May 2, 2013

Young Troopers see action

Young Troopers see action
Submitted by
GARY ERICKSON

The 5th and 6th grade basketball teams paid a visit to Max on the 23rd and came away with a couple wins. In the first game, the 5th graders weathered a start that looked more like hockey or soccer, back and forth but no scoring before coming away with a lopsided, 38-6 win. The 6th grade team started fast but struggled for a couple quarters before pulling away at the end for a 28-20 win, their first this season.
Lid kept on
The basket wasn't covered, at least you couldn't see a cover, but both teams struggled to score in the first quarter.  Over 5 minutes had been played before the Troopers finally broke through with a Ty Schlehr hoop.  But that didn't ignite anything that  could be described as an offensive explosion as they managed only a slim 4-0 lead after one quarter.  The Troop opened up a double digit lead at halftime before blowing the game open in the third quarter.  They coasted from there on the way to a 38-6 win.
Double trouble
Clay Bendickson and Dawson Wimer led the scoring with 12 and 14 points respectively.  But the defense was the story of this game as they did a good job moving their feet, helping when a teammate was beaten on a play, and switching on screens.
Garrison  4 13 32 38
Max 0 2 4 6
Trooper scoring: D. Wimer 14; C. Bendickson 12; Aaron Johnson 6; T. Schlehr 4; Kasey Kolden 2  FGs: 17  FTs: 0-2
Cosssacks scoring: John Diaz 3, Riley Janz 3.
Fast, furious
The 6th grade team started fast, scoring in double figures in the first quarter to take a 9 point lead.  But the Troopers struggled in the next two frames while the Cossacks kept plugging away, staying well within striking distance. In the final period, the Troop pulled away a little and finished with a 28-20 win.
 


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