MA-CA girls 42, Minnewaska Area 35
The snow flies as I write this, so we can be thankful that weather wasn't a factor with Tuesday night prep sports. Heaven knows it's wreaking havoc with the Minnesota Vikings. They appear to be moving mountains, as in mountains of snow, to get TCF Bank Stadium ready for Monday. Hopefully there's something in this for the U of M.
The Morris Area Chokio Alberta girls basketball Tigers got their first win Tuesday. Fans at the home gym were delighted to see the energized Tigers outscore the Lakers of Minnewaska Area. The Tigers beat the rival Lakers by seven, 42-35. Coach Dale Henrich most surely wore a smile afterwards, along with the whole team.
The Tigers came out of the night at 1-3 and would like to parlay the newfound success to at least a .500 record soon. They might do that if they play like in the second half Tuesday. After trailing 22-18 at halftime, MA-CA upped its caliber of play, prodded by coach Henrich, to outscore the Lakers 24-13 the rest of the way.
The Lakers came out of the night still seeking their first season win.
Erin Schieler and Erica Domnick were key individuals boosting the Tigers Tuesday. Schieler scored a team-best 16 points and stood out in steals with four. Domnick put in 14 points and collected a team-best eight rebounds.
The Tigers made 16 of 45 shots from the field and were one of three from three-point range. Hannah Sayles had that three-pointer success and she finished with seven points. Beth Holland scored four points and Sarah Kuhn one. Kuhn collected six rebounds. Shadow Olson dished out three assists. The Tigers were nine of 15 in freethrows.
Kaylee Jacobs led Minnewaska Area girls basketball in scoring with 12 points.
Here's a link to the MA-CA girls hoops schedule page on Pheasant Country Sports:
Boys basketball: 'Waska 59, MA-CA 57
The boys basketball story wasn't so rosy Tuesday. The MA-CA boys also played the Lakers and this game, obviously, was on the road. The Tigers in fact have only one home game on the December slate and it has already been played.
The road wasn't an accommodating place for coach Mark Togerson's Tigers Tuesday, as they were defeated 59-57. It was nip-and-tuck all the way through as the halftime margin was just two points with 'Waska up.
This was the second straight loss for the Tigers who had opened their season with two wins.
The final moments of Tuesday's game were marked by suspense as Minnewaska Area committed a turnover that opened a door of opportunity for MA-CA. The margin was three points at the time. The Tigers came up short in trying to shake the scoreboard deficit.
Shane Bosek did a lot to keep MA-CA separated from victory as this talented Laker put in 28 points. Teammate Brady Johnsrud scored ten.
Minnewaska Area boys basketball came out of the night with an unblemished record (3-0).
Cole Riley supplied much of the offensive fuel for Morris Area Chokio Alberta boys basketball, with 19 points scored. Alex Erickson made the only successful three-point shot for MA-CA, and his point total was 14. Tyler Roske added six points to the mix. Eric Riley and Mac Kampmeier each put in five. Riley Ahrndt had four, and Ethan Bruer and Dan Tiernan had two each.
Check out the Tiger boys basketball page on Maxpreps:
And here's a link to the MA-CA boys hoops schedule page on Pheasant Country Sports:
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