Cagers split games
The Aggies tangled handed Sawyer a 61-31 drubbing on Feb. 9 before losing a 45-52 battle to Our Redeemer’s later in the week.
“I thought we had a great effort and did a great job capitalizing on Sawyer’s miscues,” said Velva Coach Matt Weidler of the Sawyer game. “That’s something we haven’t done well all year.”
Michael Wiest drove the Aggie offense with 22 points, including 2 three-pointers. Jon Mack and Zach Podoll drained 14 points each, and Josh Sandy put away 2 three-pointers. Taylor O’Shea had 5 points, including a three-pointer.
Despite the loss to Our Redeemer’s last Thursday, Weidler was fairly pleased with his team’s performance.
“We got off to a fast start and played with a lot of intensity,” he said. “We ran out of gas in the fourth quarter. But I was very proud of how hard the boys worked. If we get an effort like that, we will see success down the road at the district tournament.”
Mack and Podoll paced the Aggies scoring with 12 points each, followed by Sandy with 10. Wiest put away 6 points and O’Shea added 5.