Tiger girls crush Windom, move to 10-0 in SWC

Connecting on 11 3-pointers, the Marshall girls’ basketball team picked up its sixth straight victory by blowing out Windom Area 72-40 Thursday in a Southwest Conference game played in Windom.

The win moves the Tigers, who are ranked sixth in Class AAA, to 10-0 in the conference and 19-3 overall.

Junior forward Kenzie Beekman led the charge for the Tigers, who led 48-18 by halftime. She finished with a game-high 20 points to go with nine rebounds and seven of the team’s 21 steals.

With Marshall needing to step up for injured guard Kelsey Saugstad, Morgan Saugstad no doubt did her part. The sophomore forward hit five of the team’s 11 shots from beyond the arc and scored 18 points.

Marshall head coach Dan Westby said the team’s ball movement allowed the Tigers to play so efficiently on offense.

“We did a nice job early in the game of establishing an inside game,” Westby said. “Hannah (Bennett) did a nice job of getting the ball inside to Kenzie and she scored a lot of points inside early on. That made Windom pack things in tight and our kids knocked down shots from the perimeter.”

Bennett finished with six assists in the game to go with her six points.

Another Tiger who shot well from outside was Sarah Buysse. She drained three 3-pointers and scored 13 points.

Windom Area (11-10 overall, 6-4 SWC) didn’t have anyone crack double figures in scoring. Gina Hauge led the team with nine points.

The Tigers will try for their seventh win in a row on Saturday when they take on conference rival Worthington in Worthington.