Friday night, Feb. 22, at the Howard Lake-W-W Lakers court was like the second coming of the showdown at O.K. Corral. Conference rivals Eden Valley-Watkins Lady Eagles and HL-W-W Lady Lakers met in a shoot-out for all the marbles, and the EV-W girls survived in an overtime thriller, 45-43. A rarity this year, the Lady Eagles were down five at the half, but tenacious defense and a lot of heart sealed the sweet-sixteenth straight victory for the EV-W bunch.
Congratulations to “Team 2008,” winning the 2013 EV-W Alumni Basketball Tournament this past weekend. The championship game score was 61-50 with the Teachers’ team taking second place. Pictured are, left to right, Kyle Crozon, Kiel Tschumperlin, Troy Hesse, Steve Ruhland, Preston Sommerfeld, and
Brandon Stenger. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
The Kimball Cubs hosted the #2 state-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars last Thursday night, Feb. 14. Kimball jumped out to an early 7-2 lead. The Jaguars answered with a 22-4 run of their own. B-B-E went into the half leading by a 36-19 score.
In the second half the Jaguars increased their lead at one point to 32 points. The Cubs cut into the lead, but could not get close enough to challenge B-B-E in the end. Kimball fell by a score of 75-49. Jarred Merchant led the Cubs in scoring with 19 points. Austin Roerick hauled in five rebounds. Cameron Hunt led the team with four assists. The Cub’s record now stands at 10-10 on the season and 4-6 in conference play.
CMC Player of the Week is Courtney Dilley of Eden Valley-Watkins High School. She is a senior whose position is center for the girls’ basketball team.
The EV-W Lady Eagles smothered Holdingford Friday night, Feb. 15, 65-38, in their final regular season home game. The victory extends the winning streak to 14, as tournament play looms ever nearer. Taking a commanding 20-point halftime lead into the locker room, the Lady Eagles came out the second half still sizzling, and cruised to the win. Eden Valley-Watkins’ conference record stands at 13-0, and their overall mark jumps to 18-4. The Lady Eagles received scoring from many contributors: Missy Kummet, 12; Courtney Dilley, 11; Dani Nelson, 9; Greta Stommes, 9; Holly Schumacher, 8; Maria Holdvogt, 6; Brook Stang, 5; Bella Cromwell, 3; Mikayla Kummet, 2.
The Lady Eagles travel to Watertown-Mayer Tuesday, Feb. 19, and visit Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Friday, Feb. 22, to close out the regular schedule.