1/13/2020 1:32:00 PM Eagle boys fall to Luverne; Wolverines edge Loyola
Windom 35-39 = 74 Luverne 45-42 = 87 The Windom Eagle boys basketball team couldn't keep pace Friday night, as Luverne took an early lead and maintained it throughout an 87-74 win at Luverne.
The Cardinals jumped to a 10-point halftime lead and stretched the lead in the second half before the Eagles were able to close the deficit late. Five Luverne players scored in double figures in the win.
Austin Doorenbos led the Eagles with 19 points. Conner Redman scored 16 and Sam Doorenbos finished with 15.
MLAC 32-35 = 67 Loyola 41-25 = 66 Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey battled back from a 14-point first half deficit and a six-point deficit late to steal a 67-66 victory Saturday at Mankato Loyola.
The Wolverines trailed by 14 early in the game, but whittled the deficit down to nine by halftime. MLAC then started the second half with an 18-8 run, briefly taking a 50-49 lead before Loyola regained the lead.
Down by six, the Wolverines again battled back, carving into the Loyola deficit and taking the lead on an Ethan Nickel three-pointer with 14 seconds to go.
Loyola had a final shot and was fouled with 2.6 seconds left on the clock, but the Crusaders missed both free throws. MLAC cleared the rebound and escaped with the win.
Spencer Khamvongsa led the Wolverines with 16 points. Jordan Toll scored 14, Sam Paulson had 11 points and 15 rebounds and Nickel added 10 points in the win.
Wabasso 23-26 = 49 RRC 18-23 = 41 Red Rock Central's offense ran out of gas as the Falcons played their third game in three days Saturday, falling 49-41 to Wabasso at Lamberton.
The Rabbits jumped to a five-point halftime lead as RRC struggled from the field early, shooting 23%. The Falcons briefly took the lead early in the second half, but the Rabbits ended the game with a 20-11 run, capturing the win.
Dominik Smith and Mason Gode each scored 11 points in the loss. Smith added 11 rebounds. Luke Willhite had six steals and five assists.
HLOF 16-29 = 45 MLAC 43-22 = 65 Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey raced to a comfortable halftime lead and never looked back Friday, claiming a 65-45 win over Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda at Mt. Lake.
The Wolverines forced the Coyotes into tough shots much of the game, which opened things up for MLAC in the transition game in the first half. The Wolverines erupted for 43 points, leading by 27 at the break.
MLAC shot 48% from the field for the game and held a commanding edge on the glass, which allowed the Wolverines to prevent the Coyotes from mounting a comeback in the second half.
Sam Paulson led the Wolverines with 16 points. Abe Stoesz and Ethan Nickel each scored 11 points in the win.
Edgerton 14-19 = 33 WWG 37-28 = 65 Westbrook-Walnut Grove was efficient on offense and distributed the ball well Friday night, claiming a 65-33 win over Edgerton Public at Westbrook.
The Chargers recorded 20 assists on 24 made baskets in the game. The Chargers also forced the Dutchmen into 23 turnovers in the game. That allowed WWG to race to a 23-point halftime lead and cruise in the second half.
Cole VanDeWiele led WWG with 15 points. Nathan Kuehl added 12 points. Ethan Mischke scored eight points and handed out 12 assists.
RRC 25-24 = 49 SWC 47-35 = 82 Southwest Christian was red hot from the field throughout the game Friday, cruising to an 82-49 victory over Red Rock Central at Edgerton.
The Eagles shot a sizzling 63% from the field for the game, going 31-of-49 from the field. The Eagles also forced the Falcons into 28 turnovers, creating fast-break scoring chances in the first half.
Dominik Smith led RRC with 14 points. Justin Klabunde added 11 and Sam Helmer scored 10.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at Redwood Valley, Jan. 14 MLAC: at HBC (Hills), Jan. 14 RRC: vs. MCC (at Lamberton), Jan. 17 WWG: vs. MCC (at Westbrook), Jan. 14