Boys' basketball: West Central Area falls to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
Ice cold from the field, the West Central Area boys were able to score just 11 points in the first half as they fell to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 44-35 Thursday night.
The Knights scored just 11 points in the first half as they shot only 31 percent for the game, hitting 11 of 35 attempts.
“Long Prairie plays a very different style of basketball,” said head coach Kraig Hunter. “They stall from the opening tip and try to beat you off the dribble once they get you spread out.
“They hit a bunch of kick out threes early and we were not attacking the basket on our end, leading to poor shooting for us. Therefore, we fell behind by double digits in the first half. In the second half, we played much better and got as close as 33-40, but ran out of time.”
Dakotah Kashmark and Jay Zimmerman each hit double figures for the Knights with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Both players also had six rebounds, with Kashmark adding three assists. Drew Peterson, who had just two points, had five rebounds, three assists and four steals.
LONG PRAIRIE-GE 44,
WEST CENTRAL AREA 35
WCA 11 24 — 35
LONG PRAIRIE-GE 24 20 — 44
WEST CENTRAL AREA – Dakotah Kashmark 11, Jay Zimmerman 10, Drew Peterson 2, Austin Redepenning 6, Andrew Lindor 3, Austin Hennen 2, Brady Combs 1. Field goals 11-35, 3-pt 5-17, Free throws 6-15, Turnovers 17, Rebounds 29 (Kashmark 6, Zimmerman 6), Assists (Kashmark 3, Peterson 3), Steals (Peterson 4).
LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE – Cody Sprenger 16, Billy Liebsch 9, Tavis Bergman 8, Dylan Warner 6, Tommy Geisenhoff 4, Jacobs Lind 1. Field goals 16-42, 3-pt 6-18, Free throws 6-12, Turnovers 11, Rebounds 24.