The MACA boys are finding stability after a season-opening skid. The Tigers won their second straight game on Friday, Jan. 3.
The new year is starting out well for coach Mark Torgerson's crew. Success came by a 57-47 score on Friday. the opponent was from "across the border": Milbank SD.
MACA fans could comfortably stay at home to watch this contest at our own gym, and not have to deal with the troublesome weather elements of late. The governor called off school for today (Mon., Jan. 6).
Another home game is slated for Tuesday with Minnewaska Area set to visit.
Against Milbank the Tigers made half of their three-point shot tries: four of eight. Noah Grove had two of the long-range shot successes, while Jordan Arbach and Jacob Zosel each had one.
In total field goals the Tigers were 19 of 45. In freethrows the Tigers were very sharp with 15 of 20 stats.
It was another banner night for Eric Staebler who poured in 20 points for the orange and black. His rebound total of 14 led the team too. C.J. Nagel collected five rebounds.
Grove's two 3-pointers helped him build his total of 17 points. Zosel's point total was ten. Arbach put in seven points, Bryce Jergenson two and Riley Biesterfeld one.
Zosel was sharp passing the ball, finishing with five assists. Andrew Goulet and Staebler each had two steals.
The Tigers executed well from game's start and led 28-15 at halftime.
Milbank struggled shooting, making just three of 15 three-point shot tries, and going 21 of 57 overall. "Cold" describes their freethrow shooting too: just two of 12.
The Milbank scoring was concentrated among five players, led by Brandon Cummings and Dylan Fox each with 11 points. Isaac Snaza put in ten points, Jacob Berg eight and J.P. Lindquist five. Cummings made two 3-pointers and Lindquist one. Fox snared ten rebounds.
The Tigers have a 2-8 record and want to make rapid progress toward .500!
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - email@example.com