1/17/2020 12:06:00 PM Scoring record not enough as Eagle girls fall in 2OT
Worthington 41-35-10-12 = 98 Windom 42-34-10-09 = 95 A wild, back-and-forth game throughout saw Worthington hit a game-tying three-pointer late in the first overtime, then hit another trey late in the second overtime to seal a 98-95 victory over the Windom girls basketball team Thursday in Windom.
The Eagles came out red hot from the outside, hitting 10 three-pointers in the first half. That helped the Eagles take a 12-point lead in the first half. But Worthington battled back, cutting the Eagle lead to 42-41 at halftime.
That set up a dramatic final 26 minutes of basketball, as the lead changed hands several times in the second half and in each overtime.
A 4-0 Eagle run, then a three-point play from Allison Letcher helped the Eagles tie the game at 76-76, sending it to overtime.
In the first overtime, the Eagles took a quick lead on a Shelby Erickson three-pointer. But a three-pointer in the closing seconds from Madisyn Huisman tied the game at 86-86, sending it to a second overtime.
In the second overtime, the Eagles again jumped to the lead, as Letcher hit a three-pointer and went 4-for-4 from the line. But Worthington answered. A three-pointer from Tarryn Spartz with 10 seconds to go gave the Trojans the lead, and two free throws from Stephie Bauman sealed the Worthington win.
The loss spoiled an incredible night for Letcher, who broke the Windom single-game scoring record with 43 points. Unofficially, the previous single-game high was Shannon Dunse with 40 in a game for the Eagle girls, while Kent Kelly's 40-point game is the Eagle boys' single-game record.
Delaney Smith scored 19 points and Gracie Bucher added 11 points, all in the first half.
Edgerton 19-24 = 43 RRC 39-30 = 69 Red Rock Central built a comfortable lead early and held Edgerton's offense in check throughout, claiming a 69-43 victory Thursday in Lamberton.
The Falcons were sharp inside early, building a 39-19 halftime lead behind 11 first-half points from Karli Arkell.
In the second half, RRC's guards took command as RRC outscored the Dutchmen 30-24 in the second half.
Nicole Schroepfer led RRC with 17 points. Arkell added 16 points and Lily Stavnes added 14 points.
MLAC 27-36 = 63 SWC 34-38 = 72 Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey tried to mount a furious second-half rally, but Southwest Christian paraded to the free throw line in the second half, sealing a 72-63 victory over the Wolverines Thursday at Edgerton.
SWC hit 14-of-22 free throws in the second half and went 19-of-27 for the game. MLAC finished the game 7-of-12 from the line.
The Wolverines trailed by seven at the half and SWC quickly expanded the lead in the second half, but the Wolverines battled back. Margo Stoesz scored 19 of her game-high 25 points in the second half, sparking the rally. Anika Fast added 13 points and Brooke Naas scored eight of her 12 points in the second half.
WWG 17-18 = 35 HBC 45-33 = 78 Red Rock Conference-leading Hills-Beaver Creek wasted little time getting the jump on Westbrook-Walnut Grove Thursday, as the Patriots rolled to a 78-35 victory at Hills.
HBC started hot from the field and raced to a 28-point halftime lead, then outscored the Chargers 33-18 in the second half for the win.
Bethany Byers led WWG with 17 points in the loss. Alli VandeKieft added eight points.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at Redwood Valley, Jan. 24 MLAC: vs. MCW (at Mt. Lake), Jan. 27 RRC: at AE (Adrian), Jan. 28 WWG: vs. Edgerton (at Westbrook), Jan. 28