Tricounty News

EV-W basketball boys rout the Rockets

The Eden Valley-Watkins boys’ basketball team hosted Rockford Thursday, Jan. 23, and cruised to a 65-52 Central Minnesota Conference win. Junior guard Bret Mattice led the onslaught with 27 points and teammate Jared Streit posted 15 points and 19 rebounds for the Eagles, who now stand at 4-4 in the conference and 10-6 overall. EV-W built a 16-point halftime advantage and never looked back. “We came out with a lot of energy last night. We were led by Bret Mattice’s 27 points and Jared Steit’s 14 points, 19 rebounds. Our goal was to slow the pace of the game down to keep them from running, and we did just that to win the game,” said a pleased EV-W coach Adam Langer. Team scoring: Bret Mattice, 27; Jared Streit, 15; Alex Nesenson, 12; Austin Schlangen, 6; Jacob Streit, 3; Reese Jansen, 2.