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)
Cullin Neeck and Peyton Schumacher both scored twenty-three points as the Lewiston-Altura boys basketball team more than doubled up Mabel-Canton 90-43 in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Saturday.
Schumacher nailed seven 3-pointers with Neeck not far behind with four as two of five players who scored in double figures for L-A (5-7). Collin Ellinghuysen, Brady Lange and Bradley Miller also scored in double figures with 10 each.
The Cardinals outrebounded Mabel-Canton (5-6) 41-18, with four players who finished with at least five rebounds, led by Neeck with 10, Lange had nine and both Miller and John Heim finished with exactly five.
Ellinghuysen, Lange and Miller all came off the bench and combined for 30 points and 18 boards.
Keyser Wenthold led the Cougars with 11 points.
Neeck combined for 51 points and 16 rebounds in two games at the Warrior Club Tournament.
After losing ending an overall thirty-game losing streak on Friday, the Lewiston-Altura girls made it two in a row with a 72-53 win over Mabel-Canton at the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Saturday.
L-A (2-7) led 35-27 at the half, but scored 17 of the first 20 points in the second to pull away.
Emily Beeman led all scorers with 21 points, while Emelia Schindeldecker had 20 and Blair Schilling finished with 13.
Courtney Graves led Mabel-Canton (4-6) with 16 points and Coranda Vickerman added 15.
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.