The Tigers won their seventh straight game 62-51, avenging a previous loss to Minnewaska Area, Tuesday in West Central Conference South boys' basketball action at Morris Area. The Tigers maintain their lead and improve to 11-2 in the conference.
"It was a critical win for us," said coach Mark Torgerson. "Minnewaska always plays their best against us.
"At crunch time, it's nice to see the boys play so well," he said. "We made the free-throws down the stretch."
The Tigers led 30-21 at halftime and built a double-digit lead before the Lakers made a run to get within four. Tyler Meichsner answered with back-to-back three pointers to keep the Tigers ahead.
Meichsner finished with 11 points, including all three of the Tigers' three-point baskets.
"Our shooting percentage was remarkable," said Torgerson.
The Tigers were shooting 60 percent (24-40) from the field. At the free-throw line the Tigers were 11-of-17.
The Lakers shot at 47.5 percent (19-40) and were 9-of-15 at the line.
Lincoln Arnold had 22 points to lead the Tigers.
Jackson Henrich added 13 points.
Also scoring for the Tigers were Chris Scott with eight, Cory Hennen with four, and Taylor Nohl with two.
Scott and Henrich each grabbed eight rebounds. Arnold and Nohl picked off five apiece.
"Those rebounds were just as important as points," added Torgerson.
Scott dished out five assists and Arnold was credited with four.
Henrich also recorded a team-high four blocks.