Two free throws by Mathiowetz after the horn lift Marshall over Windom

Kyle Mathiowetz saved the best of his game-high 37 points for last. The junior guard was fouled while attempting a buzzer-beater and hit two-of-three foul shots lift the Marshall Tigers (20-5) over the Windom Eagles, 84-83, in their Southwest Con...

Kyle Mathiowetz saved the best of his game-high 37 points for last.

The junior guard was fouled while attempting a buzzer-beater and hit two-of-three foul shots lift the Marshall Tigers (20-5) over the Windom Eagles, 84-83, in their Southwest Conference boys basketball finale Friday.

"I didn't agree with the way the game ended," Windom head coach Corey Christopher said following the game. "I thought we played a hell of a game."

The Eagles (16-8) turned in an impressive performance in defeat, shooting 52 percent (31-60) from the field (4-of-7 3-pointers).

Michael Johnson posted a team-high 24 points for Windom, while Travis Karschnik and Mike Nesseth knocked down 15 and 12, respectively. Karschnik also had eight rebounds on the night.


Justin Deragish tallied 15 points for Marshall and Ben Haugen followed with 12 points.

Marshall 39 45 -- 84

Windom 46 37 -- 83

H-BC 68, W-WG 60 (O.T.)

WESTBROOK -- Hills-Beaver Creek's Tom Scholten buried a 23-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer to knot the score at 59-all, sending the Patriots and Chargers into overtime.

Aided by good free shooting in the extra four minutes, H-BC (3-13, 3-22) pulled away for the victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove (2-13, 4-19).

Aaron Esselink scored 27 points to lead the Patriots, getting help from Halden Van Wyhe and Scholten with 10 and nine points, respectively.

Jonathan Kells scored a game-high 31 points (six 3's) and yanked down seven rebounds to lead W-WG, which built a 10-point halftime lead. Prestin Parker contributed 13 points for the Chargers.


H-BC 27 32 9 -- 68

W-WG 37 22 1 -- 60

MCC 68, RRC 57

SLAYTON -- Derek Johnson and Paul Counter each had huge nights to lead Murray County Central to an 11-point victory over Red Rock Central.

The victory keeps the Rebels (10-5, 11-9) in a second place tie with Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin in the Red Rock Conference standings.

Johnson hit 12-of-21 shots from the field and added four free throws in a 28-point performance, while Counter contributed big time with 21 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Both Johnson and Counter had three steals for MCC and Spencer Grimmius tallied 13 points and had eight rebounds.

RRC (6-9, 10-12) was paced by Kyle Huls and Tim Furth each with 12 points. Blake Walker added 11 points, while Matt Moldan scored 10 points and dished off seven assists.

The Wolverines and Rebels will square off for the second place trophy at Mountain Lake Monday night.


RRC 26 31 -- 57

MCC 32 36 -- 68

Edgerton 69, Fulda 56

FULDA -- The Edgerton Flying Dutchmen went on the road and found themselves down by four points at the intermission before coming out in the second half and showing why they are the Red Rock Conference Champions.

Edgerton (14-1, 15-6) outscored Fulda 41-24 in the final 18:00 minutes to come away with the victory.

Reed Van Hulzen scored 22 to lead the Dutchmen, followed by 16 from Max Zwart, and 15 from Derek Westenberg. Zwart also grabbed 10 boards for Edgerton, who travels to Adrian on Monday for their last regular season contest.

Fulda (8-6, 12-10) was led by Sam Woitalewicz's game-high 25 points, he also snagged seven rebounds. The Raiders travel to RRC on Monday to close out their regular season schedule.

Edgerton 28 41 -- 69


Fulda 32 24 -- 56

R-T-R 62, PA 53

PIPESTONE -- Two-time defending Class A champion Russell-Tyler-Ruthton utilized surges at the end of each half to pull out a nine-point road victory over Pipestone Area.

Kyle Minett scored 21 points to lead the Knights (22-2), while Travis Schultz and Brett Newton each finished with a dozen.

Leading the Arrows (10-15) were Matt Paulsen (18 points, eight rebounds), David Janssen (nine rebounds) and Colin Taubert (five assists).

PA won the battle of the boards (38-24), getting 17 offensive rebounds. But R-T-R shot 54 percent from the field, compared to 37 percent by the Arrows.

The fifth-seeded Arrows open Section 3AA tournament play at fourth-seeded Redwood Valley March 4.

R-T-R 29 33 -- 62


PA 24 29 -- 53

Adrian 78, SV-RL-B 72

ADRIAN -- Ryan Lonneman scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half as the Adrian Dragons used a 47-point second half to defeat Sioux Valley-Round Lake-Brewster Friday, 78-72.

Brad Brake added 26 points and 14 rebounds, Lee Stover had 10 points, and Adrian (9-12) took advantage of its 53 percent shooting in the final half to get the victory.

Lon Eichenberger paced SV-RL-B (7-15) with 24 points. Mike Schmitz had 22.

Adrian hosts Edgerton Monday.

SV-RL-B 36 36 -- 72

Adrian 31 47 -- 78


ML-B-O 46, SSC 35

OKABENA -- The Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin Wolverines survived a sluggish, grind-it-out battle, to overcome the Southwest Star Concept Quarsars.

ML-B-O (10-5, 15-7) started the contest on a 13-0 run, before SSC (8-7, 13-10) fought back with a 14-7 run of their own to close the half and go into the break down only 20-14.

ML-B-O, leading 36-30, used a 10-5 scoring run to close out the game and come away with the Red Rock Conference win on the road.

Lance Bartel and Barrett Herrig scored nine points apiece for ML-B-O, who hosts MCC on Monday in their regular season finale.

Lloyd Kalfs led SSC with eight points, while James Granstra grabbed eight rebounds. Granstra played much of the game in foul trouble, before ultimately fouling out with 7 minutes to play.

SSC travels to SWC on Monday to wrap up their regular season.

ML-B-O 20 26 -- 46

SSC 14 21 -- 35

Compiled by Les Knutson, Josh Schroeder and Nick Herman of the Daily Globe staff..

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