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Section 3A, 3AA basketball busy Tuesday night

The Section 3A and Section 3AA girls basketball tournament games were in full force on Tuesday, and Southwest Minnesota Christian -- the No. 1 seed in 3A South, romped past No. 8 Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.

The Section 3A and Section 3AA girls basketball tournament games were in full force on Tuesday, and Southwest Minnesota Christian -- the No. 1 seed in 3A South, romped past No. 8 Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.

Also in 3A, Westbrook-Walnut Grove beat Edgerton Public and Hills-Beaver Creek defeated Murray County Central.

In Section 3AA, the southern division’s top seed, Windom Area, beat Pipestone Area by 10. An upset occurred at Luverne as the third-seeded Cardinals -- struggling with injuries -- were unable to hold on against sixth-seeded Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.

A rundown:

Section 3AA

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Windom Area 67, Pipestone Area 57

WINDOM -- Kait Huska scored a game-high 24 points, connecting on eight 3-point field goals, to boost the top-seeded Windom Area Eagles over the eighth-seeded Arrows.

Gracie Bucher contributed 19 points while shooting 7-for-8 from the charity stripe for Windom Area. Delaney Smith added 11 points for the Eagles and Allison Letcher had eight.

Jessa Reinert led Pipestone Area with 15 points. Arian McGee chipped in with 10 points and Aubrea Kor had nine.

Pipestone Area 24 33 -- 57

Windom Area 30 37 -- 67

T-M-B 56, Luverne 51

LUVERNE -- It’s been a rough year for the Luverne Cardinals, who lost one of the area’s best players, Brooklynn Ver Steeg, to injury midway through the season. Other injuries also troubled the Cards, and on Tuesday they played three players with very little experience against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton. They also had foul trouble in the game, and T-M-B ended the second half with a 15-2 run that resulted in victory.

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Luverne led 27-21 at halftime.

Jordan Munson scored 18 points for T-M-B. Elise Ferrell had 18 points and Averill Sehr 12 for LHS.

T-M-B 21 56

Luverne 27 51

Section 3A

H-BC 57, MCC 39

HILLS -- Hills-Beaver Creek, the second seed in the 3A south tournament, bested seventh-seeded Murray County Central as Taryn Rauk scored 20 points. Abby Knobloch had 12 points and Sam Moser had nine. Kenadie Fick came up with five steals.

Amber Boock with 15 and Brynn Graphenteen had 15 and 8 points, respectively.

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MCC 17 39

H-BC 29 57

Southwest Christian 80, HL-O/F 38

EDGERTON -- Southwest Minnesota Christian had little trouble moving past Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, leading by 30 points at halftime and coasting the rest of the way.

Cybil Vander Top had 15 points, four steals and three assists for the Eagles. Ella Veldkamp added 12 points and eight rebounds. Morgan Pap and Maren Nerem had 11 points apiece, and Nerem also had six rebounds. Makenna Moss scored 10 points.

Chrissy Hermeling led HL-O/F with 17 points, including five 3-point shots.

HL-O/F 18 38

Southwest 48 80

W-WG 41, Edgerton 27

EDGERTON -- Sisters Isabel Klumper and Olivia Klumper each scored 12 points and fifth-seeded Westbrook-Walnut Grove captured a win over No. 4 Edgerton/

Olivia Klumper also pulled down 14 rebounds for the Chargers, while Bethany Byers had 10 rebounds of her own.

Addison Fleischman paced the Dutchmen with 11 points and seven rebounds, while Reece Wassink had seven points and five rebounds.

W-WG -- 22 19 -- 41

Edgerton 7 20 -- 27

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