with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Emily DeCock added eight points in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. JCC, Feb. 2
MLAC: vs. RRC (at Mt. Lake), Feb. 2
RRC: at MLAC (Mt. Lake), Feb. 2