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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Page 9 By Derrick Jenniges, coach The WWG Boys Basketball team improved to 16-2 (8-2 Red Rock Conference) with a trio of wins on their home floor last week. The wins stretched the Chargers winning streak to 13, the second longest streak in Class A boys basketball. This week the Chargers will be at Ellsworth on Tuesday and home versus a hot Murray County Central team on Friday night. HBC 34 65 WWG 30 77 Tuesday evening the Chargers hosted Hills Beaver Creek in a game that was rescheduled from the previous week. The Chargers got on the board first with a Kyle Kuehl three pointer. Kuehl's shot was the fourth of the possession for the Chargers as they collected three offensive rebounds to start the game. Minutes later, a pair of Tyson Elzenga jumpers gave WWG a 12-6 lead and forced a HBC timeout. Fast break layups for ting the Charger lead to just three at 43-40. Anthony Ross connected on a three pointer to make the score 46-40 and min- utes later Elzenga knocked down his second triple of the game to give the Chargers a double digit advantage. Eight freebies from Kuehl and Ross down the stretch helped WWG hold on for a 64-53 victory. Ross had his fifth straight double double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Kuehl added 14 points, while Deprez 10, Freeburg 6, Quade 6, Elzenga 6, and Bunting 4 finished offthe scoring for the Chargers. WWG Charger Anthony Ross went in for a quick layup against Hills Beaver Creek last Tuesday night. Kuehl and Matt Deprez gave WWG a 23-13 lead at the 7:00 mark. Cole Bunting knocked down a mid range jump shot at the 5:07 mark and once again WWG led by ten at 27-17. A flurry of HBC three pointers capped off a 14-0 rnn for the Patriots and HBC had a 31-27 lead. Trailing at halftime for only the third time this season, the Chargers stormed out of the intermission and used a 7-1 run to retake the lead at 37-35. After some back and forth action, a three for Elzenga extended WWG Charger Kyle Kuehl went in for a layup against the Patriots last week. WWG lead to 52-45. Anthony Ross and Elzenga connected on another pair of shots from downtown and the WWG lead was 58-47. Bunting scored on a pair of inbounds plays, both assisted by Andrew Quade, and the Chargers held a 68-57 lead with 3:28 remaining. Eight straight charity shots from Ross and Quade kept the Patriots from closing the gap and the Chargers were able to take the 77-65 victory. Five Chargers scored in double figures, with Ross leading the way at 17 points (all in the second half). Quade 13, Bunting 13, Elzenga 13, and Kuehl 12 also scored in double figures. Parker Freeburg 5 and Deprez 4 finished off the WWG scoring. Quade tied a season high with 10 assists, while Ross (13 rebounds) assisted on 9 scoring plays. The Chargers outrebounded the Patriots 42-24. Adrian 23 53 WWG 31 64 Thursday night the Chargers hosted a very lengthy and ath- letic Adrian Dragon squad. Adrian jumped out to a quick 13-6 lead, but the Chargers battled back and used a pair of long threes from Elzenga and Quade to stay within striking distance. After a change on the defensive end, the Chargers were able to hold the Dragons scoreless for the final four minutes of the first half and took a 31-23 lead into halftime. The second started the way the first half finished, as WWG once again held Adrian scoreless for four minutes, while stretching the lead to 39-23. The Dragons did not go away and put together a 17-4 rtm, cut- WWG Charger Tyson Elzenga put up a shot against the Patriots last week. MCW 26 54 WWG 31 68 Friday night the Chargers took on the challenge of playing three games in four days by hosting a new opponent in Martin County West. It was a back forth first half as the Chargers were looking to fred their legs, while adjusting the pace of the visit- ing Mavericks. WWG used a pair of three pointers each for Quade and Ross to lead 31-26 at the break. MCW would start the second half on an 8-1 run and led the Chargers 34-33 with 14:00 to go in the game. With about 12:00 remaining the Chargers were able to find a little gas left in the tank and would lead by as many as 17 in the final minute of the game. Ross scored 25 points to lead the offense, while Quade and Elzenga dumped in 11 apiece. Bunting 7, Deprez 4, Freeburg 4, Kuehl 4, and Matt Kleven 2 also scored for the Chargers. For the 4th game in a row the Chargers were able to make free throws in the games final minutes to keep their opponent out of reach, finish- ing the game 11-16 (10-14 in second half). Cha ers dro last By Adam Kletscher, scoring options for the against the very lanky and rebonds, 2 steals. Camryn half. Then with about six late in the second half. coach Patriots. The Chargersathletic Patriots, but just Bunting 4 rebounds, 1 steal, minutes remaining in the Emma Woelber was on were within striking distance couldn't make up lost first half they ran into foul fire and hit seven three HBC 73 for the entire first half only ground. Edgerton 72 trouble. The Dutchmen pointers in the contest fin- "WWG 47 trailing by five points for a The Chargers had a well WWG 48 took advantage of Charger ishing with 23 points, 5 The Chargers hosted the majority of it. Just before balanced scoringattackwith posts Avoree Bakken andassists and 4 rebounds. Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots halftime HBC got two quick Emma Woelber leading the On Friday, the Chargers Camryn Bunting on the Lina Vue 9 points, 3 at home on Tuesday in a three pointers to fall, extend- way with 14 points, 5 made the trip to Edgerton to bench. They pounded therebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist. boy/girl double-header, ing their lead 38-27 at the rebounds and 4 assists, take on the Flying Dutchmen. ball insideandtooka34-24 Grace Woelber 5 points, 3 The Chargers got off to a break. The second half was Avoree Bakken 11 points, 5 The Chargers once again got halflime lead. In the second rebounds, 2 assists. Avoree good start and played one of a little more challenging for rebounds. Grace Woelber off to a nice start in the first half, foul troubles continued Bakken 4 points, 8 rebounds, their best halves of the sea- the Chargers. HBC found I0 points, 3 rebounds, 3 half. The Chargers trailed to plague the Chargers. Just 1 steal. Theresa Merrick 4 son. The girls moved the their rhythin on offense and assists, 2 steals. Lina Vue 8 8'5 early in the half and then as WWG would get some points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal. ball well and got some nice made looks a little harder to points, 3 assists, 2 steals, took the lead behind some momentmn going, foul trou- Camryn Bunting 3 points, 7 shots to fall. WWG played come by for the Charger Allie Vande Kiefl 2 points, nice shooting. The Chargers ble would slow them down. rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist. great defense and took away offense. The girls never Madison Dennistoun 2 held onto a four-point lead The Dutchmen extended Kate Jorgenson 2 rebounds. gave up and kept fighting points. Theresa Merrick 3 for agoodportion of the first their lead and pulled away ,I WWG Charger Lena Vue puts up a shot against Hills Beaver Creek last Tuesday. WWG Charger Avoree Bakken put up a shot against the Patriots last week. WWG Charger Emma Woelber dribbled into the lane against Hills Beaver Creek last Tuesday night. Steve Fields Minnesota Attorney INJURED AT WORK? DISABILITY DENIED? 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