CORSICA -- Corsica-Stickney rolled past the Mitchell Christian boys basketball team, 87-42, on Tuesday.

The Jaguars extended an 18-13 first-quarter lead to 42-21 by halftime, as they scored 24 points in the second frame. Corsica-Stickney topped 20 points in each of the last three quarters.

“We were a little short-handed with some injuries and illnesses, but was really proud with how the kids competed,” MCS coach Jesse Tolsma said. “We’re working on becoming a really good defensive team. Could’ve been a little stronger on that end, but I thought we came out and competed.”

Corsica-Stickney’s size and physicality caused problems for the Golden Eagles. Trever Burke paced the Jaguars with 27 points and five assists in the win. Brendan Wentland added 20 points and five assists, while Jaylen Kemp dished out 13 points and five assists.

“They’re a physical team,” Tolsma said. “On the offensive end, they were able to get a couple of easy ones either from the high post or a kick-out.”

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Aiden Lieber scored a team-high 12 points for Mitchell Christian. Max Reynen added 11 points and five rebounds, while Nathanael Anderberg scored 10 points.

Corsica-Stickney (3-4) plays Kimball/White Lake on Kimball. Mitchell Christian (2-6) plays Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Thursday in New Holland.



Corsica-Stickney 87, Mitchell Christian 42

Mitchell Christian (2-6): Aiden Lieber 4-11 2-2 12, Max Reynen 2-5 6-10 11, Nathanael Anderberg 3-13 2-4 10, Nahum Anderberg 2-8 1-4 5, Regan Nydam 0-0 2-4 2, Anders Enga 1-1 0-0 2. Team totals: 12-38 13-24 42.

Corsica-Stickney (3-4): Trever Burke 27, Brendan Wentland 20, Jaylen Kemp 13, Hayden Plamp 5, Caleb Krogstad 6, Adam Joachim 2, Taven Burke 5, Cole Feenstra 10. Team totals: 87.

MCS 13 21 31 42

CS 18 42 65 87