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MVP boys beat Golden Eagles

Deric Denning scored 23 points and nine rebounds to help the Mount Vernon/Plankinton boys’ basketball team beat Mitchell Christian 57-31 Tuesday at Mitchell Christian School.

Cody Renken chipped in with 13 points and four rebounds. The Titans were 20-of-51 from the field and 8-of-13 from the field. MVP (9-5) also made nine threes on the night, including seven in the second half.

“We knew coming in that they had some really good three-point shooters,” MCS boys’ basketball coach Dennis Martin said. “Our kids played hard, but in the fourth quarter we just couldn’t bring it and had a let down.”

The Titan defense defense also held the Mitchell Christian (4-9) offense in check. No players scored in double figures for the Golden Eagles. Austin Bormann had a team-high nine points for MCS, while Chandler Nelson had eight points. Ethan Cooper added six points and eight rebounds. MCS was 14-of-33 from the field and 1-of-5 from behind the arc.

MVP hosts Dell Rapids Tuesday in Mount Vernon, while the Golden Eagles play Menno Thursday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

Mount Vernon/Plankinton 57

Mitchell Christian 31

MVP (9-5)

Cote Hinker 2 1-1 6; Nick Lawson 1 0-0 2; Cody Renken 5 0-0 13; Tate Deinert 7 5-6 23; Phillip Miller 0 0-0 0; Hayden Schmidt 0-1 1-2 1; Devin Rihanek 0-1 0-0 0; Bobby Beach-Pattison 2 0-1 4; Cole Sonne 0 0-0 0; Chase Mayer 1-2 0-0 2; Marcus Anderson 0-1 1-2 1; team totals: 20-51 8-13 57.

MCS (4-9)

Austin Bormann 4 0-0 9; Ethan Cooper 3 0-0 6; Craig VanZee 1 0-0 2; Wes Vander Pol 3 0-1 6; Chandler Nelson 3 2-2 8; Riley Shields 0 0-0 0; team totals: 14-33 2-3 31.

MVP 11 23 38 57

MCS 8 18 29 31

3-point goals: MVP 9 (Denning 4, Renken 3, Deinert, Hinker), MCS 1 (Bormann); Rebounds: MVP 31 (Denning 9), MCS 24 (Cooper 8); Assists: MVP 13 (Denning 5, Deinert 5), MCS 2 (Bormann); Steals: MVP 5 (Deinert 2); MCS None; Turnovers: MVP 10, MCS 20; Team fouls: MVP 12, MCS 13; Foul outs: None; Team fouls: None.

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