2/17/2020 7:49:00 AM Wolverines top Dragons; Chargers sink Falcons
AE 32-42 = 74 MLAC 42-45 = 87 Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey used a strong finish to the first half to build a lead, then maintained the advantage through the second half Friday for an 87-74 victory over Adrian-Ellsworth at Mt. Lake.
The Wolverines pulled away late in the first half, hitting six three-pointers as a team in the first half. A scoring barrage from senior Abe Stoesz late in the half staked the Wolverines to a 42-32 halftime lead.
AE tried to battle back in the second half, effectively working the ball inside to Payton Lewis, who scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half. But the Wolverines countered with good offensive balance down the stretch with four players scoring in double figures.
Stoesz led the Wolverines with 30 points, including 21 in the first half. Sam Paulson added 18 points. Spencer Khamvongsa and Ethan Nickel each scored 10 points in the win.
WWG 41-32 = 73 RRC 22-21 = 43 Westbrook-Walnut Grove was red hot from the field Friday night, scorching the Red Rock Central defense early on its way to a 73-43 victory at Lamberton.
The Chargers shot 56% from the field for the game, going 29-of-52. The Chargers also outscored RRC 33-3 from three-point range for the game.
Ethan Mischke led WWG with 21 points in the win. Nathan Ross added 12 points.
Mason Gode led RRC with 10 points. Sam Helmer and Jonah Hansen each scored eight in the loss.
Luverne 30-39 = 69 Windom 27-24 = 51 The Windom Eagle boys basketball team ran out of gas in the second half Thursday night, taking a 69-51 loss to Luverne at Windom.
The Cardinals held a three-point halftime lead, but outscored the Eagles 39-24 in the second half. Luverne started the second half with a quick 19-4 run to take command of the game.
Abe McKibbin led the Eagles with 15 points in the loss. Austin Doorenbos added 12 points.
SWC 32-41 = 73 MLAC 35-26 = 61 Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey went cold in the second half Thursday night, allowing undefeated Southwest Christian to rally over the final 18 minutes for a 73-61 win at Mt. Lake.
The Wolverines held a three-point halftime lead, but SWC kept the Wolverine offense off-balance in the second half, forcing turnovers and converting fast-break chances. The Eagles scored 18 points off 19 Wolverine turnovers in the game.
SWC outscored the Wolverines 41-26 in the second half to claim the win.
Sam Paulson led MLAC with 20 points. Abe Stoesz added 16 points in the loss.
HBC 25-28 = 53 WWG 27-28 = 55 Westbrook-Walnut Grove grabbed the lead late in a back-and-forth game Thursday night, clinging to a 55-53 win over Hills-Beaver Creek at Westbrook.
WWG held a slim 27-25 halftime lead, then answered each HBC push in the second half with one of its own.
WWG's backcourt did much of the damage, with Ethan Mischke leading the way with 19 points. Hunter Lien scored 13. Nathan Kuehl and Nathan Ross each added 11 points in the win.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. Springfield, Feb. 17 MLAC: vs. MCC (at Mt. Lake), Feb. 18 RRC: vs. SWC (at Lamberton), Feb. 18 WWG: at HLOF (Fulda), Feb. 18