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Prep boys basketball: Windom Area wins fifth straight

LUVERNE -- Don't look now, but Windom Area is on a roll.The Eagles took their fifth straight victory Monday night with a 72-45 Big South Conference triumph over rival Luverne. After a 4-3 start, Windom Area has won eight of its last nine dating b...

LUVERNE - Don’t look now, but Windom Area is on a roll.
The Eagles took their fifth straight victory Monday night with a 72-45 Big South Conference triumph over rival Luverne. After a 4-3 start, Windom Area has won eight of its last nine dating back to Dec. 21.
As the case has been for most of the season, the Eagles’ success hinges on its ability to shoot from outside. Monday, they were on fire.
Windom Area connected on 14-of-28 3-pointers, giving it more triples than 2-point baskets. Luverne, on the other hand, had a rough night from downtown. The Cardinals connected on just 3-of-22 attempts from long range.
Jeff Pfeffer and Sam Huska were the top cogs in the Eagles’ 3-point machine. Pfeffer went 4-of-6 from distance and finished with a game-high 22 points to go with five rebounds. Huska was 5-for-9 from beyond the arc for 15 points. Luke Gilbertson also reached double figures in the scoring column with 11 points. He also nabbed three rebounds and pilfered four steals. Austin Fast put up 13 points on 3-of-6 from 3-point land and had a pair of steals.
Quinton Siebenahler led the Luverne offense with 10 points while grabbing five boards and sending away one Eagle shot attempt. Nic Overgaard tallied seven points and three steals while Layne Curtis pulled down a game-high six rebounds.
Windom Area (12-4 overall, 4-4 Big South will travel to Pipestone Area on Friday. Luverne (6-10 overall, 1-6 Big South) hosts St. James on Friday.
Windom Area 38 72
Luverne 26 45

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