Pipestone 50-56 = 106
Windom 45-39 = 84
Pipestone was red hot from the field Tuesday night, pulling away in the second half to claim a 106-84 victory over the Windom boys basketball team at Windom.
With the win, Pipestone clinched the Big South Conference West Division title and a berth in the conference title playoff.
The Arrows took control of the game halfway through the opening half, gaining the lead with an 8-0 run before the Eagles eventually cut the deficit to five by halftime.
The Eagles were able to cut the deficit down to one halfway through the second half, but Pipestone’s red-hot shooting proved to be the difference. The Arrows finished the game shooting 66% from the field, including 70% from two-point range.
Abe McKibbin led the Eagles with 27 points in the loss. Greyson Elder scored 16 points, Henry Erickson had 13 and Drew Rothenberger finished with 10.
MLAC 16-27 = 43
WWG 19-23 = 42
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey had a flair for the dramatic Tuesday night, as a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Carter Olson lifted the Wolverines to a 43-42 win over Westbrook-Walnut Grove at Westbrook.
The Wolverines scored the game’s final 10 points over the last 1:45 of the game, and 7-0 over the final 20 seconds of the game.
Grant Oakland’s three-point play with 15 seconds left cut WWG’s lead to 42-38. MLAC got a steal, with Olson knocking down both free throws with nine seconds left. WWG then missed a pair of free throws, with Olson hitting the winning three from the right wing as time expired.
WWG missed its final nine attempts from the free throw line in the second half.
Olson led the Wolverines with 12 points in the win. Ashton Toll finished with 11 points.
MCC 11-34 = 45
RRC 15-26 = 41
Murray County Central’s offense roared to life in the second half Tuesday as the Rebels stayed in the Red Rock Conference title picture, defeating Red Rock Central 45-41 in Lamberton.
The Falcons ground the Rebels to a halt in the opening half, taking a 15-11 lead into the locker room. RRC was able to build its lead as high as 15 points in the second half, but MCC rallied over the final 10 minutes of the game, forcing 20 Falcon turnovers and converting those into 16 points.
Isaac Simonson led RRC with 12 points in the loss. Ashton Holmen chipped in 11 points.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Fairmont, Feb. 17
MLAC: at HBC (Hills), Feb. 17
RRC: vs. TMB (at Lamberton), Feb. 16