Girls basketball: Redwood edges Windom Area; JCC edges Blue Earth Area
REDWOOD FALLS — Windom Area’s second-half rally fell just short, as the Eagles were edged by Redwood Valley in Southwest Conference girls basketball action Tuesday night.
Kelsey Hanefeld and Jasmine Carlson scored 21 and 19 points, respectively, for the Eagles (11-8, 4-6), who trailed by double digits early in the second half, but rallied to earn a couple of slim leads late before the Cardinals (14-7, 8-3) recaptured the advantage and held on.
Eight players scored for a balanced Redwood Valley attack, topped by Lauren Hanson (12) and Makenzie Mace (10).
Windom Area hosts Luverne Thursday.
Windom Area 21 55
Redwood Valley 28 58
Jackson County Central 57, Blue Earth Area 52
BLUE EARTH — Scoring over half of their points at the free throw line, the Jackson County Central Huskies ousted Blue Earth Area.
Jackson shot a season high 72.5 percent (29 of 40) at the free throw line and committed a season low nine turnovers. Kaylee Burmeister led all scorers with 25 points and eight rebounds. Sydney Eddy also had 10 points to go with eight rebounds and Sarah Brandt chipped in eight points and seven rebounds. Rachel Johnson had two steals as well.
The Buccaneers were led by Kaitlyn Olson with 24 points and Taylor Grandgenett had 11.
JCC 26 57
BEA 25 52
Mountain Lake Area 81, Martin Luther 73
MOUNTAIN LAKE — Rachel Dukes led the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines to an 81-73 victory over Martin Luther.
Dukes finished just shy of a double double, scoring 20 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Signey Stoese picked out seven steals to go with 19 points and Whitney Klassen scored 11 while dishing out six assists and nabbing four steals.
Kaley Shoen and Amber Schulz each scored 18 for Martin Luther.
Mountain Lake improves to 9-10 and 6-6 in the Red Rock Conference.
MLuther 38 73
MLA 38 81
Marshall 73, Pipestone Area 33
PIPESTONE — Marshall advanced to 19-1 overall and 11-0 in the Southwest Conference as Marah Mulso and Hannah Bennett each scored 17 points.
Sarah Buysse added 10.
Megan Remund and Libby Schneider led Pipestone Area with nine points each.
Marshall took a 34-25 lead into intermission despite connecting on just 34 percent of its field goals.
Marshall 34 73
Pipestone Area 25 33
Sibley-Ocheyedan 60, Okoboji 46
SIBLEY, Iowa — In a showdown of teams tied for third place in the Siouxland Conference, the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals led at all quarter stops to clinch second place for themselves.
Bridget Doeden scored 19 points and Kayla Ackerman had 17 — along with five rebounds, five assists and two steals — to lead the home team to victory. The Generals were 0-for-7 from three-point range but converted 22 of 37 two-point field goals and 16 of 24 free throws.
Abby Taylor had 19 points for Okoboji.
Sibley-Ocheyedan is now 15-6 overall and 13-5 in the Siouxland.
Okoboji 7 18 31 46
Sibley-O 15 27 42 60