GBB Out & About: 7 Saturday Games From St. James

7 GAMES FROM ST. JAMES

Another Saturday, another marathon of games. This time it was off

to St. James, the first time I have been in that gym (the last of all the gyms I needed in the Big South). This was the annual clash of the West (or formerly known as the Southwest) and East (or formerly known as the South Central) divisions. It was a better day for the East as they finished with a 4-2 mark. The West was 3-4 with JCC getting the odd win over import SW MN Christian.

If you liked offensive fireworks St. James was the place with five teams crossing over into the century mark with Blue Earth topping them all at 128.8. Redwood Valley, who lost that game, had the best mark on the losing side at 100. The BE starters also had the best mark at 141.1. In that BE game the Buccaneers were trailing 35-23 with 3:44 left in the half. In the next 1:40 they went on an explosive 14-2 ride.

There were several players that joined the 41 Club (a more exclusive membership) including two knocking on the door for 51 (just one off):Joey Batt of New Ulm and Caitlin Rorman of Blue Earth.

If you like drama the final game had plenty of it including rollercoaster rides. Both coaches probably want a bottle of antacid tablets on the bench the next time they play. Windom led 51-36 at the 7:15 mark of the second half when host St. James called time. The Saints went on a 20-3 sprint and took a lead with 13.3 seconds left on a pair of free throws from Jaelyn Haier. Allison Letcher tied it for the Eagles with a pair of her own with 7.8 seconds left. With SJ up 59-58 with the ball with under 2 minutes in overtime they attempted two ill-advised long range shots and Windom capitalized with Delaney Smith’s basket to go up one 60-59 and then added the insurance free throw with 8.5 seconds left with a Letcher free throw. SJ turned it over to end the contest.

  NEW ULM MARSHALL
POINTS 67 53
REBOUNDS/OFF 26/6 31/11
TURNOVERS 15 18
FTA/% 11/72.7 20/60.0
2FG%/3FG% 56.5/47.8 30.4/40.9
PP100 108.1 86.9
TOP SCORER Joey Batt 37 Jordyn Hilgeman 25

TRENCH PLAYER: Joey Batt, 37 points, 160.9 pp100, 50 in the 31 Club

  WASECA WORTHINGTON
POINTS 81 65
REBOUNDS/OFF 40/15 41/29
TURNOVERS 13 22
FTA/% 15/66.7 21/71.4
2FG%/3FG% 52.1/31.8 37.2/35.3
PP100 103.8 83.3
TOP SCORER Madison Gehloff 27 Evelyn Othow 15

TRENCH PLAYER: Madison Gehloff 27 points, 135.0 pp100, 37 in the 31 Club

  JACKSON COUNTY CENTRAL SW MN CHRISTIAN
POINTS 75 71
REBOUNDS/OFF 40/19 42/19
TURNOVERS 22 24
FTA/% 21/61.9 16/62.5
2FG%/3FG% 47.8/31.6 46.9/27.8
PP100 94.9 91.0
TOP SCORER Alaina Wolff 27 Jazlynn Prins 22

TRENCH PLAYER: Melissa Brandt 25 points, 131.6 pp100, 36 in the 31 Club

  ST. PETER PIPESTONE
POINTS 65 38
REBOUNDS/OFF 34/13 35/21
TURNOVERS 23 18
FTA/% 16/62.5 20/50.0
2FG%/3FG% 53.1/43.8 32.4/11.8
PP100 108.3 62.3
TOP SCORER Sarah Conlon 19 Miranda Hulstein 10

TRENCH PLAYER: Sarah Conlon 19 points, 135.7 pp100, 31 in the 31 Club

  LUVERNE FAIRMONT
POINTS 48 45
REBOUNDS/OFF 28/13 40/18
TURNOVERS 20 27
FTA/% 19/63.2 13/38.5
2FG%/3FG% 37/32.4/36.4 39.3/31.6
PP100 75.0 70.3
TOP SCORER Gabi Ferrell 14 Lexi Lunn 16

TRENCH PLAYER: Jadyn Anderson of Luverne, 9 points 150 pp100, 16 in the 31 Club

  BLUE EARTH REDWOOD VALLEY
POINTS 94 73
REBOUNDS/OFF 46/21 32/12
TURNOVERS 12 13
FTA/% 28/60.7 27/51.9
2FG%/3FG% 48.3/58.3 44.2/41.2
PP100 128.8 100.0
TOP SCORER Caitlin Rorman 39 Haley Garman 20

TRENCH PLAYER: Caitlin Rorman 39 points, 150 pp100, 50 in the 31 Club

  WINDOM ST. JAMES
POINTS 61 59
REBOUNDS/OFF 55/29 33/10
TURNOVERS 26 29
FTA/% 25/60.0 22/68.2
2FG%/3FG% 35.9/18.8 40.6/40.0
PP100 75.3 74.7
TOP SCORER Autumn Hauge 13 Kaydi Anderson 15

TRENCH PLAYER: Autumn Hauge 13 points, 118.2 pp100, 19 in the 31 Club

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