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Strong free-throw shooting helps Mitchell Christian boys to road win

Golden Eagles win for third time in four games

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FREEMAN — A balanced team effort helped the Mitchell Chrisitan boys basketball team continue its recent run of play Monday night at Freeman, picking up a 52-45 victory.

The Golden Eagles turned the game in its favor in the second quarter, outscoring the host Flyers 11-1 in the second eight minutes for a 20-9 intermission lead.

“The team battled well tonight on the road to pick up the win,” Mitchell Christian coach Jesse Tolsma said. “I was proud of their grit and making winning plays down the stretch.”

Leading 34-25 going to the fourth quarter, the Golden Eagles got it done in a big way at the free-throw line, finishing 20-for-27 for the game and converting 13 of 17 in the fourth quarter, including a perfect 6-for-6 effort from Micah Frey in the second half and 8-for-9 overall.

Aiden Lieber had 23 points for Mitchell Christian (5-7), including three 3-pointers in the win. Frey had 12 points — including 10 in the second half — and Nahum Anderberg had 10 points.

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It is Mitchell Christian’s third win in the last four games and after having some offensive struggles earlier in the year, the Golden Eagles have averaged 52.5 points per game in the four-game stretch.

For Freeman (1-10), Bradey Kaufman had 15 points, including 13 in the second half. Blake Rumelhart had eight points and Evan Scharberg had seven points. The Flyers hit 18 field goals, including five 3-pointers but were 4-for-10 at the free-throw stripe.

Next in action, MCS hosts Ethan on Jan. 27, while Freeman hosts Bon Homme on Jan. 28.

The game was originally scheduled as a doubleheader with a girls contest but the game was postponed due to illnesses impacting Mitchell Christian’s roster. No makeup date has been announced.

Related Topics: BOYS BASKETBALL
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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