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Saturday, May 18, 2024

SECTION BOYS BASKETBALL: Montevideo stuns Eagle boys

Montevideo 41-42 = 83
Windom 35-38 = 73

The Windom Eagle boys basketball team saw its season come to a stunning end Saturday with an 83-73 loss to Montevideo in the Section 3AA playoffs at Windom.

Montevideo held the Eagle offense in check much of the game, holding Windom to 33% shooting from the field for the night. That allowed Montevideo to open a 32-16 lead halfway through the opening half before the Eagles battled back, cutting the deficit to six at halftime.

Windom then trimmed the deficit to three early in the second half, but Montevideo put the game out of reach with a 12-0 run to stretch the lead to 53-38. Montevideo was able to push the lead to 64-42 before the Eagles tried mounting a final comeback. But down the stretch, the Thunderhawks made enough free throws and set up enough lay-ups to put the Eagles away.

Montevideo outscored the Eagles 50-20 in the lane in the game and held a 53-32 edge on the glass.

Drew Rothenberger led the Eagles with 27 points in the loss. Abe McKibbin scored 13, Greyson Elder had 12 and Henry Erickson finished with 11 points and 16 assists in the loss.

RRC 09-24 = 33
WWG 16-32 = 48

Red Rock Central couldn’t overcome a slow start on offense Saturday, which allowed Westbrook-Walnut Grove to pull away for a 48-33 win in the Section 3A playoffs at Worthington.

Both teams struggled from the field early in the game, but turnovers cast a shadow over the Falcons, who turned the ball over 26 times in the game and had just four field goals in the first half.

WWG held a seven-point halftime lead, but quickly stretched the lead to double digits in the second half, as Kole Curry and Adyn Vue turned Falcon miscues into points.

Curry scored 16 of his game-high 22 points in the second half for the Chargers. Vue added seven of his 10 points in the second half, as WWG was able to stretch the lead as high as 20 in the second half.

Ashton Holmen led the Falcons with 10 points. Isaac Simonson finished with seven points in the loss.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
MLAC: vs. JWP (at Mt. Lake), March 7

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