2/4/2013 8:10:00 AM Eagle girls hold off Cardinals
Falcons drop two
RRC 14-36 = 50 Lakeview 31-25 = 56 Lakeview built a comfortable halftime lead, but needed to hang on in the late stages to claim a 56-50 win over Red Rock Central Saturday in a game played at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.
The Falcons rallied in the second half after trailing by 17 at halftime. Brooke Rasmussen hit a quartet of three-pointers to spark the Falcon rally in the second half, but Lakeview was able to ice the win from the free throw line, hitting 19 of 26 for the game.
Rasmussen led RRC with 15 points. Tegan Derickson added 12 and Melanie Kedl scored 11.
RRC 19-28 = 47 SWC 35-38 = 73 Southwest Christian maintained its lead in the Red Rock Conference Friday night, keeping Red Rock Central in check for a 73-47 victory at Edgerton.
The game was rescheduled from the previous night and was moved to Edgerton to be played as part of a girl-boy doubleheader.
The Eagles raced to a 16-point halftime lead, limiting the Falcons' offensive chances throughout the game.
Olivia Bittner led RRC with a career-high 16 points. Cassandra Erickson, Tegan Derickson and Fern Engen each added six points in the loss.
WWG 29-29 = 58 SWU 26-23 = 49 Westbrook-Walnut Grove shut down Southwestern United's support cast Thursday night, which allowed the Chargers to claim a 58-49 win over the Wildcats at Okabena.
SWU standout Courtney Place erupted for 32 points, but the rest of the Wildcat squad was largely quiet much of the game.
Meanwhile, the Chargers had a more balanced performance. Paige Erickson led the way with 25 points. Kelsi Wahl added 13 points. Dayna Comnick added eight and Elizabeth Woelber scored seven.
MCC 25-30 = 55 MLA 21-24 = 45 Murray County Central used a series of scoring runs in each half to claim the lead and held Mt. Lake Area without a bucket during a key stretch of the second half Thursday, claiming a 55-45 win over the Wolverines at Mt. Lake.
The Rebels had runs of 10-0 and 7-0 in the first half, then held MLA without a point for a six-minute run late in the second half after MLA had battled back to tie the game.
Janessa Peters led the Wolverines with 20 points in the loss. Paige Brown added seven points and Whitney Klassen scored six.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. MLA: at RRC (Jeffers), Feb. 5 RRC: vs. MLA (at Jeffers), Feb. 5 WWG: at MCC (Slayton), Feb. 5
Windom 23-25 = 48 RV 13-32 = 45 The Windom Eagle girls basketball team got off to a fast start, then hung on late to defeat Redwood Valley 48-45 Friday at Redwood Falls.
The Eagles worked the ball inside in the first half, taking a 23-13 lead. But the Cardinals battled back in the second half behind four three-point baskets and a string of steals. But down the stretch, the Eagles were able to fend off the late rally by again getting the ball inside.
Gina Hauge paced the Eagles with 21 points. Rachel Sorensen added nine and Kelsey Hanefeld chipped in eight.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at Wabasso, Feb. 5