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Mitchell Christian girls struggle offensively in loss to Ethan

Golden Eagles drop their 11th game of the season.

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Ethan's Hannah Bartscher finishes a layup over Mitchell Christian's Audrey Hofer during the second half of a girls basketball contest on Jan. 27, 2022, at Mitchell Christian High School.
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MITCHELL – The Mitchell Christian girls basketball team was outscored 25-3 in the first quarter en route to dropping a 69-17 contest against Ethan on Thursday.

The Golden Eagles (1-12) scored three in the first quarter and three in the fourth quarter in Mitchell Christian’s fifth straight loss of the season.

Senior Audrey Hofer had eight points while Keely O’Neill nailed two 3-pointers to finish with six points.

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Mitchell Christian's Audrey Hofer attempts to go up for a layup but is fouled by Ethan's Emiley Hoffman during the second half of a girls basketball contest on Jan. 27, 2022, at Mitchell Christian High School.
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For Ethan (7-4), Ava Lingemann finished with 20 points on a game-high four 3-pointers. Hannah Bartscher had 18 points while Marissa Storm chipped in with nine points.

Mitchell Christian hosts Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Feb. 1.

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Ethan rolls past Mitchell Christian boys

MITCHELL – Ethan held the Golden Eagles to 13 first half points to carry them past Mitchell Christian 58-26 on Thursday night.

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Mitchell Christian's Nahum Anderberg is rejected at the rim by Ethan's Braedon Nebelsick, left, during the second half of a boys basketball game on Jan. 27, 2022, at Mitchell Christian High School.
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Ethan’s Riley Endres set the tone scoring 14 points and making a game-high two 3-pointers. Jay Storm scored 13 points while Drake Gustafson scored six of his 10 points in the fourth quarter. Nine different players scored for the Rustlers (8-3) in the win.

Braedon Nebelsick led the Golden Eagles (5-8) with nine points. Nahum Anderberg had seven points while Anders Enga had five points and five rebounds. Micah Frey chipped in with a game-high seven rebounds, along with three points.

“I was really proud of the way our team competed tonight,” Mitchell Christian head coach Jesse Tolsma said. “While having a few key players dealing with injuries and illness, I thought other players really stepped up. Ethan has a very nice program and we didn’t take away their transition offense like we had hoped. They did a good job of looking to control the pace of the game.”

Mitchell Christian plays Baltic during the DSU Classic at Dakota State University on Jan. 29.

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