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Lakers knock off Hillcrest boys

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Lakers knock off Hillcrest boys
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

The Minnewaska boys held off a good Hillcrest Lutheran Academy team in a 65-63 game on Thursday night.

The Lakers got three players in double figures with Matt McIver leading the way with 19 points, five steals, two rebounds and two assists. Riley Thompson and Jayden Beecher added 13 points each.

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Minnewaska is the fifth seed in the 6AA South tournament. The Lakers are scheduled to open the playoffs tomorrow night, Thursday, at Paynesville in a 7 p.m. tip.

GAME STATISTICS

MINNEWASKA 29 36 – 65

HILLCREST 32 31 – 63

MINNEWASKA TOTALS – FG – 24-55; FT – 11-18; Three-point FG – 6-16; Rebounds – 28; Assists – 14; Steals – 13

MINNEWASKA – Thompson – 13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal; McIver – 21 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals; Austin Ostrander – 8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists; Matt Paulson – 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals; Austin VerSteeg – 8 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals; Beecher – 13 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists; Thorin Erickson – 1 rebound, 1 steal; Alex Elwood – 1 rebound

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