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NYM Boys Basketball: Eagles pick up 1st win over Henning

Eagles post player Isaiah Bauck splits the Ashby defenders and drives the lane to score Friday. Kevin Cederstrom/EOT Illustrated1 / 2
Tanner Wegscheid reaches in and fouls an Ashby ball carrier with Adam Snelgrove trailing on the play as the Eagles play some pressure defense in a loss at home Friday to Ashby.2 / 2

The New York Mills boys basketball team picked up their first win of the season Tuesday night with a 55-49 win over Henning at the Mills Sports Center.

The Eagles struggled in the first half and trailed by one at halftime, 22-21. Isaiah Bauck led the second half comeback, where he scored 14 of his game-high 21 points.

The two teams have split the season series the last two year's.

Opening loss to Aarows

The Ashby Arrows have a big shooting night from the field as they spoiled the season opener for New York Mills with a 70-59 win.

The Arrows shot 57 percent (29-for-51) from the floor, grabbed 46 rebounds, 33 defensively, distributed 13 assists and came up with 5 steals.

Ashby's 6'10" sophomore center Riley Mickelson made it difficult for the Mills offense to get inside in the first half. Mickelson wowed the Sports Center crowd with a monster block in the first half that went seven rows into the bleachers.

After falling behind early, baskets by Erik Tumberg and David Snelgrove cut Ashby's lead to 16-14. But the Aarow's responded with a 7-2 run to go up 23-16, and they closed out the half with a 30-22 lead.

Isaiah Bauck and Tristan Huwe scored 28 of the Eagles 37 second half points, but Mills was never able to close the gap as they suffered their first loss. Huwe led the team with 19 points, Bauck finished with 17. The Eagles shot 40 percent from the floor (24-for-60).

"Friday's game against Ashby was a chance for us to see where we were at," Mills head coach Bryan Dunrud said. "This was the first opportunity for our boys to play together at the varsity level and some of that inexperience showed on Friday."

Mills didn't put any senior's on the floor Friday night. There is only one senior, Steven Kasma, on the roster, to go with 10 juniors and two sophomores."

"I will not take anything away from Ashby as they played well and made the plays when it mattered, but our offense and defense made to many mistakes and played out of position to many times during the course of the game to be successful," Dunrud added. "We had plenty of opportunities throughout the course of the game, but could not convert enough to make a significant run."

The Eagles participated in a scrimmage on Saturday in Barnesville they had an opportunity to work on some positioning issues and fundamentals, and showed some signs of improvement in those areas, Dunrud said.

"There was good competition and we got a lot of repititions in on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor and this will only benefit us as we move forward in our season,' he said.

1st road game

The Eagles will have a 10-day break before their next game at Park Christian in Moorhead on Dec. 18. The Falcons have won five-straight against NY Mills, including playoff wins in two of the last three seasons.

Thursday, February 7

Ashby 70, New York Mills 59

Ashby 30-40--70

NY Mills 22-37--59

Eagles--Tristan Huwe 19, Isaiah Bauck 17, Tanner Wegscheid 8, Frank Peeters 7, Erik Tumberg 4, Adam Snelgrove 4.

Aarows--Langlie15, Lillemon 15, Mickelson 13, Graham 11, Johnson 9, Quernemoen 4, Rohloff 1.

2-pointers--NYM 24, A 26; 3-pointers--NYM 1, A 3; Free Throws--NYM 10/22, A 9/19; Team Fouls--NYM 18, A 17.

New York Mills 55, Henning 49

Henning 22-27--49

NY Mills 21-34--55

Eagles--Bauck 21, Snelgrove 14, Peeters 9. Wegscheid 9, Derik Gaudette 2.

Aarows--Klever 13, Winkler 10, Kaiser 10, Amundson 7, Smith 6, Haughdahl 2, Koch 1.

2-pointers--NYM 16, H 18; 3-pointers--NYM 3, H 1; Free Throws--NYM 14/24, H 10/17; Team Fouls--NYM 19, H 20.

PRC 2009 Final Conf. All

Bertha-Hewitt 11-1 25-2

Sebeka 11-1 24-3

Henning 7-5 14-11

New York Mills 6-6 10-16

Menahga 3-9 6-20

Verndale 2-10 5-21

Pillager 2-10 2-22