MARSHALL - Class 3A No. 6-ranked Marshall used a strong second half to earn a 65-56 victory over Redwood Valley in a Southwest Conference game Tuesday night.
Connor Winkelman led the Tigers with 19 points and seven rebounds while Riley Sharbono chipped in 16 points and 12 rebounds and C.D. Douglas finished with 16 points and five rebounds.
Marshall (13-3 overall,
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Marshall’s Connor Winkelman eyes the basket after a baseline drive while Redwood Valley’s Mitchell Fischer defends during a Southwest Conference game Tuesday at Marshall High School.
8-0 SWC) trailed 31-29 at the half and saw Redwood Valley take advantage of some turnovers by finding success on the press break to end the first half.
"We were tired," Marshall coach Travis Carroll said. "We needed to get in the locker room and get our legs back underneath us and kind of re-group. It was a tough end to the first half, but that's the kind of adversity we need to face to try and get better as a team."
Carroll liked the way the MHS responded in the second half as Douglas scored seven quick points and Sharbono also did the majority of his scoring.
The Tigers outscored the Cardinals 36-25 in the second half thanks in part to some defensive adjustments and taking care of the ball.
"We had a lot of turnovers in the first half," Marshall's CD Douglas said. "We needed to cut down on those and stop giving them 18 layups."
Same Pendleton provided the majority of the offense for the Cardinals, putting in 25 points to go with 10 from Taquez Perkins.
The rest of the Cardinals scorers combined for 17 points.
Carroll knew Pendleton was going to get his points, but it was his ability to share the ball that worried Carroll the most.
"Sam is one of the best passers in southwest Minnesota," Carroll said. "If you step off of your man to help out on Sam, he's going to find the open teammate and it's going to turn into easy points."
Redwood Valley is a team that can usually count on production from more than just Pendleton.
Cardinals coach Markus Okseon credited the Tigers effort on defense.
"We have five guys averaging double figures, but they did a nice job of taking some things away and made us work harder. They took some other guys out of their rhythm."
Marshall, the No. 6 ranked team in Class 3A, secured the victory despite shooting just 16-29 (55%) from the free throw line and committing 18 turnovers to Redwood Valley's 11.
Redwood Valley 56
REDWOOD VALLEY (12-4 OVERALL, 6-2 SOUTHWEST): Taquez Perkins 3 4-6 10, Thane Widmer 3 0-0 7, Sam Pendleton 11 2-2 25, Adam Hengel 2 0-0 4, Joe Smith 0 0-0 0, Mitchell Fischer 2 2-3 7, Cade Johnson 1 0-0 2, TOTALS: 22-56 (39%) 8-11 (72%) 56.
MARSHALL (13-3 OVERALL, 8-0 SOUTHWEST): C.D. Douglas 6 3-6 16, Reece Winkelman 1 1-2 3, Noah Winkelman 0 1-2 1, Connor Winkelman 6 6-9 19, Nick Saugstad 1 0-0 2, Andrew Hmielewski 0 0-0 0, Riley Sharbono 5 5-6 16, TOTALS: 23-40 (57.5%) 16-29 (55.1%) 65.
HALFTIME: Marshall 29, Redwood Valley 31. 3-POINT FIELD GOALS: Redwood Valley 4-21 (Widmer 1, Pendleton 1, Fischer 1, Johnson 1); Marshall 3-7 (Douglas 1, C. Winkelman 1, Sharbono 10). REBOUNDS: Marshall 39 (Sharbono 12); Redwood Valley 22 (Pendleton 5). TOTAL FOULS (FOULED OUT): Redwood Valley 20 (None); Marshall 11 (None). TECHNICAL FOULS: None. ASSISTS: Redwood Valley 4 (Widmer 1, Pendleton 1, Smith 1, Fischer 1); Marshall 10 (C. Winkelman 3 ). STEALS: Redwood Valley 10 (Pendleton 3); Marshall 9 (Douglas 4). BLOCKED SHOTS: Redwood Valley 1 (Pendleton); Marshall 0. TURNOVERS: Redwood Valley 11; Marshall 13.