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KAHS boys' basketball results

Cubs fall to Lakers

The Kimball Cubs traveled to Howard Lake last Tuesday,

March 1, to take on the Lakers. The game had to be moved to the old high school because of a power outage at the new school. Both teams started out slowly in a defensive battle. Eventually, the Lakers found their shooting touch and jumped ahead by 14. The Cubs made a late rally to cut the margin to nine at the half (32-23).

The Cubs continued to struggle in the second half, as the Lakers shot the ball extremely well. For the game, the Lakers shot 61 percent (25/41) from the field, compared to the Cubs 25 percent (13/52). Kimball ended up on the losing end of a 71-43 game.

Dillon Menson was the top scorer for the Cubs with fourteen points. Neil Helgeson and Menson each had six rebounds. Helgeson also added four assists and three steals.

Rally comes up short in loss to Irish

The Maple Lake Irish hosted the Cubs last Friday evening, March 4, for the last game of the regular season for both clubs. Kimball jumped out to an early 7-4 lead only to see the Irish battle back and regain the lead. The lead exchanged hands a few more times in the first half. A three-point basket from just inside of half court gave the Irish a one-point lead at intermission.

The second half picked up where the first had ended. Both teams remained close throughout much of the second half. Maple Lake saw their lead grow to nine late in the game. The Cubs rallied, but came up a little short in a 68-62 loss to the Irish. Dillon Menson led four Cubs in double figures with 15 points. Neil Helgeson and Seke Snead had 12, and Aaron Laabs added 10. Snead and Menson each hauled down five rebounds. Helgeson dished out five assists and had four steals. Cameron Hunt added four steals.

The Cubs finished the regular season with a record of 13 wins and 11 losses. They also had a 6-8 record in the Central Minnesota Conference. Kimball will play host to Legacy Christian Academy of Andover in the first round of Section 5AA tournament play at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10.