1/11/2019 8:54:00 AM Eagle rally falls short against Luverne
Luverne 37-53 = 90 Windom 37-47 = 84 A burst to start the second half proved to be enough for Luverne Thursday night, as the Cardinals claimed a 90-84 victory over the Windom boys basketball team at Windom.
Luverne started the game strong, but the Eagles rallied, tying the game at 37-37 at halftime. But Luverne went on a run to start the second half, building a 16-point lead before the Eagles rallied again.
Windom was able to trim the deficit to three points, but the Cardinals outscored the Eagles 15-4 from the free throw line in the game. A pair of Luverne free throws gave the Cardinals a five-point advantage and Windom could get no closer the rest of the way.
Kobe Lovell led the Eagles with 25 points. Eric Pfeffer scored 22, Conner Redman had 14 and Austin Doorenbos scored 13 in the loss.
SWC 24-38 = 62 WWG 41-35 = 76 Westbrook-Walnut Grove's backcourt had a big night Thursday night, leading the Chargers to a 76-62 victory over Southwest Minnesota Christian at Westbrook.
WWG shot 51 percent from the field for the game while holding SWC to 32 percent from the field. That allowed WWG to race to a 17-point halftime lead and maintain that lead much of the second half.
WWG sophomore Ethan Mischke had a strong overall performance, going 5-of-9 from three-point range to finish with 23 points. Mischke added eight rebounds and five assists.
Nathan Ross added 20 points. Wyatt Christians posted a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds and Andrew Quade added 12 points in the win.
RRC 36-38 = 74 Edgerton 31-21 = 52 Red Rock Central pulled away in the second half Thursday night, surging to a 74-52 win at Edgerton.
The Falcons shot a sizzling 51 percent from the field and held a 42-26 edge on the glass in the game.
Falcon junior Sam Helmer had a career night, finishing with 27 points. Helmer scored 16 points in the second half, sparking the Falcon rally.
Senior Spencer Halland added a monstrous double-double of 25 points and 18 rebounds in the win. Halland scored 17 of his points in the first half, as RRC built a five-point halftime lead. Jonah Hansen added 11 points and seven rebounds in the win.
MLAC 39-46 = 85 SESM 35-38 = 73 Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey revved into high gear in the second half, turning a four-point halftime lead into an 85-73 victory over Sleepy Eye St. Mary's Thursday in Sleepy Eye.
The Wolverines were hampered by early turnovers, but were able to find their offensive groove in the second half, outscoring the Knights 46-38. MLAC shot 54 percent from the field for the game, but shot a much higher percentage in the second half.
Five Wolverines scored in double figures in the game, led by Abraham Stoesz with 17 points. Lucas Emineth scored 16 points. Drake Harder and Eli Samuelson scored 12 points each and Spencer Khamvongsa added 10 points in the win.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. St. James, Jan. 15 MLAC: at HBC (Hills), Jan. 14 RRC: at HBC (Hills), Jan. 11 WWG: vs. YME (at SMSU, Marshall), Jan. 12