The 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament has come and gone, and what a tournament it was. There were instant classic nail-biting games, fantastic individual performances and the Lewiston-Altura girls basketball team ending a 30-game losing streak.
A wealth of memories, but when it comes to the All-Tournament team, these players stood out from both the boys and girls sides.
Player of the Tournament — Gach Gach (Austin): Gach’s Packers club didn’t come away with a win, but it wasn’t due to a lack of performance on the floor. Gach scored 19 points against Simley and 23 on Caledonia in two games, keeping Austin in both till the final buzzer sounded
Cullin Neeck (Lewiston-Altura): Neeck exploded for a tournament-high 28 points against Hope Lutheran to go along with six rebounds, and followed that up with 23 points against Mabel-Canton
Owen King (Caledonia): King dropped 24 points on Winona in the Warriors’ tourney opener, then had 19 against Austin
C.J. Woda (Heritage Christian Academy): Woda scored 14 against Fillmore Central, but exploded for 25 versus Cotter, earning him a spot in the starting five
Jack Stensgard (Simley): One half of the “Splash Brothers” had 16 points against Austin and then 19 against Austin in impressive back-to-back performances
Honorable mention: Andrew Fratzke (Hope Lutheran), Alex Murphy (Cochrane-Fountain City), P.J. Appicelli (Winona), Donald Ells III (Winona), Keyser Wenthold (Mabel-Canton), Tanner Scott (Heritage Christian Academy), Kyle Sorenson (Caledonia)
Player of the Tournament — Carolyn Shanahan (St. Charles): Shanahan scored a girls two-game best 39 points, including 25 against Alden-Conger to lead the Saints to a pair of victories
Bella Lien (Heritage Christian Academy): Lien went for 15 points against Lanesboro and 20 on Fillmore Central
Gabby Bowlin (Cotter): Bowlin led the Ramblers to a win with 11 points against Lanesboro, then nearly helped pull the upset win over WSHS with 23 on the Winhawks
Emelia Schindeldecker (Lewistion-Altura): Schindeldecker notched 13 points for the Cardinals in their victory over Hope Lutheran on Day 1, which snapped an overall 30-game losing streak. Schindeldecker then dropped 20 on Mabel-Canton to make it two in a row for L-A
Kerrigan Lyga (Cochrane-Fountain City): Lyga paced the Pirates with 18 points against Mabel-Canton, then had 12 against Hope Lutheran in a pair of C-FC wins
Honorable mention: Annika Simonson (Heritage Christian Academy), Emily Beeman (Lewiston-Altura), Rylee Gabel (Cochrane-Fountain City), Cori Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville), Kristin Scott (Kasson-Mantorville)
Alex Murphy and Reed Willadsen each scored fifteen points as the Cochrane-Fountain City boys basketball team built on a seventeen-point halftime advantage to defeat Hope Lutheran 79-39 at the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Saturday.
Six different players accumulated at least four rebounds for C-FC, led by Murphy’s seven. Andrew Bremer had six and Mason Baecker five, while Brad Scharlau, Lucas Gabel and Willadsen all had four. Gabel and Baecker also scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.
The lone bright spot for Hope Lutheran (1-9) was Andrew Fratzke, who followed up a 23-point, eight-rebound performance against Lewiston-Altura on Friday with 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Hayden Meinke added seven points and Hunter Reed five for the Patriots.
The Cochrane-Fountain City girls basketball team allowed just five points and held Hope Lutheran scoreless over the final twelve minutes of the first half in a 50-13 trouncing at the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Saturday.
Kerrigan Lyga, coming off of an 18-point performance on Friday, scored a game-high 12 points, while Meghan Wenger had 10 and Rylee Gabel finished with nine.
Kayla Kamrowski pulled down a game-best nine rebounds for C-FC, with Gabel right behind her with eight.
Just five players scored for Hope Lutheran (4-7), led by Alex Ludford’s five.
Kerrigan Lyga scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Cochrane-Fountain City girls basketball team to a 46-35 victory over Mabel-Canton at the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Friday.
Rylee Gabel and Karen Scharlau both added six points for C-FC, which had eight players score on the night, as opposed to five for M-C.
Payton Danielson led Mabel-Canton (4-5) with 11 points, while Hannah Nolte added eight to go along with seven rebounds and Coranda Vickerman finished with seven points. Courtney Graves also had six points and seven rebounds for the Cougars.
The Cochrane-Fountain City boys basketball team corralled 25 offensive rebounds en route to a 63-47 clobbering of Mabel-Canton at the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Friday.
Alex Murphy led the charge with 11 overall boards, followed by Jonathan Cieminski’s nine and Reed Willadsen with seven.
Cieminski also led C-FC (5-2) with 11 points while Murphy had 10, as 11 players scored at least three points for Pirates.
Wayne Ross set the pace for M-C (5-5) with 10 points, Dustin Kerns added eight and Keyser Wenthold and Donnie Lind both went for seven points, while Lind added a game-high 12 rebounds for the Cougars.