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TUESDAY GIRLS BASKETBALL: Eagles rally past Cardinals

Windom 30-38 = 68
Luverne 41-18 = 59

The Windom Eagle girls basketball team stormed back in the second half Tuesday night, erasing an 11-point deficit on its way to a 68-59 victory at Luverne.

The Eagles sputtered in the early going, trailing by 11 at the break. But in the second half, the Eagles’ pressure defense took a toll on Luverne, as Windom outscored Luverne 38-18 over the final 18 minutes.

Four Eagles finished in double figures scoring in the game, led by Hadley Sammons with 20 points. Haidyn Sammons added 16 points, Anja Nielsen scored 14 and Hannah Dauer finished with 13 in the win.

MLAC 30-38 = 68
Madelia 26-26 = 52

The Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey girls basketball team pulled away in the second half Tuesday night, opening the new year with a 68-52 victory at Madelia.

The Wolverines held a slim four-point halftime advantage, but turned defense into offense in the second half, forcing turnovers and creating scoring chances. The Wolverines also caught fire from outside, hitting seven three-pointers as a team in the second half.

Julia Brinkman led the Wolverines with 19 points. Alexis Romsdahl added 12, Ella Peters 11 and Kylie Phommachan scored 10 in the win.

RRC 16-24 = 40
TMB 09-33 = 42

An off-balance, buzzer-beating lay-up from Gretchen Lanoue lifted Tracy-Milroy-Balaton to a 42-40 victory over Red Rock Central Tuesday in Tracy.

Both teams struggled from the field in the game, particularly in the first half, when the Falcons held a 16-9 halftime lead.

But TMB heated up from the field in the second half, rallying to tie the game early in the half, with the teams going back-and-forth the rest of the way.

A free throw from Alyssa Cowan with just over 30 seconds to play tied the game at 40-40. TMB misfired on its first attempt to win the game, but pulled down an offensive rebound and got a time out with six seconds remaining.

That set up Lanoue, who drove to the right side of the lane and flipped a shot up as she stumbled to the floor.

Mercedes Myers and Taylor Lang each scored 11 points in the loss for the Falcons. Cowan finished with nine points and 16 rebounds. 

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. St. James (at Target Center, Minneapolis), Jan. 6
MLAC: at RTR (Tyler), Jan. 4
RRC: vs. WWG (at Lamberton), Jan. 4

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