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The Hancock girls basketball team dropped two games to strong opponents over the last week. The Owls struggled against conference foe Ortonville last Friday, Feb. 3, then dropped a non-conference road game to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta took an eight-point lead into halftime en route to a 50-44 win over Montevideo Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Morris. The Thunderhawks outscored the Tigers by two in second half to fall short of their 11th win of the season. Morris/C-A is now 10-9 on the season with a 6-4 West Central Conference record.
The Hancock Owls earned their 11th win in comeback fashion over Brandon-Evansville on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Hancock. Trailing 27-18 at the half, the Owls came out hot in the second half, outscoring the Chargers 37-21 to come back and win 55-48.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger boys basketball team went 1-1 in conference action recently. The Tigers closed out last week with a win at Sauk Centre on Friday, Feb. 3, then started this week hosting, and falling to, a strong Melrose unit that's undefeated in conference play.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta kept things close in the first half, but Sauk Centre ran away with things in the second half to move to 17-1 on the season. The Tigers, who dropped their fifth straight game, trailed by four at 28-24 at the half, but the Mainstreeters came out guns-blazing to win 69-50.
The Morris Area / Hancock / Chokio-Alberta Tiger wrestling team closed out the dual season with a win over Border West on Thursday, Feb. 2 in Morris. Of the eight wins, the Tigers took four by pin: Dalton Rose at 113, Jared Rohloff at 138, Matt McNeill at 182, and Gage Wevley at 285.
Morris Benson Area netted three second period goals to take down Worthington Saturday, Feb. 4. It was the Storm’s second win over the Trojans this season, the previous one being a 5-2 final on Jan. 7 in Benson.
There was a lot of concern in the air that this was going to be the first winless season in almost a decade for the Morris Benson Area varsity boys hockey team. The Storm put that concern to rest with a 3-0 victory at Worthington on Saturday, Feb. 4. “It was a needed win, just for the guys,” head coach Jeremiah Day told the Worthington Globe after the game. “They’ve kept great attitudes all year, even knowing it was going to be a tough season. But to get that one is big for them.”
The Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta Tigers gymnastics team closed out the regular season against Big Stone Lake Area on Thursday. Feb. 2 at Ortonville. The Tigers came home with two victories, a 105.75-71.25 JV win and a 122.3-109.475 varsity win.
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