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Boys' basketball: Lakers hold off Tigers, top Melrose

It was a close one, but the Minnewaska Laker boys kept their season record unblemished with a 59-57 victory over Morris/Chokio-Alberta Tuesday night in West Central South Conference basketball action.

Berg, Nielsen
Lori Mork, Echo Press Trenton Berg (left) and Mike Nielsen (right) double teamed a Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta player during Tuesday night's West Central South Conference basketball game at Minnewaska. The Lakers came away with a hard-fought 59-57 win over the Tigers.

It was a close one, but the Minnewaska Laker boys kept their season record unblemished with a 59-57 victory over Morris/Chokio-Alberta Tuesday night in West Central South Conference basketball action.

The Lakers held the lead with six seconds remaining, but turned the ball over to the Tigers, who got off a last second shot that missed its mark.

Minnewaska held a 26-24 halftime lead, but the Tigers came right back in the second half as both teams never strayed more than a few points from each other.

Laker Shane Bosek led all scorers with 28 points, while teammate Brady Johnsrud added 10. Bosek also had seven rebounds and three blockeds shots.

For the Tigers, Cole Riley notched 19, while Alex Erickson contributed 14.

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GAME SCORECARD

MORRIS/CA 24 33 -- 57

MINNEWASKA 26 33 59

MINNEWASKA - Brady Johnsrud 10, Blake Johnsrud 6, Shane Bosek 28, Andrew Ostrander 5, Trenton Berg 4, Michael Nielsen 2, Austin Giese 4. Field goals 22-48, 3-10 3-pt (Bl. Johnsrud 1, Bosek 2), Free throws 12-19, Rebounds 21 (Bosek 7), Fouls 20, Assists 9 (Br. Johnsrud 3), Steals 8 (Bl. Johnsrud 2), Blocked shots 3 - (Bosek 3).

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Field goals 16-56, 3-pt 1-4, Free throws 22-28, Rebounds 29, Fouls 20 fouls.

Minnewaska 69, Melrose 64

It took a bit more work, but Minnewaska made it two wins in a row as they edged out Melrose Friday night 69-64, one night after stopping Osakis.

The Lakers held a 10-point halftime lead, but saw the Dutchmen whittle away at their lead, thanks to Scottie Stone scoring 14 of his 22 points in that stanza. Stone led all players in scoring.

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The Lakers were led by Shane Bosek's 21 points as he earned nine of those points from the free throw line.

Brady Johnsrud added 17 and Blake Johnsrud 11.

Minnewaska outrebounded Melrose by two, 32-30 as Bosek pulled down 11 for a double-double night.

GAME STATISTICS

MINNEWASKA 37 32 -- 69

MELROSE 27 37 -- 64

MINNEWASKA - Brady Johnsrud 17, Blake Johnsrud 11, Shane Bosek 21, Andrew Ostrander 6, Trenton Berg 7, Eric Elbe 2, Michael Nielsen 2, Austin Giese 3. Field goals - 24-55, 3-pt 6-13 (Br. Johnsrud 3, Bl. Johnsrud 2, Giese 1), Free throws 15-18, Assists 15 (Br. Johnsrud 8), Rebounds 32 (Bosek 11), Steals 6 (Berg 3), Fouls 17.

MELROSE - Field goals 21-56, 3-pt 7-12, Rebounds 30.

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