Cotter Ramblers

Day 1: Cotter girls use pressure defense to rout Lanesboro

The game was tied at ten early on, but the Cotter girls basketball team used a 27-6 to propel themselves to a 21-point halftime lead as they trounced Lanesboro 64-27 in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Friday.

The Ramblers played a suffocating, pressure defense all night, which created turnovers and easy offensive opportunities, which they capitalized on throughout the game. Ten different players scored for Cotter (3-5), four in double figures, led by Kirsten Weifenbach with 12, Gabby Bowlin had 11, and Leah Koll and Beth Parlin each finished with 10.

Cotter only allowed five players to score for Lanesboro (4-5), and only 15 total points to anyone not named Oliva Haug, who accounted for 12 points and six rebounds on the night.

Mikala Nelton paced the Ramblers on the boards with five, followed closely by Kaylin Zukowski and Parlin with four apiece.

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C-FC Pirates logo

Day 1: Lyga pushes C-FC girls past Mabel-Canton

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.

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C-FC Pirates logo

Day 1: Pirates boys cruise past 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.

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Lewiston-Altura Cardinals

Day 1: Neeck leads L-A boys past Hope

Cullin Neeck scored a Day 1 high 28 points as the Lewiston-Altura boys basketball team doused Hope Lutheran 74-40 in the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Friday.

Neeck scored 12 fewer points than the Hope Lutheran team and added six rebounds for good measure.

Eleven different players scored for L-A (4-7). Logan Knutson and Peyton Schumacher both accounted for nine and Bradley Miller, a member of the Patriots team a year ago, finished with eight and five rebounds for the Cardinals.

The game was not only a showcase for Neeck, as Hope Lutheran’s Andrew Fratzke putting on an impressive display, himself. The senior led Hope (1-8) with 23 points and eight rebounds, while only Hunter Zenk managed as many as five for the Patriots.

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Lewiston-Altura Cardinals

Day 1: Lewiston-Altura girls pick up first win of season

Three players scored in double figures as the Lewiston-Altura girls basketball team snapped an overall thirty-game losing streak and picked up its first win of the season, 54-33 over Hope Lutheran in the first game of the 29th Annual Lewiston Auto Warrior Club Tournament at McCown Gymnasium on Friday.

Emelia Schindeldecker led the way for L-A (1-7) with 13 points (11 in the first half), followed by Emily Beeman and Blair Schilling who both scored 10.

The Cardinals held a commanding 34-18 lead at the half and never looked back.

Megan Tews paced Hope Lutheran (4-6) with 12 points, while Alex Ludford and Olivia Klug both finished with five.

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