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(Aaron Saunders/Republic) Kimball/White Lake guard Jesse Taylor shoots a jumper over Mitchell Christian's Aaron Lemon and a host of other Eagle defenders in a boys' high school basketball game Thursday at Mitchell Christian School.

K/WL edges MCHS in boys' basketball action

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K/WL edges MCHS in boys' basketball action
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When Mitchell Christian's Jackson Feiner knocked down a game-tying 3-pointer with a minute left in a District 10 battle against Kimball/White Lake Thursday night, KWL coach Kamden Miller had all his timeouts and knew he could make a very long game.


But Miller did not need to prolong the contest, because on the very next possession, KWL point guard Jesse Taylor picked the pocket of MCHS point guard Keegan Larson-Shields, raced down the court and finished with a layup to put the WiLdKats on top 57-55.

Taylor finished the game with 16 points and Kimball/White Lake went on to beat Mitchell Christian 60-57 at Mitchell Christian School.

"We escaped," Miller said. "Mitchell Christian is a good team. Every time we would score or put up a big swing, they just fought right back."

The Eagles were down 31-26 at the half but clawed their way back into the game behind good defense and the hot shooting hand of Feiner, who led all scorers with 22 points.

"Our defense is really what kept us in the game," MCHS head coach Dennis Martin said. "I am really proud the way the kids hung in there. We were down, but we held it together and gave ourselves a chance to win it at the end."

Unfortunately for the Eagles, the good defense was not enough to negate its 16 turnovers.

"Turnovers always kill your team and probably cause coaches to die," Martin said. "We had a couple of bad turnovers and a couple of missed bunnies at the end. If we execute at the end, it's probably a different outcome."

Mitchell Christian (1-1) takes on Andes Central at 8 p.m. today in Lake Andes. Kimball/White Lake (2-0) faces James Valley Christian at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Kimball/White Lake 60

Mitchell Christian 57

KWL (2-0)

Russell Pick 1 0-0 3, Jesse Taylor 6 3-4 16, Trevor Reinesch 4 3-5 11, Kyle Peters 2 0-3 4, Stephen Miedema 0 0-0 0, Eathen Gaulke 4 0-2 8, Brandon Overweg 1 0-0 2, Jacob Kirsch 4 7-10 16, Nathan Brodkorb 0 0-0 0, Noah Munsen 0 0-0 0, Willie Norwood 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21 13-24 60.

MCHS (1-1)

Keegan Larson-Shields 0 2-2 2, Jackson Feiner 9 2-4 22, Aaron Lemon 5 0-0 12, 4 1-2 9, Adam Rasmussen 1 0-0 2, Chandler Nelson 3 1-2 7, Ethan Cooper 1 0-0 3, Cody Gromer 0 0-0 0, Levi Knight 0 0-0 0, Isaak Peitz 0 0-0 0.

MCHS 10 26 42 57

KWL 15 31 49 60

Halftime KWL 31-26. 3-point goals KWL 3 ( Pick 1, Taylor 1, Kirsch 1). MCHS 5 ( Feiner 2, Lemon 2, Cooper 1). Total fouls: KWL 9. MCHS18.