12/9/2019 9:33:00 AM Eagle girls fall to SWC; MLAC, WWG, RRC win Friday
SWC 42-38 = 80 Windom 35-41 = 76 The Windom Eagle girls basketball team couldn't erase a seven-point halftime deficit Saturday evening, falling 80-76 to Southwest Christian in the Big South Conference Showcase in Jackson.
SWC went toe-to-toe with Windom in the lane throughout the game, holding a 48-42 edge on the glass and shooting 40% from the field. That allowed SWC to take a 42-35 halftime lead.
Windom battled back in the second half, catching fire from the outside to try to close the gap. But SWC went 27-of-43 from the free throw line in the game and got three Eagle players to foul out, sealing the victory.
Allison Letcher led the Eagles with 20 points. Shelby Erickson added 18 points and Reegan Elder scored 13. Delaney Smith had a team-high 11 rebounds.
MLAC 24-36 = 60 HLOF 20-18 = 38 The Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey girls basketball team broke things open in the second half Friday night, pulling away for a 60-38 win over Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda in Fulda.
MLAC held the Coyotes scoreless for the first six minutes of the game, building an 8-0 lead. But HLOF battled back late in the first half, cutting the Wolverine lead to 24-20 at halftime.
But in the second half, the Wolverines started with a burst, again holding HLOF scoreless for an extended stretch. That allowed the Wolverines to build the lead back to double digits.
Margo Stoesz and Brooke Naas sparked the MLAC rally. Stoesz scored 12 of her game-high 21 points in the second half, adding 10 rebounds in the win. Naas added 12 of her 19 points in the second half. Sophie Carrison chipped in eight points.
WWG 28-25 = 53 Edgerton 32-11 = 43 Westbrook-Walnut Grove got defensive in the second half Friday night, holding Edgerton to 11 points over the final 18 minutes to claim a 53-43 victory at Edgerton.
The Chargers trailed 32-25 at halftime, but WWG recorded 12 steals in the game and forced several Dutchmen turnovers in the second half. That allowed WWG to roar back behind four double-figure scorers.
Kelsey DeSmith scored a career-high 16 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had five steals in the win. Camryn Bunting added 12 points and 17 rebounds. Alli VandeKieft scored 11 and Bethany Byers added 10 in the win.
AE 17-28 = 45 RRC 20-29 = 49 A wild game-ending run allowed Red Rock Central to come from behind to steal a 49-45 victory from Adrian-Ellsworth Friday in Lamberton.
The Dragons held a two-point lead late, but RRC rallied in the final minute. Karli Arkell's three-point play gave the Falcons the lead. Arkell added a bucket and Lily Stavnes hit a pair of free throws, sealing the Falcon win.
Arkell finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Nicole Schroepfer added nine points and eight assists.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at Worthington, Dec. 10 MLAC: vs. ACGE (at Mt. Lake), Dec. 10 RRC: at RCW (Renville), Dec. 13 WWG: vs. MCC (at Westbrook), Dec. 12