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Overtime effort helps Kimball/White Lake edge Mitchell Christian boys

KWL improves to 2-0, while Golden Eagles fall to 0-2 despite solid effort

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WHITE LAKE — In the boys contest between the two schools, Kimball/White Lake rallied late for a home victory Thursday night to knock off Mitchell Christian 49-43 in overtime.

Mitchell Christian led the game 28-25 going to the fourth quarter, but a 13-10 fourth-quarter helped KWL even the game at 38 at the end of regulation, and KWL then won the final sprint in the extra session 11-5.

“It was a competitive, physical game tonight,” Mitchell Christian coach Jesse Tolsma said. “Both teams played well on the defensive end of the floor. Our team is heading in the right direction but we need to continue to find ways to make winning plays down the stretch.”

Porter Miller had 12 points, all on 3-pointers, to pace KWL, which had eight made 3-pointers. Jaxon Christensen had 11 points and Ryder Michaelek had 10 points for the Wildkats.

Micah Frey scored 15 points for the Golden Eagles to lead the way. Nahum Anderberg had nine points, with seven from Aiden Lieber and Joseph Tegethoff had six points. Mitchell Christian, which led 23-17 at halftime, made just 11 field goals for the game but five of them were 3-pointers.

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Neither team burned up the nets from the free-throw line, with KWL shooting 9-for-22 and Mitchell Christian finishing with a mark of 16-for-30.

Kimball/White Lake (2-0) takes on Hanson on Dec. 20 at the Corn Palace. Mitchell Christian (0-2) heads to Wessington Springs on Dec. 18

KWL girls take down Mitchell Christian

WHITE LAKE — A solid second half carried the Kimball/White Lake girls basketball team to its first win of the season in a victory over Mitchell Christian on Thursday night by a score of 61-33.

Ryann Nielsen set the tone for the Wildkats, scoring 27 points, posting eight rebounds and four steals. Harley Namanny had 14 points and five assists, with six assists from Kate Havlik and five steals and five assists from Ryann Grussing.

Audrey Hofer had a strong game for the Golden Eagles, scoring 20 points and nine rebounds in the game for MCS, which trailed 12-7 after one quarter and 21-11 at halftime, but saw the deficit only widen in the second half.

KWL (1-2) hosts Chamberlain on Dec. 21. Mitchell Christian (0-3) travels to Wessington Springs on Dec. 18.

Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at mtraxler@mitchellrepublic.com.
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