2/14/2020 9:20:00 AM Eagle girls rally past Luverne
Luverne 31-30 = 61 Windom 26-43 = 69 The Windom Eagle girls basketball team surged in the second half Thursday night, claiming a 69-61 victory over Luverne at Windom.
Luverne held a 31-26 halftime lead, as the Eagles struggled on offense to start the game. But Windom slashed their turnovers in the second half and made a march to the free throw line. The Eagles went 21-of-30 from the stripe for the game, compared to 11-of-22 for the Cardinals.
Windom also had a strong night on the boards, grabbing 21 offensive rebounds and holding a 46-33 edge on the glass.
Allison Letcher and Autumn Hauge each scored 19 points in the win for the Eagles, with Hauge adding a team-high 12 rebounds and Letcher grabbing nine. Delaney Smith added a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds in the win.
RRC 41-24 = 65 Edgerton 24-16 = 40 Red Rock Central's offense was in control from the start Thursday night, building a 17-point halftime lead on its way to a 65-40 victory at Edgerton.
The Falcons were sharp inside and outside in the first half, hitting four three-pointers as a team and pounding the ball into the lane. Karli Arkell scored 12 of her 14 points in the first half, helping the Falcons take a 41-24 halftime lead.
In the second half, the Falcons were able to shut the Dutchmen offense down, holding Edgerton to 16 points. RRC was aided by a dismal night from the free throw line for the Dutchmen, who went 11-of-24 as a team from the stripe.
Bianca Weis and Lily Stavnes each led the Falcons with 16 points - a career high for both players. Arkell finished with 14 points in the win.
SWC 31-35 = 66 MLAC 27-27 = 54 Southwest Christian controlled the lane and made hay at the free throw line Thursday night, claiming a 66-54 win over Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey at Mt. Lake.
The Eagles pounded the ball inside to Maren Nerem in the game to the tune of 28 points, leading all scorers. SWC also hit 12-of-19 from the free throw line for the game, while MLAC struggled from the stripe, going 1-of-8 for the game.
Margo Stoesz led MLAC with 17 points. Brooke Naas finished with 12 points in the loss.
HBC 47-25 = 72 WWG 15-18 = 33 Hills-Beaver Creek clinched the outright Red Rock Conference championship Thursday night with a 72-33 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove at Westbrook.
The Patriots raced to a 47-15 halftime lead, forcing the Chargers into 26 turnovers for the game. WWG was held to 33% shooting from the field.
Alli VandeKieft led WWG with 10 points. Kayla Reimers added seven points in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. MCW, Feb. 14 MLAC: at AE (Adrian), Feb. 17 RRC: vs. HLOF (at Lamberton), Feb. 17 WWG: at AE (Adrian), Feb. 14