SPENCER - Estherville Lincoln Central was looking to avenge a four-point loss to Spencer in the teams' second meeting of the season on Tuesday.
But the Tigers took control in the second half and especially the fourth quarter to pull out a 72-60 victory.
ELC's David Hughes scored 18 of his game-high 26 points in the first half as ELC led 32-29 at halftime. But the Tigers had pulled ahead by the end of the third quarter, 50-48 and then won the final frame by 10 points.
ELC struggled at the free throw line on this night, making 7-of-19.
Hughes was 11-of-17 from the field and Carsten Bosch was 5-of-9 as he finished with 12 points.
However, a few days after scoring 26 points against Emmetsburg, Joe Heinrichs struggled from the field and finished with four points Kyle DeVary tossed in six points while Rod Fuller had five, Bryce Mann had four and Justin Heinrichs had three.
Hughes finished with 10 rebounds while Joe Heinrichs had four assists and two steals. Justin Heinrichs had four steals and three assists.
Tanner Morris led Spencer with 16 points and 17 rebounds with Preston Funderburg, John Greer and Matt Finnern each scoring 11 points.
Midgets fall to Spencer
SPENCER - Estherville Lincoln Central just had another night where the ball wouldn't go in the hoop against Spencer on Tuesday.
The Tigers jumped out to a 14-2 lead after one quarter, led 30-9 at halftime and 45-13 after three quarters while winning 59-14.
Carson Gjerde and Megan Jensen led ELC with three points each. Hallie Jensen, Colleen Humble, Molly Diekmann and Caitlyn Clayton each had two points.
Unofficially, ELC had 26 turnovers on the night and were 4-of-14 from the free throw line.