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January 23, 2018

1/8/2018 9:21:00 AM
Eagle boys claim wild win over Luverne

Windom 34-45-12-10 = 101
Luverne 37-42-12-04 = 95

The Windom boys basketball team rallied in the second half, then rallied again in overtime before claiming a 101-95 double-overtime victory at Luverne Friday night.

It marked just the fourth time in school history the Eagles had hit the century mark in a game.

The Eagles trailed by 10 early in the game before closing the deficit to three by halftime. In the second half, Windom caught fire from the outside, hitting eight three-pointers to take the lead. But Luverne's Mikal Terry hit a three-pointer at the end of regulation, sending the game to overtime.

In the first overtime, Luverne jumped to the early lead. A three-pointer from Wyatt Minion closed the gap and another three from Eric Pfeffer tied the game at 91-91, sending it to a second overtime.

In the second overtime, the Eagles sealed the game from the free throw line, hitting six-of-eight from the stripe while holding Luverne to four points.

Luke Gilbertson led the Eagles with 28 points. Kaden Elder added 25 and Pfeffer scored a career-high 20 in the win. Minion finished with 17 and Kobe Lovell scored 11. The five double-figure scorers offset a huge game from Luverne's Cole Claussen, who finished with 38 points. But the Eagles held Claussen to four points in the two overtime periods.

Luverne 14-31 = 45
WWG 46-27 = 73

Westbrook-Walnut Grove used a dominant defensive effort in the first half to build an insurmountable lead Saturday, rolling to a 73-45 win over Luverne at Westbrook.

The Chargers held Luverne to five first-half field goals while outscoring the Cardinals 46-14.

Andrew Quade led WWG with 17 points. Anthony Ross added 15 points in the win.

Wabasso 28-23 = 51
RRC 30-33 = 63

Red Rock Central regained momentum in the second half Saturday, surging to the lead and claiming a 63-51 win over Wabasso at Lamberton.

The Falcons got off to a fast start, but Wabasso battled back, cutting the Falcon lead to two by halftime.

In the second half, the Falcons pounded the ball into the paint, with Brady Rasmussen and Spencer Halland accounting for all but two of the Falcons' 33 second-half points.

Rasmussen finished with 24 points, eight rebounds and eight steals in the win. Halland added 18 points and seven rebounds. Logan Pankonin scored seven points and had 10 rebounds in the win.

MLA 30-34 = 64
WWG 38-35 = 73

Westbrook-Walnut Grove bombed away from the outside Friday night, hitting 11 three-pointers on its way to a 73-64 win over Mt. Lake Area at Westbrook.

The Chargers led by eight at halftime, then sealed the win with six second-half three-pointers. WWG also went 16-of-24 from the free throw line, compared to 11-of-21 for MLA.

Anthony Ross led WWG with 27 points. Andrew Quade scored 23 and Kyle Kuehl and Parker Freeburg scored 10 points each.

Weston Osland led MLA with 16 points. Drake Harder added 14 and Sam Paulson scored 11.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at St. James, Jan. 9
MLA: at LCWM (Lake Crystal), Jan. 8
RRC: vs. Madelia (at Lamberton), Jan. 9
WWG: at Edgerton, Jan. 11

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