MCS boys fall to Iroquois/Doland


The Mitchell Christian boys basketball team struggled to score in the second half, falling to Iroquois/Doland, 62-44, in its season opener on Friday.

The Golden Eagles only trailed 15-13 after the first quarter and 29-28 at halftime, but managed just 16 points after the break. They were held to 38.2 percent shooting and 2-for-16 3-point shooting.

“For our first game, you could tell there was rust,” Mitchell Christian coach Jesse Tolsma said. “We had a lot of mental lapses, which led to some easy baskets. The fourth quarter was a little difficult on us. We looked a little tired and missed a couple of rotations, which led to some easy baskets.”

While Mitchell Christian’s offense stalled, I/Q added 14 points in the third quarter and 19 in the fourth to pull away. Keistan Dubro dropped 30 points and Reilyn Zavesky added 13 points in the win.

“We struggled putting the ball in the hoop,” Tolsma said. “The game’s always a little bit harder when you’re not seeing it go through.”


Ty Vander Pol nearly had a double-double with 15 points and eight rebounds for Mitchell Christian. Nathanael Anderberg added 10 points, while Max Reynen finished with seven rebounds.

Mitchell Christian (0-1) hosts Dell Rapids St. Mary on Tuesday.

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