It was showtime with Katie Holzheimer making 3's in the MACA hoops win over Minnewaska Area Friday (2/1).
The 'Waska gym provided comfortable surroundings for the sharpshooting Holzheimer. Coach Dale Henrich's Tigers picked up their 12th win partly on the strength of Holzheimer's six successful 3's in ten attempts.
Another strong suit was freethrows. Coach Henrich had to smile as his team made 13 of 17 tries at the line. Comfortable surroundings indeed!
The scoreboard showed a 53-37 winning outcome for Morris Area Chokio Alberta at game's end.
Holzheimer had all of the team's three-point makes. The team had 14 tries total. In total field goals the Tigers made 17 of 46 attempts.
Nicole Strobel grabbed four rebounds followed by Abbie Olson, Kaitlin Vogel and MaKenzie Smith each with three.
Holzheimer's long-range shooting sharpness lifted her to 24 total points scored. Beth Holland put in seven points followed by Smith and Vogel each with six. Strobel and Becca Holland each added four points to the mix, and Courtney Gades added two.
The Tigers worked to a 28-20 lead at halftime. They entered the weekend with a 10-2 mark in conference play.
Minnewaska came out of the night at 5-15 in overall, 3-9 in conference. Their top scorer was Sydney Joos with 14 points, and Bayley Pooler added ten. Pooler made two 3-point shots. Joos was the top Laker rebounder with seven.
Girls: Tigers 53, Lac qui Parle 33
The MACA girls took charge in their road game vs. Lac qui Parle on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
MACA applied a clear winning stamp by halftime, which arrived with the score 31-17. The momentum continued into the second half. The visiting team was in the driver's seat, carving out a 20-point advantage by game's end. The final horn sounded with the Tigers up 53-33.
It's most encouraging to see MACA come on strong with three-point shooting in recent play. On Tuesday the long-range shooting story was five makes in 12 attempts. Katie Holzheimer had four of the makes and MaKenzie Smith the other. This strong suit would continue into the Tigers' Friday win vs. Minnewaska. Holzheimer has been at the fore.
The Tigers made 23 total field goals against LQPV in 54 attempts. The freethrows were scant: two of four.
Two double figures scorers emerge in the stats: Smith with 13 points and Holzheimer with 12. Beth Holland scored nine points, Abbie Olson eight and Kaitlin Vogel 5, followed by three Tigers who each had two points: Courtney Gades, Becca Holland and Moira McNally.
Gades attacked the boards for five rebounds and she was closely followed by Olson and Vogel each with four. Smith had seven assists and Strobel four. The Holland sisters each had two steals as did Vogel and Cassey Hickman.
The Eagles were an anemic one-for-nine in three-pointers. They were much better in freethrows, sinking 14 of 19 attempts, and in total field goals the host Eagles were nine of 44.
Alaysia Freetly was the Eagles' top scorer with 15 points. MaKenzie Clark had the only LQPV three-pointer.
Boys hoops: Tigers 61, Milbank (SD) 49
The Tigers reached lucky number 13 in the win column on Tuesday, Jan. 29, playing across the border in Milbank, SD. The game had a different look because quarters were in effect, not halves. Halves are the standard in Minnesota.
The Tigers charged out in front 16-8 in the first quarter but slowed some in the second, getting outscored 11-6. Some sputtering was evident into the third quarter, in which Milbank outscored MACA 18-13.
It would all come down to the fourth quarter. When it counted most, coach Mark Torgerson's boys truly excelled. They pummeled Milbank with a 26-12 scoring advantage in the fourth. So the final horn sounded with the Tigers of MACA on top 61-49, upping their season mark to 13-3.
The Tigers were three of eight in three-point shooting with Jacob Torgerson having two of the makes and Chandler Erickson the other. In total field goals the Tigers were 23 of 39. The freethrow story was 50 per cent: 12 of 24.
Austin Dierks was the rebound wizard with six. Erickson stood out in assists with seven and he also led in steals with two.
Let's roll up our sleeves for the scoring list. Here it was Dierks leading with 15 points and he was joined in double figures by Logan Manska with 12 and Erickson with ten. Nic Vipond contributed to the attack with nine points. Jacob Torgerson put in six points, John Tiernan five and Lincoln Berget four.
Milbank looked cold shooting 3's on their home floor: one-for-eight stats. Milbank was 20-for-48 in total field goals. Isaac Lindquist was Milbank's top scorer with 19 points.
Boys hockey: Marshall 5, Storm 4
Normally when our athletes play Marshall it's a clash of "Tigers": Morris and Marshall. But in hockey our athletes go by the "Storm" nickname.
The Lee Center was the site for an MBA vs. Marshall boys hockey clash on Tuesday, Jan. 29. It was a heartbreaker for the home team.
Hopes were bright indeed early in the third period. Tanner Picht scored his third goal of the night, giving MBA a most hopeful 4-2 lead. The rest was downhill. The Tigers of Marshall summoned the momentum to catch up and then surpass MBA on the scoreboard. The game's final was 5-4 with Marshall the victor in this Southwest Conference game.
The first period ended with a 1-1 stalemate. Picht scored the MBA goal with an assist from Mac Beyer at 1:47. MBA had the 2-1 scoring advantage in the second period. Picht scored with assists by Brody Gimberlin and Beyer at 3:00. Following a Marshall goal it was Brody Gimberlin getting the puck in the net, assisted by Picht at 8:48. Picht scored the goal that gave MBA that 4-2 lead at :12 of the third, assisted by Beyer and Gimberlin.
The Marshall Tigers roared back with goals by Derek Rasmussen and Quinn Horvath (two by Horvath).
Kyle Kennedy was the MBA goalie and he had 27 saves. Mason Campion guarded the goal for Marshall.
Viva MBA Storm hockey and Morris Area Chokio Alberta basketball for the winter of 2012-13!
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - firstname.lastname@example.org