Windom boys pull home upset of ninth-ranked Fairmont

WINDOM -- The Windom Eagles boys basketball team had a chance to pick off one of the state's better teams Tuesday night, and it didn't disappoint. Michael Johnson scored 20 points and Adam Teirab added 14 as Windom (15-6) upset Class 2A's ninth-r...

WINDOM -- The Windom Eagles boys basketball team had a chance to pick off one of the state's better teams Tuesday night, and it didn't disappoint.

Michael Johnson scored 20 points and Adam Teirab added 14 as Windom (15-6) upset Class 2A's ninth-ranked team, the Fairmont Cardinals (15-5), 76-69.

"This is an excellent win for us," Windom head coach Corey Christopher said. "This was a game where we executed. We had our best execution on both ends of the floor tonight."

Windom shot 53 percent from the field and hit 18-of-28 free throws in the contest, holding off Fairmont in a close, competitive affair.

Travis Anderson added 11 points and five rebounds for the Eagles, while Matt Anderson had 11 points and five boards.


Jeff Janssen led Fairmont with 25 points, Matt Reeve had 17 and Eric Hugoson picked up 14.

Windom visits Redwood Valley Friday.

Fairmont 40 29 -- 69

Windom 44 32 -- 76

WHS 78,

Mankato Loyola 68

MANKATO -- The Worthington Trojans jumped back into the win column, picking up a road victory over Mankato Loyola.

The victory for the Trojans (11-9) comes off the heels of a disappointing overtime loss to Waseca on Saturday.


"It was nice to get the taste of the Waseca game out of our mouths," commented WHS coach Ron Vorwald. "This was a nice win for the team, it should be a confidence builder going into our remaining schedule."

Zach Traphagen had the hot hand for WHS, knocking down four 3-pointers, on his way to a game high 25 points.

Joel Olson (14) and Chris Aggen (12) reached double figures as well for the Trojans, who shot 65 percent from the floor.

Olson also contributed nine rebounds to lead the team, while Drew Stevenson topped the assists chart with seven, and Nate Stoll led with five steals.

WHS heads back out on the road Friday to take on the Pipestone Area Arrows.

WHS 42 36 -- 78

ML 30 38 -- 68

ML (3FG-2FG-FT-TP): Price 3-2-6-21, Haefner 3-1-1-12, Giert 0-3-0-6, Voderer 1-1-6-11, Lesman 0-4-4-12, Steffl 1-0-0-3, Beabell 0-0-1-1, Kolars 0-1-0-2. Totals: 8-13-18-68.


WHS (3FG-2FG-FT-TP): Traphagen 4-3-7-25, Stoll 0-3-0-6, Stevenson 0-1-0-2, Vorwald 0-0-2-2, Berg 0-1-0-2, Collin 1-1-0-5, Aggen 1-4-1-12, Soderholm 0-1-1-3, Olson 0-7-0-14, Landberg 1-1-2-7. Totals: 7-22-13-78.

Madison, S.D. 64, PA 48

PIPESTONE -- Brent Wiebe scored a game-high 24 points as Madison (16-1) picked up a road victory against Pipestone Area.

Justin Jaspers added 12 points and Brad Miller had 10 for the Bulldogs.

Matt Paulsen led Pipestone Area (7-13) with 12 points, followed by Wade Newgard (11) and Seth Garrett (10).

Pipestone Area hosts Worthington on Friday.

Madison 34 30 -- 64

PA 20 28 -- 48


Fulda 75, Adrian 73

FULDA -- The Fulda Raiders opened up a 70-60 lead late in the second half before holding off a rally by the Adrian Dragons in picking up the victory.

Fulda led 41-33 at halftime, and maintained its cushion until the Dragons rallied back in the closing minutes. Fulda then survived a late lay-up by Lee Stover that cut the lead to two, and claimed the victory.

Sam Woitalewicz led the Fulda attack with 23 points and four steals, while John Isder registered 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Tim Haberman and David Crowley added 10 and nine points, respectively, for the Raiders (9-4, 12-8).

Adrian's Ryan Lonneman was the game's top scorer with 32 points. Stover (16) and Brad Brake (12) also scored in double figures for the Dragons, who outrebounded Fulda 36-21.

Both teams play SSC in their next game, with Adrian hosting the Quasars on Friday, and Fulda entertaining them on Tuesday.

Adrian 33 40 -- 73


Fulda 41 34 -- 75

SSC 64, SV-RL-B 56

OKABENA -- Southwest Star Concept put together a 14-2 scoring surge in the second half to turn a 30-26 deficit into a 40-32 lead, and the Quasars picked up their ninth victory in the last 12 games.

After SSC led 24-14 with seven minutes left in the first half, SV-RL-B went on a 12-2 run to close the period, and tie the contest at 26-all at the break.

The Raiders then scored the first four points of the second half before the Quasars, who held a 37-15 advantage on the boards, went on their 14-2 tear to go up by eight (40-32) with about eight minutes left in the game.

SV-RL-B (5-7, 7-12) cut the lead to five once, but the Quasars hung on for the crucial victory over the Raiders, who won the first contest of this rivalry, 53-47, on Dec. 15 in Round Lake.

James Granstra put up 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead SSC (7-5, 12-8), while Lloyd Kalfs scored 10 points, and Ben Scheevel handed out five assists.

Cody Ferguson (seven rebounds) and Trevor Leopold (six assists) each scored eight points for the Quasars, who travel to Adrian on Friday.


The Raiders had four players score in double digits, led by Jay Malenke's 15 points. Michael Schmitz (14), Lon Eichenberger (13) and Cole Baumgard (11) also scored well for SV-RL-B.

Malenke also claimed six rebounds, and Eichenberger charted five steals for the Raiders, who host ML-B-O on Friday.

SV-RL-B 26 30 -- 56

SSC 26 38 -- 64

SWC 71, H-BC 62

EDGERTON -- The Southwest Christian Eagles turned it up a notch in the second half, enroute to a Red Rock Conference victory.

Jordan Huisken led the way for SWC (9-4, 11-8), with 23 points, five boards, and three steals.

Eric Schaap (19 points, six boards) and Jess Van Dyke (11 points, four assists) also contributed nice games for the Eagles, who grabbed a 17-8 rebound margin and 13-4 turnover advantage in the second half.

Aaron Esselink poured in 31 points and garnered 13 rebounds for H-BC (1-12, 1-21).

SWC hosts Ellsworth on Thurday, while H-BC travels to MCC on Friday.

HBC 29 33 -- 62

SWC 30 41 -- 71

Edgerton 66, MCC 52

SLAYTON -- In a battle between the Red Rock Conference leaders, first-place Edgerton opened up a two-game lead on second-place Murray County Central by posting a 14-point victory on the road.

The Flying Dutchmen (10-1, 11-7) rolled to a 20-point halftime advantage and maintained a double figure lead the entire second half.

Reed Van Hulzen scored 22 points and claimed six rebounds to lead Edgerton, getting help from Derek Westenberg (16 points), Max Zwart (15 points, six assists) and Tony Fluit (nine points, five rebounds).

MCC (9-4, 10-8) was paced by Paul Counter (15 points, five rebounds, four assists), Chris LeTendre (10 points) and Derek Johnson (seven points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals).

Edgerton 38 28 -- 66

MCC 18 34 -- 52

ML-B-O 65, W-WG 55

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- The Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin Wolverines led by 1 point at halftime, 32-31, then pulled away in the second half to defeat the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers.

Barrett Herrig paced the Wolverines (7-5, 12-7) with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Matthew Myers added 13, while Kyle Schroeder handed out six assists to help ML-B-O.

Brennan Enstad led W-WG (2-10, 3-16) with 17 points and six boards.

ML-B-O plays at SV-RL-B on Friday, while W-WG hosts Lincoln HI on Thursday.

W-WG 31 24 -- 55

ML-B-O 32 33 -- 65

G-LR 78, Ellsworth 69

ELLSWORTH -- George-Little Rock completed a season sweep of the Ellsworth Panthers by using a 19-point advantage from the free-throw line.

Ellsworth (21-3) held a slim lead midway through the first half before G-LR (16-4) broke the game open with a nice run just before halftime to go up 37-28 at the break.

G-LR was able to get Ellsworth in foul trouble, and the Mustangs converted from the line, going 32-for-40 compared to 13-for-15 by Ellsworth.

Reid Gerdes led the Mustangs with 19 points, and Tyler Fluth hit for 15 points.

Cody Schilling chalked up 34 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Panthers, while Aaron Van Der Stoep scored 17 points.

Ellsworth visits Southwest Christian on Thursday.

G-LR 37 41 -- 78

Ellsworth 28 41 -- 69

Other scores

In other action Tuesday, Central Lyon defeated Luverne in double overtime, 72-69, and Blue Earth defeated JCC, 68-55.

Compiled by Lucas Knutson, Josh Schroeder and Nick

Herman of the Daily Globe staff.

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