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MCS boys pull away in fourth quarter

HURON--Joey Feiner stepped up for the Mitchell Christian boys basketball team on Tuesday as it topped James Valley Christian 52-46. "They played with a lot of good intensity," Mitchell Christian coach Jesse Tolsma said. "A lot of guys stepped up ...

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HURON-Joey Feiner stepped up for the Mitchell Christian boys basketball team on Tuesday as it topped James Valley Christian 52-46.

"They played with a lot of good intensity," Mitchell Christian coach Jesse Tolsma said. "A lot of guys stepped up and played well as a team, and that's what it takes to win on the road."

He poured in a team-high 22 points, helping the Golden Eagles break open a 34-all tie heading into the fourth quarter, as Mitchell Christian (8-7) outscored JVC 18-12 in the fourth.

In the first half, the Golden Eagles relied on strong defense. They took a 28-19 lead into the break as it held the Vikings (9-8) to just six second-quarter points. Luke Knutson and Ty Vander Pol both recorded five steals as Mitchell Christian finished with 16 as a team.

Alec Nelson also added 16 points, while Vander Pol grabbed a team-high nine boards in the win.

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Mitchell Christian 52, James Valley Christian 46

Mitchell Christian (8-7): Joey Feiner 7-15 6-12 22, Alec Nelson 3-10 1-4 16, Luke Knutson 3-4 0-0 7, Braeden Nydam 1-1 1-1 3, Jens Enga 1-1 0-0 2. Ty Vander Pol 1-9 0-1 2, Max Reynen 0-2 0-0 0. Team totals: 16-42 8-20 52.

James Valley Christian (9-8): Josh Wieting 7 0-0 17, Braden Held 4 2-2 13, Colton Schweigert 3 0-2 6, Darrian Hood 1 0-0 2, Derek Thompson 3 0-0 6, Zach Kleinsasser 0 0-2 0, Zach Hofer 0 0-0 0, Elijah Hamilton 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 2-5 46.

MCS 14 28 34 52

JVC 13 19 34 46

3-pointers: MCS 8 (Feiner 6, Nelson 1, Nydam 1). Rebounds: MCS 25 (Vander Pol 9). Assists: MCS 5 (Vander Pol 3). Blocked shots: MCS 3 (Vander Pol 3). Steals: MCS 16 (Knutson 5). Turnovers: MCS 10. Total fouls: MCS 6.

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