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By Al Rose
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Rebels boys win one, lose one

 

Al Rose

Moose Lake/Willow River Rebel Brad Fossum recently reached the 1,000 point mark.

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels boys basketball team dropped the McGregor Mercuries 60-44 in Willow River on Friday, January 30. Rex Janke led MLWR with 17 points, including five of the Rebels' three-pointers. Recent 1,000-point scorer Brad Fossum had 16 points, including two three-pointers. Charlie Adamczak had 14 points, also including two threes. McGregor was paced by Cole Gelhar's 16 points, including two three-pointers.

The Rebels bombed away and had good success, going 10-for-29 (34 percent) from threeland. McGregor managed just 3-for-10 from outside the arc. MLWR went a strong 13-for-25 (52 percent) on the inside game. The Mercuries were 16-for-35 (46 percent) in the paint. Adding up the threes and the twos, MLWR was 23-for-54 (43 percent) while McGregor was 19-for-45 (42 percent). The Rebels were 4-for-6 at the free throw line while the Mercuries were 3-for-6 at the stripe.

The Rebels out-rebounded the Mercuries 26-24. MLWR racked up an impressive 13 steals while McGregor managed just six thefts. MLWR was also strong on the assists as they fired 13 passes for scores. The Mercuries had seven assists. The Rebels turned the ball over 10 times while McGregor had 16 lost possessions.

The following represents points (including three-pointers) for the Rebels: Alex Tackett - 2, 0, 0, 1; Ikki Kinoshitu - 0, 2, 1, 0; Hunter Halverson - 0, 1, 1, 1; Adamczak - 14 (2), 3, 5, 6; Fossum - 16 (2), 6, 2, 3; Kody Gerard - 0, 1, 2, 0; Josh Butterfield - 2, 2, 0, 0; Isaac Riihiluoma - 7 (1), 2, 1, 0; Jared Witkowski - 0, 1, 0, 0; Janke - 17 (5), 3, 1, 2.

Rebels bombed by Braham

The Rebels hosted but were bombed 82-65 on Tuesday, January 27. Braham, led by Chris Olson's 22 points, including three three-pointers, put four players in double digits. The Rebels, led by Adamczak's 17 points, including three three-pointers, put a total of three players in the double figures. Fossum had 17 points and a double-double as he had 12 rebounds. Janke had 14 points, including four three-pointers.

Braham went 9-for-22 (41 percent) outside the arc. MLWR was 8-for-23 (35 percent) on its long attempts. The Bombers were 23-for-60 (38 percent) on the game. The Rebels were 17-for-36 (47 percent) on the inside game. Combining the threes and the twos, Braham was 32-for-82 (39 percent). MLWR had a total field goal rate of 25-for-59 (42 percent). The Bombers were 9-for-18 (50 percent) at the foul line. The Rebels went 5-for-11 (54 percent) at the stripe.

Braham out-rebounded the Rebels 38-34. The Bombers had eight steals while the Rebels had six thefts. Each team had 10 assists. The Rebels turned the ball over 13 times while Braham had eight turnovers.

The following represents points (including three-pointers), rebounds, steals and assists for the Rebels: Halverson - 3, 2, 10, 0; Adamczak - 21 (3), 5, 0, 3; Fossum - 17, 12, 3, 0; Eric Prachar - 4 (1), 7, 0, 2; Gerard - 0, 0, 1, 2; Butterfield - 0, 0, 0, 2; Riihiluoma - 6, 2, 1; Janke - 14 (4), 6, 0, 1.

 

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