Becca Holland was an offensive force, making three shots from 3-point range. Becca scored a team-high 17 points. Ashley Solvie scored 13 points to sit at No. 2 on the list. Also contributing were Correy Hickman (9), Moira McNally (8), Riley Decker (7) and Nicole Solvie (4).
Holland was joined on the three-pointer list by Decker (two makes) and Hickman (1). Holland set the pace in rebounds with eight followed by Ashley Solvie with six. Hickman passed deftly to get nine assists. She and Jenna Howden each stole the ball four times.
Hannah Wilner and Kendra Miller stood out on the ACGC scoring list with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Miller sank three shots from 3-point range, while Maree Lee made one long-ranger. Wilner led the Falcons in rebounds with nine, and Lee was tops in assists with seven.
MACA got the edge it needed in the first half as we outscored Benson 34-31. The Tigers marked time through the second half which was a 25-25 stalemate.
Jacob Zosel was dead-on from three-point range. Jacob sank three long-rangers and scored 15 points. Eric Staebler made two 3-point shots and scored a team-best 23 points. Lukus Manska had one 3-point make and scored five points. Camden Arndt added eight points to the mix. Sean Amundson and Robert Rohloff each put in four points.
Staebler led in rebounds with 13 while Arndt collected six. Three Tigers each had one assist: Rohloff, Arndt and Staebler. Staebler contributed a steal.
The Benson scoring list was topped by Adam Lindahl with 20 points. Zack Sonnabend had double figures too with 14. Layton Connelly, Adam Lindahl and Josh Manzke each made a 3-pointer.
Special note: the scoring list in the Willmar newspaper has two "Adam Lindahls," so I don't know what's up. The paper reports someone named "An. Lindahl" leading in rebounds with seven. Then there's "Ad. Lindahl" leading in assists with two. In steals it was "An. Lindahl" with four and "Ad. Lindahl" with three. Strange. Can't they just type out the full name? It certainly can't be a space issue. I used to wonder about this with the Holland girls of Morris: Beth and Becca. Just type the full name.
The Tigers came out of the night at 10-6 in overall won-lost, 4-4 in conference. Benson is below .500.
Monte is having a fine season and came away with its ninth win. The Tigers came away with a 7-9 overall record.
A sense of drama gripped fans at the end, as MACA had a chance to tie with a three-point shot. The shot rimmed off. Monte led 28-26 at halftime and outscored the Tigers 18-17 in the second half.
The MACA scoring list showed balance. Here are the totals: Becca Holland (11), Ashley Solvie (10), Riley Decker (8), Correy Hickman (7), Moira McNally (5) and Nicole Solvie (2). Decker made two 3-point shots followed by Holland and Hickman each with one. McNally led in rebounds with ten followed by Ashley Solvie with eight. Hickman had three assists and Decker had two. Holland was aggressive to accumulate five steals, while Decker had two.
Monte's Abby Olson scored 13 points. She made one 3-pointer as did teammate Nikki Erickson. Ashley McKee was the top T-Hawk rebounder with eleven. Olson was team-best in assists (4) and steals (4).