The Holland sisters were smooth with their offensive execution, yet again, and Abbie Olson scored ten points in the MACA girls basketball win Friday.
Beth Holland scored 13 points and Becca put in 12. Thus the Holland sisters and Olson combined for 35 points in the Tigers' 62-42 home triumph.
The opponent was Melrose in this February 14 affair. The win was No. 15 for coach Dale Henrich's Tigers, against six losses. MACA entered the weekend with an 11-2 conference mark. Melrose is having a .500 campaign.
Morris Area Chokio Alberta treated home fans to some sharp three-point shooting. Nicole Strobel and Becca Holland each made two 3's. Lauren Reimers made one shot from beyond the three-point arc. MACA was five of nine in that category and 50 per cent in total field goals, with 25 makes in 50 attempts. The freethrow stats were 20 of 41.
Strobel and Kaitlin Vogel each scored six points, while Reimers and Kayla Pring each scored five. Rebekah Aanerud and Lacee Maanum each added two points to the mix, and Moira McNally had one.
Vogel was tops on the rebound list with eight while Olson had six. Reimers with her six assists led there. The Holland sisters each had two steals as did Olson.
The Tigers took complete charge in the first half, outscoring the Dutchmen 34-17. The Tigers basically went on cruise control in the second half.
Justine Revermann made three 3-pointers for the visiting Dutchmen. Gabi Sawyer and Taryn Van Heel each made one '3'. Emily Goerdt's 14 points made her Melrose's top scorer.
Boys hockey: Storm 3, Wadena-Deer Creek 0
Hockey fans gathered at the Benson Civic on Tuesday, Feb. 11, to watch MBA skate against Wadena-Deer Creek. The home fans were delighted with the caliber of the Storm's play. MBA put in three goals and didn't allow any.
The success has been the norm in the closing stages of the season. Things didn't start out well for the MBA skaters this winter. They then performed a turnaround. Beating Wadena-Deer Creek 3-0 was part of a run of success reflected in 6-1 W/L numbers. The Storm's overall record: 8-16-1.
Wadena-Deer Creek has had a similar type of season with more losses than wins. Their W/L numbers: 4-20-1.
Tony Bruns was the goalie getting the shutout on Tuesday. Tony was authoritative in goal, stopping all 30 W-DC shots. His goalie rival was Wesley Janson.
Neither team scored in the first period. MBA's winning fortunes started taking off in the second period. Taylor Staples scored for the Storm at 6:01.
Corey Storck took over in the third period. First Corey scored at 15:50, then he put in an empty-netter at 16:28. Hats off to Corey and the Storm!
Wrestling: Quad County 41, Tigers 25
MAHACA came up shy in the Section 3AA quarter-finals. The Tigers fell to Quad County which represents Renville County West, Yellow Medicine East and MACCRAY. Oh, and MACCRAY represents Maynard, Raymond and Clara City.
Quad County downed the Tigers 41-25. The meet results as reported in the Willmar newspaper are in extremely small type. It seems even smaller than usual. It seems to me the size could be hiked up a little with no harm done. Online we have no space restrictions, thus the type is easily large enough to handle.
So, it's my pleasure to report that Matt Munsterman at 106 pounds won by fall over Jake Roger in 1:37. Ben Koehl at 113 pounds wasn't so fortunate, as he lost by fall to Jordan Odegard in 1:45. Quad County's Ethan Thein at 120 pounds won by forfeit.
Mitch Ascheman was on the short end of a technical fall vs. Colten Specht at 126 pounds, score of 16-0. Tiger Travis Ostby came on strong as the Tigers' 132-pounder, to win by major decision over Cole Hatch, 14-2.
Dillan Johnson was on the winning end by an 11-5 decision over Austin Friese. Quad County has a wrestler named "Dylan Johnson" (slight spelling difference), and Dylan downed the Tigers' Myles Smith by decision, 8-3. At 152 pounds it was K. Winston pinning MAHACA's M. Feuchtenberger (first names N/A) in 3:30.
Then at 160 pounds, Quad County carved out the winning edge again with Wyatt Hatch decisioning Danny Tracy, 7-3. At 170 pounds, Tiger Steve Koehl found victory elusive vs. Hayden Johnson in a 10-8 decision. Tiger Jordan Thooft at 182 won by fall over Brian Bratsch, in 2:45.
Matt Vinson at 195 lost by fall to Zach Juarez in 1:30. Alec Gausman, 220 pounds, was on the short end of a 3-1 decision against Zach Fischer. MAHACA 285-pounder Jacob Sperr, the "big guy," came on strong to pin Ethan Beckler in :56.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - firstname.lastname@example.org