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TUESDAY BOYS BASKETBALL: Eagles hold off Chargers

WWG 34-37 = 71
Windom 37-37 = 74

The Windom Eagle boys basketball team overcame a tough night from the free throw line Tuesday, hanging on late for a 74-71 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove at Windom.

WWG led by as many as eight points in the early going, but the Eagles were able to battle back late in the first half, eventually taking a three-point halftime lead.

In the second half, the Eagles were able to build their lead behind strong outside shooting. Carter Rossow came off the bench to hit a trio of second-half three-pointers, as the Eagles had five treys in the half.

But poor free throw shooting down the stretch by the Eagles opened the door for WWG to battle back. The Chargers, who had a 40-point night from junior Hudsen Jenniges, pulled to within a point late in the game.

But the Eagle defense made the lead hold up, forcing WWG into a trio of turnovers in the final minute of the game. A free throw by Rossow gave the Eagles a three-point lead, and the Eagles were able to prevent WWG from getting a good look at a potential game-tying three-pointer.

Rossow led the Eagles with 19 points in the win. Drew Rothenberger added 18 points, Eli Lund scored 12 and Job Ogeka added 11.

MLAC 37-41 = 78
St. James 45-28 = 73

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey stormed to life in the second half, erasing an eight-point halftime deficit to claim a 78-73 victory at St. James.

The Wolverines got back into the game by attacking the bucket in the second half, with Carter Olson, Alex Karschnik and Grant Oakland combining to go 15-of-16 from the line for the game.

St. James was able to win the battle on the glass, and converted several second-chance opportunities. But MLAC was able to force the Saints into turnovers down the stretch to preserve the lead.

Olson led the Wolverines with 21 points in the win. Karschnik scored 19, Oakland had 14 and Kody Wassman added 10.

RRC 33-26 = 59
SE 28-30 = 58

A strong night in the paint helped lift Red Rock Central to a thrilling 59-58 season-opening victory Tuesday at Sleepy Eye.

The Falcons shot 53% from the field for the game, doing much of their damage in the lane.

However, the Falcons missed three one-and-one free throw attempts in the second half, which gave Sleepy Eye the chance to battle back from a five-point halftime deficit. The Indians were able to close to within a point late, but the Falcons prevented Sleepy Eye from getting a quality shot to potentially win the game.

Isaac Simonson led the Falcons with 18 points and 17 rebounds in the win. Jayden Lang finished with 16 points. 

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. Redwood Valley, Dec. 8
MLAC: at MCC (Slayton), Dec. 7
RRC: at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s, Dec. 9

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