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By Dan Lingle
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Bombers take Polar League


Dan Lingle

Bomber Chris Carlson scores past the Gobblers defense.

The Barnum Bombers boys basketball team hosted the Gobblers of Aitkin for their first game of the week on Tuesday, February 16. The second matchup of the week had the Bombers traveling to Two Harbors to take on the Agates. The Barnum Bombers took both games.

In the first game, Bomber Chris Carlson burned up the floor against the Gobblers, scoring 32 of the Bombers' points. Next in scoring for the Bombers was Hunter Fetters with 12 points. These two members of the Bombers squad nearly outscored the Gobblers on their own, however, the other Bombers did not let Carlson and Fetters be the only scorers. Reese Parks added six points. Drake Weets and Daniel Gilchrist both added four points. Mason Agurkis and Kyle Kielty both added three points.

The Bombers walked away with the 64-47 victory over the Gobblers.

Next, the Bombers took on the Agates. Bomber Carlson again took the lead in the matchup as he ran away with 31 points. Kielty added 15 points as he took the role of the second scorer for the Bombers. Gilchrist added eight points. Parks added seven points. Weets added four points and Braeden Hlavka hit the long bomb to add three points. Colton Ziegler came off the bench for two points while Mason Agurkis went to the free-throw line for one point to give the Bombers the 71-37 victory.

With this win, the Bombers take the Polar League title with a 14-0 Polar League record and a 19-7 season record.


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