12/22/2012 12:02:00 AM Windom girls rout JCC 70-51
A balanced scoring attack powered Windom to a 70-51 victory over Jackson County Central in girls basketball action in Windom Friday night.
The Eagles improved to 4-3 heading into the Christmas break and 2-1 in Southwest Conference play.
"We knew they were going to pressure us, so we worked pretty hard on that and really learned how to pass as a team through the pressure rather than dribble through it," said Windom Coach Jeff Huska. "We did a great job of that right from the beginning and that set the tone for the game. We got really good looks at the basket. Our shot selection was awesome."
Breaking the press led to those good shots which helped Windom build a 40-20 halftime lead. The Eagles led by as many as 31 points in the second half before settling for the 19-point victory.
The Eagles put four players in double figures led by 16 points each from Gina Hauge and Sami Petersen. Hauge also had 15 rebounds, while Petersen had six boards and three steals.
Rachel Sorensen finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and four steals while Holly Larson finished with 10 points and five rebounds. Kelsey Hanefeld and Jasmine Carlson finished with eight and seven points, respectively.
The Eagles returned to action Friday when they hosted Martin Luther in the opening round of the Windom Holiday Classic. Fulda and Blue Earth Area squared off in the first game.
Third place and championship games were played Saturday.
Chargers trip Ellsworth Paige Erickson pumped in a game-high 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead her Westbrook-Walnut Grove teammates to a 54-46 win over Ellsworth at Ellsworth Friday night.
Behind Erickson, WWG led 27-22 at halftime and outscored the hosts 27-23 in the second half.
In addition to Erickson, teammate Elizabeth Woelber added 10 points and five assists and Kelsi Wahl had eight rebounds.
TMB drops Falcons Tracy-Milroy-Balaton took a 28-18 lead and never looked back, taking a 55-39 victory over Red Rock Central.
Melanie paced RRC with 12 points on four two-point field goals and four free throws. She also had nine rebounds.
RRC's Olivia Bittner finished with 10 points on four field goals and two free throws. Katie Larsen had seven rebounds.