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)
Bella Lien notched a game-high twenty points as the Heritage Christian Academy girls defeated Fillmore Central 44-32 in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Monday.
Sammi Bakke paced Fillmore Central (6-3) with 11 points and Kenzie Broadwater added nine.
Taylie Scott contributed nine, while Mikaela Lien and Annika Simonson each had six for HCA (7-1), which has won six in a row.
Five different players scored at least eleven points as the Heritage Christian Academy boys basketball team clobbered Fillmore Central 80-46 in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Monday.
Ben Suits led HCA (5-5) with 16 points, as C.J. Woda added 14, , Matt McKevitt had 12 and Tanner Scott and Jack Vander Top had 11 apiece.
Fillmore Central (3-9) had strong balance atop its offensive attack, with Kyle Larson, Nick Mensink and Jordan Miller all accounting for nine points.
In a game decided by twenty-five points, the difference was C.J. Woda, who scored exactly that many as the Heritage Christian Academy boys defeated Cotter 75-50 in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Monday.
Nick Erlien knocked down a trio of shots from beyond the arc in the first half en route to 13 points or HCA (4-5), which also got nine points from Jack Vander Top and eight from Jasmin Coats.
Eleven different players scored for Cotter (1-9), though only Josh Forst managed to reach double figures with 12. Hunter Andre and Jonah Spiten both finished with eight points for the Ramblers.
Annika Simonson scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Heritage Christian Academy girls basketball team past Lanesboro 67-30 in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Monday.
HCA (6-1) also got 15 points from Bella Lien and 12 from Taylie Scott in an easy victory.
Olivia Haug topped Lanesboro (4-6) once again for scoring with 10 points, after a 12-point showing against Cotter on Day 1 of the tournament against Cotter.