Windom 31-35 = 66 SJA 53-35 = 88 The Windom Eagle boys basketball team couldn't slow down a red hot St. James Area offense inside or outside Tuesday night, as the Saints rolled to an 88-66 win at St. James.
St. James raced to a 22-point halftime lead and was red hot from the field the entire game, shooting 54% as a team. The Saints hit 14 three-pointers, with many coming in the first half, and shot 74% from two-point range in the game.
The Eagles were able to keep the Saints from pulling away further in the second half, thanks to some hot shooting of their own in the final 18 minutes.
Austin Doorenbos led the Eagles with 26 points. Dylan Serreyn added 17 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
MLAC 34-45 = 79 Nicollet 39-36 = 75 Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey picked up a crucial win over a Section 2A rival Tuesday night, rallying in the second half for a 79-75 win at Nicollet.
The Wolverines trailed by five at halftime but found their shooting touch in the second half. Meanwhile, the Wolverine defense was effective in limiting Nicollet's ability to crash the offensive glass, holding the Raiders to three offensive rebounds for the game.
Sam Paulson led a balanced Wolverine offense with 22 points. Abe Stoesz scored 18 points, Jon Faber 15 and Ethan Nickel 11 in the victory.
TMB 24-33 = 57 WWG 40-24 = 64 Westbrook-Walnut Grove jumped to an early lead and held on late, claiming a 64-57 victory over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Tuesday at Westbrook.
WWG hit nine three-pointers in the first half, with six coming from junior guard Ethan Mischke. The hot shooting staked the Chargers to a 16-point halftime lead.
TMB was able to mount a comeback in the second half, thanks to a 16-of-18 performance from the free throw line in the half. TMB went 19-of-22 from the stripe for the game, compared to just 1-of-2 for the Chargers.
Mischke finished with a game-high 30 points, including 23 in the first half. Nathan Ross added eight points in the win for WWG.
RRC 31-32 = 63 HLOF 34-32 = 66 Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda erased a five-point deficit in the closing minutes Tuesday, claiming a 66-63 win over Red Rock Central at Fulda.
A tight game throughout saw HLOF hold a three-point halftime lead, but RRC battled back in the second half. A three-pointer from Dominik Smith gave RRC a five-point lead with about five minutes to go. But HLOF answered, as Zach Thier scored all of his 11 points in the second half.
Mason Gode led the Falcons with 17 points, including 13 in the first half. Sam Helmer finished with 13 points and Jonah Hansen finished with 10.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. Luverne, Feb. 13 MLAC: vs. SWC (at Mt. Lake), Feb. 13 RRC: vs. WWG (at Lamberton), Feb. 14 WWG: vs. HBC (at Westbrook), Feb. 13