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Mitchell Christian boys pull ahead in second half to take down Thunder

Golden Eagle boys improve to 3-6

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MITCHELL – Mitchell Christian scored 24 points in the third quarter as the Golden Eagles beat Andes Central/Dakota Christian 61-41 on Thursday night in boys basketball action.

After both teams struggled to score in the second-quarter, only combining for nine points, Mitchell Christian’s Aiden Lieber notched 17 second-half points to help the Golden Eagles reach their win of the season.

"The team played with great energy tonight," Mitchell Christian coach Jesse Tolsma said. "They took a focused approach to the defensive end and creating opportunities for transition. It was great to see the team playing aggressive on the offensive end for 32 minutes."

Lieber finished with 21 points while Micah Frey had 19 points. Anders Enga and freshman Braedon Nebelsick added six points each.

Cameron Sybesma led the Thunder with 18 points while Rizon Clark scored 11 points.

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Mitchell Christian (3-6) travels to Sioux Falls Lutheran on Jan. 18. Andes Central/Dakota Christian (0-9) travels to Corsica-Stickney on Jan. 18.

ACDC takes down Mitchell Christian girls

MITCHELL – Andes Central/Dakota Christian forced Mitchell Christian to commit 15 turnovers in a 61-25 win over the Golden Eagles on Thursday evening.

Josie Brouwer led the Thunder (8-0) with 23 points. Allison Muckey had 14 points and five steals while Isabella Brouwer added seven steals and three assists.

Audrey Hofer scored 20 points and five rebounds while Keely O'Neill had five points and five rebounds to account for the scoring for MCS.

Mitchell Christian (1-9) hosts Jones County at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17.

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