WWG 18-25 = 43 YME 43-33 = 76 Westbrook-Walnut Grove couldn't recover from a slow start Saturday as Yellow Medicine East raced to a 76-43 victory over the Chargers in a game played at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.
YME held the Charger offense in check in the first half, as WWG had just six made baskets in the first half. YME led 43-18 at halftime.
WWG tried to battle back in the second half, but YME kept pace with every made Charger bucket.
Grace Woelber led WWG with 16 points in the loss. Alli VandeKieft added six points.
Edgerton 13-25 = 38 MLAC 45-33 = 78 Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey dominated the first half, distributed the ball well and had 13 players find the scoring column Friday night in a 78-38 victory over Edgerton at Mt. Lake.
The Wolverines distributed the ball well all night, recording 26 assists on 28 made field goals. Margo Stoesz had a team-high seven assists.
MLAC raced to a 45-13 halftime advantage and shot over 50 percent from the field for the game.
Stoesz led a balanced Wolverine attack with 15 points. Kirsten Myers poured in 12 points off the bench and Lexi Toll added 10 points in the win.
RRC 14-29 = 43 HBC 31-19 = 50 Red Rock Central tried to chip away at an early deficit Friday night, but Hills-Beaver Creek went 8-of-11 from the free throw line in the second half, holding off the Falcon rally for a 50-43 victory at Hills.
HBC raced to a 31-14 halftime lead, but RRC battled back in the second half behind a strong inside game. Kaitlyn Rindfleisch and Karli Arkell combined for 19 second half points. But The Falcons were unable to climb all the way back after a 17-point deficit.
Rindfleisch led RRC with 13 points. Arkell finished with 12 points in the loss.
Ellsworth 27-32 = 59 WWG 19-30 = 49 Westbrook-Walnut Grove mounted a furious second half rally Friday night, but Ellsworth pulled away from the free throw line in the closing minutes, sealing a 59-49 victory at Westbrook.
The Chargers trailed by eight at halftime and Ellsworth quickly pushed the lead to double figures, but WWG battled back behind a big second half from senior Grace Woelber, who scored 20 of her team-high 23 points in the second half.
The Chargers eventually cut the deficit to three before the Panthers turned to junior Ashlyn Meester, who went 13-of-14 from the free throw line in the second half. Meester finished with 37 points to lead Ellsworth.
Brittany Erickson added 10 points for the Chargers.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. St. James, Jan. 15 MLAC: at HLOF (Okabena), Jan. 15 RRC: vs. SWC (at Lamberton), Jan. 15 WWG: at Edgerton, Jan. 15