Edgerton 19-39 = 58 RRC 37-40 = 77 Red Rock Central got off to a hot start and wore Edgerton out on the inside Tuesday night, pulling away for a 77-58 victory at Lamberton.
The Falcons held a 37-19 halftime lead on the strength of solid first half play from Jeff DeCock and Tyler Halland. Edgerton tried to mount a rally in the second half but RRC pounded the ball inside throughout the second half.
Falcon senior Henry Rogotzke scored 22 of his career-high 28 points in the second half, allowing the Falcons to preserve the lead. Rogotzke added eight rebounds and six assists in the win.
DeCock finished with 14 points and 13 assists while Halland added a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
MCC 23-17 = 40 MLA 32-32 = 64 Consistency on both ends of the floor was the key for Mt. Lake Area Tuesday night as the Wolverines defeated Murray County Central 64-40 in Mt. Lake. It was the 15th consecutive victory for the Wolverines.
MLA was able to build a nine-point halftime lead and expanded on the lead by outscoring MCC 32-17 in the second half.
Carter Kirk led the Wolverines with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Josiah Stoesz and Zach Dickens each chipped in 13 points for the Wolverines.
WWG 21-35 = 56 SWU 30-40 = 70 A 14-0 run by Southwestern United in the first half proved to be the difference Tuesday as the Wildcats topped Westbrook-Walnut Grove 70-56 at Okabena.
SWU hit a handful of three-pointers throughout the game to build the lead, then pushed the lead as high as 19 points in the second half while the Chargers struggled to find their footing on offense.
WWG was able to battle back to an eight-point deficit before SWU stretched the lead back in the closing minutes.
Alex Knutson led the Chargers with 13 points. Reed Bakken and Taylor Lindaman each added 10 points in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. MLA: at Ellsworth, Feb. 1 RRC: at SWC (Edgerton), Feb. 1 WWG: vs. Edgerton (at Westbrook), Feb. 1
Windom 34-32 = 66 JCC 46-37 - 83 The Windom Eagle boys basketball team trimmed a 12-point halftime deficit down to six early in the second half. But the Eagles couldn't slow down a hot-shooting Jackson County Central squad as the Huskies pulled away late for an 83-66 win over the Eagles at Jackson Tuesday.
JCC shot 62% from the field in the first half to build a 46-34 lead and finished the game shooting 55% from the floor. Windom couldn't slow down the inside play of Jon Harmening, who finished with 33 points for the Huskies in the win.
Windom was able to shake off a slow start to cut the deficit into single digits late in the first half and again early in the second half, but the Huskies sealed the win by going 12-of-17 from the free throw line in the second half, then picked up several fast-break baskets late to put the game out of reach.
Collin Lovell paced the Eagles with 22 points. Nathan Remmers added 17 and Bryce Bever scored seven in the loss.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. Redwood Valley, Feb. 1