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Strong fourth quarter propels Freeman to win against MCS boys basketball

MCS held a 34-31 advantage through three quarters, but Freeman outscored the Golden Eagles 18-8 in the final frame, coming away with a 49-42 win at Mitchell Christian School.

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Mitchell Chrisitan's Joseph Tegethoff looks for a pass as he's guarded by Freeman's David Walter during a high school boys basketball game on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at Mitchell Christian School.
Zech Lambert / Mitchell Republic
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MITCHELL — A big fourth quarter for Freeman proved costly for the Mitchell Christian boys basketball team.

MCS held a 34-31 advantage through three quarters, but Freeman outscored the Golden Eagles 18-8 in the final frame, coming away with a 49-42 win at Mitchell Christian School.

Aiden Lieber was the leading scorer for the Golden Eagles in the loss, posting 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting, to go along with eight rebounds, three steals and an assist. Syver Enga chipped in seven points on 3-for-5 shooting, as well.

The Golden Eagles turned the ball over 22 times in the defeat and shot 3 of 16 (18.8%) from 3-point range, despite shooting 52.2% (12 of 23) from inside the arc. Lieber, Enga and Nahum Anderberg all connected on a 3-pointer, each one of them going 1-for-2 from behind the arc.

The loss dropped MCS to 4-6 on the season and snapped a four-game winning streak, while the Flyers moved to 3-9 with the win. The Golden Eagles’ next contest comes on the road against Class B No. 5-ranked Ethan on Thursday, Jan. 26, and Freeman hosts Avon on Friday, Jan. 27.

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