Girls basketball | Winona 60, John Marshall 57
Winona's Dulcey Milek made a three-point shot with two seconds left and the Winhawks escaped Rochester with a 60-57 girls basketball win over John Marshall on Friday night.
Winona avenged an earlier nine-point loss to JM and won its fourth game in its last five.
JM lost its second close game this week and dropped its fourth game in the last six. JM is 12-11 overall and 8-8 in the Big Nine heading into the last week of the regular season.
JM coach Terry Heiderscheit called it "another tough loss."
"We fell behind early and battled back," he said. "We need to keep looking for ways to avoid runs by the other team and play better with more consistency."
Two freshmen centers led JM, Jamie Ruden with 22 points and six rebounds, and Nicole Fautsch with 17 points. Senior guard Katelyn Rushton had nine assists and 13 points.
Milek finished with 17 points to lead three Winona players in double figures.
JM is home Tuesday against Owatonna, and closes the regular season Friday at Austin.
Winona 60, John Marshall 57
Anna Eddy 6, Maggie Messmann 4, Hallee Hoeppner 4, Dulcey Milek 17, Autumn Beckman 4, Ellen Blacklock 13, Greer Kosidowski 2, Audrey Scharmer 10.
JOHN MARSHALL (57)
Allison Radke 0, Allyson Sherden 0, Haley Holtorf 2, Jamie Ruden 22, Jenna Milligan 0, Kalli Fautsch 3, Katelyn Rushton 13, Katherine Boldt 0, Nicole Fautsch 17.
Other stats:Ruden 6 rebounds; Rushton 9 assists.
Halftime:JM 26, WIN 22.
Free throws:WIN 4-5, JM 2-3.
Three-point goals:WIN 2 (Milek 2), JM 3 (Rushton 2, N. Fautsch 1).