Tuesday, December 13, 2016
MACA girls turn on jets in second half to beat BOLD
MACA strode onto the gym floor at Olivia to face the Warriors of BOLD. The Tigers were facing the talented Makenna Steffel and her mates. We used balance to get the advantage. That advantage was revealed in a 65-49 final score with MACA the victor. It was a Friday (12/9) West Central Conference affair.
Maddie Carrington supplied thrills with three makes from beyond the three-point arc. Indeed, long-range shots gave important fuel to overcome Steffel's productive night: 26 points. Riley Decker succeeded twice from three-point land, and Malory Anderson had one three-point make.
The real story of this game was the orange and black really turning on the jets in the second half. We actually trailed at halftime, 28-20, but poured it on in the second half to outscore the stunned Warriors 45-21. Wow!
Correy Hickman and Malory Anderson each put in 13 points to lead the MACA offense. Carrington's 3's built her point output to eleven. Riley Decker scored eight points followed by three Tigers each with six: Liz Dietz, Jenna Howden and Carly Wohlers. Karly Fehr polishes off the list with two points.
Steffel's 26 points made her the only double-digit scorer for the host Warriors. Emily Gass put in seven points, and Makayla Snow and Brenna Weis each put in five points. Then we have Morgan Schmitz with four points and Abby Sigurdson with two. Gass made the only BOLD three-pointer.
Boys: Tigers 80, Minnewaska 74 (OT)
The Tigers took the court with extra resolve for the second half on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Minnewaska Area. We trailed the Lakers at halftime, 40-32. But in the second half we roared to the tune of outscoring the Lakers 35-27. Do a little math and you realize we have a tie score at the end of regulation. Overtime!
That fresh resolve of the Tigers carried into the OT extension. We outscored the host Lakers 13-7 in overtime to prevail in our season opener, 80-74. What a thriller to start things off! It seemed that our second half defense was a key factor spelling success.
Lukus Manska and Jacob Zosel were the MACA pacesetters in scoring. Manska's point total was 23 while Zosel put in 20. The list continues with Camden Arndt (13), Tate Nelson (11), Tim Travis (9) and Connor Koeberrnick (4). A major weapon for Morris Area Chokio Alberta was three-pointers. Here it was Manska leading the charge with three, edging Nelson and Zosel who each made two.
Jake Peters set the scoring pace for 'Waska with 14 points. Right on his heels were Dennis VanDyke and Matt Gruber each with 13. Jackson Johnsrud put in eleven points. Then came Colin Richards (7), Jack Blevins (5), Garrett Jensen (5), Jaeger Jergenson (4) and Ryan Christianson (2). Six different Lakers each made one 3-point shot: VanDyke, Richards, Blevins, Gruber, Jensen and Peters.
Girls hockey: Crookston 7, MBA 3
The Morris Benson Area Storm girls put the puck in the net once in each of the three periods vs. Crookston. The first period goal was good for getting a 1-0 lead by the end of the period. But Crookston surged in the second period to put in five goals to take charge. Crookston had a 2-1 advantage in the third period to come away with a 7-3 win.
It was Libby Pendill scoring the goal that gave us the 1-0 lead. That goal came at 14:21 of the first period. Whitney Demarais and Megan Kirkeide supplied assists. Kaitlyn Thingeistad started the Crookston second period onslaught. Ali Hutter scored the second Crookston goal, then came Jayden Altrich with the third. MBA's Hallie Watzke answered, assisted by Nicole Berens and Kirkeide.
Macy Strem and Catherine Tiedemann seized the momentum back for Crookston. That momentum continued into the third period that saw Maddie Nicholis score twice. The third MBA goal was scored by Taryn Picht at 1:22 assisted by Hallie Watzke.
Abbey Hoffman was the MBA goalie and she had 15 saves. Braelee Jobe worked in goal for Crookston and she had 33 saves.
Wrestling: ACGC 44, MAHACA 32
Ethan Lebrija supplied encouragement at the lightest weight slot, getting Kelvin Ponce's shoulders pinned to the mat in 3:25. But ACGC would end up with most of the highlights on the night as they handed our Tigers a 44-32 defeat. The action was on Thursday, Dec. 8, at home.
Austin Berlinger was on the losing end of a fall outcome at 113 pounds, time of 3:42 vs. Hayden Stranmann. Dalton Rose at 120 pounds got Skye Powers' shoulders pinned to the mat in 3:35. Ben Travis was the forfeit winner at 126. Gideon Joos was on the short end of a 15-11 decision against Dylan Studemann. Jacob Boots lost by technical fall, 19-2, to Aaron Lang.
Jared Rohloff won by a 12-4 major decision over Levi Lund. Chase Metzger prevailed by a 13-5 major decision over John Rasmussen. Brady Cardwell lost by fall to Shane Whitcomb in :51. Matt McNeill came on strong at 170 pounds to pin Reagan Toedter in :37. Dakota Luepke lost by fall to Cullen Lewis in 3:37.
Bain Laine lost by fall to C.J. Toedter in :33. Gage Wevley got pinned by Tanner Berghuis in 5:08. We dropped the 285-pounds weight slot by forfeit to Brody Maresch.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - firstname.lastname@example.org