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A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn

A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn
The multi-ethnic building was the original home of the music department at UMM. (B.W. photo)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Tigers overcome ACGC and Colton Minnick

Tigers 80, ACGC 63
The home gym had a festive air Friday (12/4) as the MACA boys took care of business with an 80-63 win. It was the third triumph for coach Mark Torgerson's boys. We had to overcome the offensive prowess of ACGC Falcon Colton Minnick. Minnick accounted for 32 of his team's points, plus he pulled down seven rebounds.
But MACA had plenty of firepower to overcome Minnick and his mates. That firepower was led by Eric Staebler who scored 28 points and collected 16 rebounds. He added seven steals to the mix. The MACA weapons caused momentum to grow in the second half.
Lukus Manska connected three times from three-point range. Sean Amundson made two long-rangers, and Robert Rohloff and Jacob Zosel made one each. Zosel was tops in assists with five, followed by Rohloff and Amundson each with four. Staebler with his seven steals was followed by Amundson with three.
Here's how the scoring broke down: Staebler (28), Zosel (17), Manska (13), Rohloff (12) and Amundson (10).
Minnick made ACGC's only three-pointer. He obviously dominated the scoring department. One other Falcon scored in double figures: Adam Johnson with 12 points. Minnick snared seven rebounds. Erik Belgum had four assists, and Gabe Eisenbacher had two steals. ACGC came out of the game with a 2-2 record.
Girls: Tigers 51, Ortonville 35
The Tigers took command in girls basketball Thursday (12/3).
Home fans were delighted seeing their Tigers get their first win which was at the expense of Ortonville. Coach Dale Henrich's squad raced out to a 31-10 lead at halftime. That sealed the outcome, so it didn't matter that Ortonville had a 25-20 advantage in the second half. We came out of the night at 1-1.
Ashley Solvie was an offensive cog with 17 points. Correy Hickman put in nine points and Moira McNally eight. Then we have Riley Decker (eight points), Becca Holland (5), Nicole Solvie (2), Jenna Howden (1) and Liz Dietz (1).
Decker connected twice from three-point range. Holland was a force on the boards with her eleven rebounds. McNally had nine rebounds, and the list continues with Ashley Solvie (8) and Hickman (7). Holland and Hickman co-led in assists, each with eight. Holland and Hickman set the pace in steals, each with five.
Rachel Hoernemann was Ortonville's top scorer with 12 points. Jaiden Conroy made two 3-pointers for the visitor. Alisha Ross and Hoernemann each made one '3'.
The final score in this non-conference contest was 51-35.
Boys: Tigers 61, NL-Spicer 53
It's always a plum for MACA to defeat New London-Spicer. The Morris Area Chokio Alberta boys achieved such a plum Thursday night. The Tigers, spurred in the second half by Sean Amundson, downed the Wildcats 61-53. The Tigers won as the visitor.
Amundson poured in 16 of his game-total 21 points in the second half. The orange and black came on strong in the second half, outscoring the Wildcats 36-25. We had trailed by three at halftime, 28-25. Amundson and Eric Staebler were a 1-2 punch in scoring. Staebler had the team-best total of 23 points. Amundson with his 21 was followed by Lukus Manska (8), Philip Anderson (4), Denner Dougherty (2), Jacob Zosel (2) and Robert Rohloff (1). Manska made two 3-pointers and Amundson made one.
Amundson and Zosel each had two assists. Rohloff stole the ball twice. Staebler grabbed 12 rebounds.
Brandon Adelman was NL-Spicer's top scorer with 12 points. He and Jackson Ness each made two 3-pointers. Jacob Klavetter, Mitchell Halvorson and Jaden Hansen each made one '3'. Derrick Laudenbach collected 13 rebounds and three assists, and Halvorson had three steals.
The Tigers came out of the night at 2-1. New London-Spicer is having a sputtering start at 0-3.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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