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Boys basketball: Mora tops B-E in Kimball Holiday Tournament title game

Brandon-Evansville takes second at the Kimball Holiday Tournament.

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Brandon-Evansville sophomore Lucas Fuller looks for his teammate, Tyler Bitzan, on the block during the Chargers' game at West Central Area on Jan. 11, 2022. Fuller had three points in B-E's loss to Mora on Dec. 17, 2022.
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The Brandon-Evansville boys basketball team earned a spot in the Kimball Tournament championship game, where it met Mora on Saturday. With a strong second half, Mora won the championship game, 71-43.

Mora led 32-22 at halftime and outscored B-E 39-21 in the second half.

“I loved how we played,” B-E head coach Trent Hintermeister said. “Mora is an excellent basketball team with multiple weapons that can beat you in many different ways. They deserved to win, but it wasn't because we played poorly. We look forward to continuing to grow as a team.”

Dezmond White led the Chargers in scoring with 17 points. Micah Fuller had 14 points and led the team in rebounds with six. Brady Perleberg and Tanner Riedel each had three assists in the game.

Gage Braidey led Mora in scoring with 18 points.

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The Chargers (1-3) host Battle Lake on Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

B-E - 22 21 - 43

Mora - 32 39 - 71

TEAM STATS -

B-E - 11/43; 3-PT - 7/24; FT - 14/21; Rebounds - 33; Assists - 11; Deflections - 3; Steals - 1; Turnovers - 19; Fouls - 15;
MORA - 30/60; 3-PT - 4/11; FT - 7/11; Rebounds -33; Assists - 23; Deflections - 8; Steals - 2; Turnovers - 8; Fouls - 21

PLAYER STATS -

B-E - Micah Fuller - 14 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 deflection, 1 steal; Riley Perleberg - 4 rebounds, 2 assists; Brady Perleberg - 2 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 deflection; Tanner Riedel - 1 point, 3 assists; Carter White - 1 rebound, 1 assist; Dezmond White - 17 points, 2 rebounds; Kian Geckle - 3 points, 5 rebounds; Nathan Anderson - 1 point, 3 rebounds; Lucas Fuller - 3 points, 3 rebounds; Stephen Hamilton - 2 points, 1 assist; Aaron Gillespie - 1 rebound, 1 assist

MORA - Cole Schwarzhuber - 2 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block; Josh Heggernes - 4 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 deflection, 2 steals; Dallas Fix - 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 deflection; Jonah Smart - 2 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 deflection, 1 steal, 1 block; Gage Braiedy - 18 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 deflections, 1 steal; Max Sampson -18 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 deflections, 3 steals; Madox Balmer - 4 points, 3 rebounds; James Oslin - 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal; Jack Lind - 2 points

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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