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MCS outlasts MVP after wild first quarter

PLANKINTON--After a high-scoring first quarter that saw Mitchell Christian School and Mount Vernon/Plankinton combine for 58 points, the two teams settled into a defensive struggle for the remainder of the game.

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PLANKINTON-After a high-scoring first quarter that saw Mitchell Christian School and Mount Vernon/Plankinton combine for 58 points, the two teams settled into a defensive struggle for the remainder of the game.

In the end, the Golden Eagles were able to hold on for a 47-42 win over the Titans in boys basketball action on Saturday in Plankinton.

Alec Nelson had another strong all-around performance for Mitchell Christian (9-9), scoring a game-high 24 points, while also making eight steals, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out three assists. Ty Vander Pol added eight points and nine rebounds in the win.

Nolan Sampson was the lone MVP (6-12) player in double figures, scoring 14 points and grabbing five rebounds in the loss.

Mitchell Christian is back in action against Hanson today at the Corn Palace.

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The Titans play McCook Central/Montrose on Tuesday in Salem.

Mitchell Christian 47, MVP 42

Mitchell Christian (9-9): Alec Nelson 6-18 10-13 24, Ty Vander Pol 3-4 2-2 8, Luke Knutson 1-2 5-5 7, Jens Enga 2-2 0-0 4, Joey Feiner 2-10 0-2 4, Max Reynen 0-2 0-0 0, Braeden Nydham 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 14-40 17-22 47.

Mount Vernon/Plankinton (6-12): Kolby Kayser 2-6 2-2 7, Brady Andersen 3-7 0-0 6, Colton Tobin 1-2 0-0 2, Nolan Sampson 6-17 0-0 14, Rylee Deinert 2-6 0-0 6, Weston Tobin 1-2 0-0 2; Lincoln Klooz 0-0 0-0 0, Reed Russ 1-1 0-0 2, Zach Mikkonen 1-1 1-1 3. Totals 17-42 3-3 42.

MCS 25 29 36 47

MVP 23 25 29 42

3-point field goals: MCS 2-10 (Nelson 2-5, Nydham 0-1, Feiner 0-4), MVP 5-20 (Deinert 2-6, Sampson 2-9, Kayser 1-4, Tobin 0-1). Rebounds: MCS 25 (Vander Pol 9), MVP 26 (Deinert 5, Sampson 5). Assists: MCS 3 (Nelson 3), MVP 10 (Deinert 3). Turnovers: MCS 12, MVP 18. Total fouls: MCS 7, MVP 22.

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