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JCC wins thrilling 2OT game

WINDOM -- Jackson County Central continues to have Fairmont's number.

Entering Tuesday night's Section 3AA girls' basketball tournament game, JCC had handed the Cardinals their only loss on the year.

In a thrilling double overtime game, the Huskies once again proved to have the key to defeating the Cardinals in an 88-81 victory.

"Both teams played hard and gave everything they had," JCC head coach Stephanie Bot said. "To go to two overtimes, they were all wore down.

"Fairmont is a great team. To be able to come out on top of them shows what our girls are capable of doing."

With the game tied at 65-all after regulation and 72 at the end of the first overtime, JCC outscored Fairmont 16-9 in the final overtime to claim the seven-point victory.

Whitney Burmeister scored a game-high 32 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Huskies, who trailed 39-38 at halftime.

Ashley Kruse added 24 points and 16 assists, while Brooke Burmeister had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Kate Rentschler added eight points, while Leslie Handzus (seven assists) and Brittney Kruse each scored six points.

Ashley Alleven scored 25 points for the Cardinals (22-20 and added 10 rebounds.

Sam Waletich added 19 points, while Alyssa Niss scored 14.

The Huskies proved to be the more accurate team, shooting 9-for-9 from behind the arc, and 23 of 33 from the free-throw line.

Fairmont was 10 of 15 from the free-throw line.

Fourth-seeded JCC will face second-seeded Pipestone Area Friday night in Windom, starting at 6 p.m.

JCC 38 27 7 16 -- 88

Fairmont 39 26 7 9 -- 81

PA 42, MCW 36

WINDOM -- Bailey Bouman scored 15 points to lead Pipestone Area past third-seeded Martin County West.

The Arrows will advance to face Jackson County Central, a team PA has defeated twice this season.

Megan Vanderpoel added eight points and 10 rebounds, while Breanna Houselog scored four points and had seven rebounds.

Brooke Woelber scored seven points and Bree Woelber added six for the Arrows, who outrebounded MCW 32-21 in the game.

Abby Weiss scored 14 points to lead Martin County West (21-4).

MCW 17 19 -- 36

PA 21 21 -- 42

Section 2A G-H-EC 53, ML/B-O 29

EAST CHAIN -- Stephanie Stensland scored a game-high 26 points and had six steals to lead Granada-Huntley-East Chain past Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin in the Section 2A girls' basketball tournament.

Alyssa Cegelske added 12 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks for G-H-EC (18-5).

For the Wolverines, Brittany Wenner scored 15 points to go along with six rebounds and two steals, while Karen Herrig scored five points and had three assists, four steals and six rebounds.

Top-seeded G-H-EC will face Truman Friday.

ML/B-O 11 18 -- 29

G-H-EC 29 24 -- 53

Boys RV 67, T-M-B 51

REDWOOD FALLS -- Mike Felt scored a game-high 37 points to lead Redwood Valley past Camden Conference champion Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Tuesday night.

Trevor Goblirsch added 14 points for the Cardinals.

For the Panthers (17-8), Aaron Frisvold scored 12 points, while Brandon Kirk added 11.

Isaac Dolan scored 11 points and had eight rebounds, while Chris Hansen pulled down seven rebounds.

T-M-B will travel to Pipestone Saturday in the first round of the Section 3AA playoffs.

T-M-B 22 29 -- 51

RV 32 35 -- 67