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Noah Kannegiesser lives just two blocks from the school, but he may spend more time on the basketball court than in his own home. The Hancock High School junior is the boys basketball team's leading scorer and he holds seven records, breaking four this year alone.
Hancock boys earned the No. 4 seed in the Section 6A-South playoffs. The Owls are slated to take on No. 5-seeded Brandon-Evansville at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 in Hancock. The Chargers are a team that the Owls are familiar with, having played them twice in the regular season. Being familiar with a team in the playoffs can be both a pro and con, said Owl head coach Cory Bedel. "It can be a pro because we have played them twice, so we know what they like to run on offense and defense and it can be a con because they know the same about us," Bedel said.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta righted its ship in the second half and then held off Yellow Medicine East's late rally to win a Section 3AA North subsection game on Saturday, March 4 in Morris. RELATED: Rally falls short against Streeters , prep boys basketball , Morris/C-A athletics
Noah Kannegiesser scored 26 points on Friday, March 3—only five fewer than all of Brandon-Evansville—as Hancock came away with a 59-31 win to close out the regular season. RELATED: Kannegiesser dishes out fourth record , prep boys basketball , Hancock athletics
The Hancock Owl girls basketball team was seeded sixth in the Section 6A-South playoffs, being matched up with No. 3-seeded Underwood for the opening round last Thursday. The Owls upset Underwood to advance to the semifinals where Hancock fell to No. 2-seeded Parkers Prairie Saturday, March 4 at UM-Morris.
New London-Spicer and Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta girls basketball teams met with a pair of lengthy win streaks for the Section 3AA-North final Thursday night but only the Wildcats were able to emerge with the streak intact as they downed the Tigers 62-50 at Southwest Minnesota State.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger boys swimming season came to a close at the Section 5A meet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25 in Bemidji. The Tigers had seven participate in the meet. RELATED: Records fall at Western Regional Championships , boys swimming , Morris/C-A athletics
The Hancock girls basketball team fell to Brandon-Evansville 66-49 last Thursday, Feb. 23 to close out the regular season 12-10 overall. No other stats were reported from this game. The Owls were 7-9 in Section 6A play and 4-4 in Pheasant Conference play. With the No. 6 seed in Section 6A-South, the Owls will travel to No. 3-seeded Underwood on Thursday, March 2.
The Hancock Owls upended Wheaton/Herman-Norcross, 80-45, Tuesday, Feb. 28 in Wheaton. The Owls got off to a hot start, leading 42-23 at the half, then cruised to victory by shooting 65 percent from the floor. The Owls got points from 11 different players in the win.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta staged a vigorous rally in the second half, but couldn't overcome a 17-point halftime deficit against Sauk Centre in a West Central Conference game on Saturday, Feb. 25 in Morris. RELATED: T-Hawks avenge early season loss , prep boys basketball , Morris/C-A athletics