Looking at another loss this past Friday night, the Garrison Troopers took a deep breath at half time and overcame a 20-point deficit early in the third quarter to pick up a key District 10 win over the Underwood Comets, 76-74. It was the highest output by the Troopers all season. The game was in Garrison and moved the team’s record to 1-2 in the district, 3-9 overall. Coach Jason Mattheis shared that lackluster play in the first two quarters was the paramount topic at intermission.
The McLean County Girls basketball tournament took place over the weekend as teams and fans gathered in Underwood for basketball action and the best popcorn in all of high-school sports. Although it was a bumpy ride at times, the Washburn Cardinals triumphed over the Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky Trojans in the Championship game on Saturday.
Chalk one up in the win column for the Garrison Troopers boys basketball team. The Troopers outlasted Center-Stanton Monday night, defeating the Wildcats 51-45. It was the team’s second win of the season. The Troopers featured a balanced scoring attack. Three players were near or above the 10-point plateau. Kyle Schlehr led the Troop with 13, Andrew Haugen added 10, and Ian MacDonald, the team’s regular scoring leader, chipped in with 9.