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BOLD made quick work of the Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta Tigers during a conference boys basketball matchup on Thursday, Jan. 5 in Morris. The Warriors jumped out to a 37-27 lead at the half and cruised to a 68-63 victory over the Tigers. Mason Mages scored 18 points and hit four three-pointers including one with less than a minute to go to seal the deal against Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta. Thomas Meyer's was the game's leading-scorer. He finished with 21 points for the Warriors.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta held off a second half comeback to defeat Montevideo 65-61 in overtime Tuesday, Jan. 3 in Montevideo. RELATED: Silverstreaks edge Tiger girls , prep girls basketball , Morris/C-A athletics
The Hancock junior varsity went 2-4 to start the 2016-2017 girls basketball season. The Owls defeated Battle Lake 23-16 on Nov. 29. They were led by Lexi Staples and Morgan Kisgen, who finished the game with eight and six points, respectively. Wheaton/Herman-Norcross defeated Hancock JV 40-33 on Dec. 2. Kisgen had a team high 18 points in the game.
The Hancock girls started off the 2017 season with a win over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Tuesday, Jan. 3 in Hancock. The Owls put the game on cruise control late in the second half to win 54-40.
Coming off a strong campaign during the fall football season, a Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta senior will continue life on the field at the college level. Ryan Dietz signed with the University of Jamestown, in Jamestown, North Dakota, to play football, a NAIA Division II program. He has loved football for as long as he could remember. Dietz set his sights on playing at the college level during his sophomore year at Morris Area.
Fairmont had a record of 1-9 coming into the final game of the MBA Holiday Classic against the 0-6 Morris Benson Area Storm on Friday, Dec. 30 in Benson. The Cardinals left the Benson Civic Center with their second win under their belt as MBA fell to 0-7 with a 5-2 loss to Fairmont. Fairmont defeated Worthington 4-3 earlier in the season. Worthington is 1-8 with its lone win coming against Breckenridge / Wahpeton back on Dec. 9. The Trojans and Storm face off at 3 p.m.
Three Tigers took first and three more added third place finishes to push the Morris Area / Hancock / Chokio-Alberta Tigers to a fourth place team finish at the Benson Invitational on Friday, Dec. 30 in Benson.
Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta boys basketball team participated in the Grand8 Holiday Classic on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 27 and 28 in Perham. The four-team boys tournament included two teams that have been in the top 10 of Class A in Heritage Christian and Spring Grove, host Perham, and the Tigers. The Tigers went 0-2 in the tournament, falling to Perham and Spring Grove.
The Morris Benson Area Storm opened up the second annual MBA Holiday Classic on Wednesday, Dec. 28 in Benson. This three-day round-robin tournament features the host team in the MBA Storm, Prairie Centre, and Fairmont.
Prairie Centre scored three unanswered goals in the third period to defeat Morris Benson Area 5-1 on Thursday, Dec. 22 in Morris. It was the battle of the inevitable as both teams came into the game winless. With the win, Prairie Centre sits at 1-5 while MBA dropped to 0-5.