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MORRIS -- Lincoln Arnold had 22 points and Tyler Meichsner hit a pair of key three-pointers late to help Morris Area maintain its lead in the West Central South Conference boys basketball race by clipping Minnewaska 62-51 Tuesday.

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The Tigers (15-3) won their seventh straight and improved to 11-2 in the conference to remain one game ahead of Montevideo in the loss column. The win also avenged a 58-52 loss to the Lakers, who got a game-high 24 points from Pierce Peters Tuesday, on Jan. 8 in Glenwood.

Morris Area built up a double-digit lead in the second half before Minnewaska made a run to get within four. Meichsner answered by making back-to-back 3-pointers to keep the Tigers ahead for good. Meichsner finished with 11 points and Jackson Henrich scored 13.

Morris 62, Minnewaska 51

Minnewaska (4-8, 6-12) 21 30 -- 51

Morris (11-2, 15-3) 30 32 -- 62

MINNEWASKA - 19-40 FG (4-14 3-pt); 9-15 FT; 26 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Mike Whittemore 9, Brady Johnsrud 5, Ryan Kleven 5, Shane Bosek 6, Ben Peters 2, Pierce Peters 24 ... 3-point shots: Whittemore 3, P. Peters 1 ... Rebound leaders: P. Peters 16 ... Assist leaders: B. Peters 6 ... Steal leaders: none

MORRIS - 24-40 FG (3-6 3-pt); 11-17 FT; 29 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Cory Hennen 4, Taylor Nohl 2, Tyler Meichsner 11, Lincoln Arnold 22, Chris Scott 8, Jackson Henrich 13 ... 3-point shots: Meichsner 3 ... Rebound leaders: Henrich 8, Scott 8, Arnold 5, Nohl 5 ... Assist leaders: Scott 5 ... Steal leaders: none ... Blocks: Henrich 4.

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