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Section 3AA boys basketball: Minneota wins OT game over Windom Area

It was a wild one in Minneota Saturday night as the host Vikings prevailed over Windom Area in overtime in the south quarterfinals of the Section 3A boys basketball tournament. The fourth-seeded Vikings beat the fifth-seeded Eagles 69-64. In othe...

 

It was a wild one in Minneota Saturday night as the host Vikings prevailed over Windom Area in overtime in the south quarterfinals of the Section 3A boys basketball tournament.

The fourth-seeded Vikings beat the fifth-seeded Eagles 69-64.

In other games from the south half, Jackson County Central eased past Martin County West 82-50, Pipestone Area tripped Luverne 77-57 and Redwood Valley topped Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 92-71.

In Section 3AA South semifinal games Thursday in Windom, Jackson County Central will play Minneota at 6 p.m. and Redwood Valley will contend with Pipestone Area at 7:30 p.m.

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Minneota 69, WA 64 (OT) MINNEOTA -- Windom Area junior guard Wyatt Minion drained a 3-point shot at the buzzer to send the game into overtime deadlocked at 58-58, but the Eagles couldn’t muster enough offense to win in the end.

The Vikings outscored the Eagles 11-6 in the overtime period. Windom Area got within a point with about a minute left, but the Vikings pulled away by making free throws.

Thomas Hennen led all scorers with 28 points. His Minneota teammates Jacob Hennen had 14, Logan Sussner 12 and Nolan Boerboom 10.

Minion finished with 16 for Windom Area. Luke Gilbertson had 16, Eric Pfeffer 13 and Zach Wormstadt 12.

Windom Area 26 58 64Minneota 24 58 69 JCC 82, MCW 50 JACKSON -- Balanced scoring and strong pressure helped Jackson County Central upend Martin County West.

Ryan Christopher had a big day for the top-seeded Huskies with 22 points, eight assists and five steals. Rudy Voss chipped in 21 points. Chris Gumto had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Nico Feroni and Zach Bargfrede added nine points apiece.

Cole Owens scored 13 points for MCW.

Martin County West 24 50Jackson County Central 39 82 PA 77, Luverne 57 PIPESTONE -- Only six points separated the third-seeded Arrows from the sixth-seeded Cardinals at halftime, but in the second half PA outscored LHS by 14 to win by 20.

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Rebounding helped. The Arrows out-rebounded the Cards 34-21 for the game.

Tyl Woelber scored 21 points to lead the Pipestone Area offensive effort, and teammate Mitchell Bobendrier added 19 points. Carter Colemer contributed 16.

Woelber also had seven rebounds. Trey Pottratz dished out four assists to go along with his seven points.

Cole Claussen and Layne Curtis scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Luverne. Riley Siebenahler chipped in with 11.

Luverne 27 57Pipestone Area 33 77 Redwood 92, T-M-B 71 REDWOOD FALLS -- Tracy-Milroy-Balaton’s one-man show, Spencer Smith, did more than his share again on Saturday, scoring 46 points. But all season long the Panthers have lacked depth, and the seventh seeds were no match for second-seeded Redwood Valley.

Four Cardinals reached double figures in the win. James Pendleton scored 20 points, Mitch Irlbeck had 16, Cole Woodford 13 and Logan Josephson 10.

Pendleton also pulled down seven rebounds and had eight assists.

Smith had four assists and eight rebounds to lead the Panthers in those categories.

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Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 32 71Redwood Valley 55 92  

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