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By Mary Ellen Dewey
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Rebels over Jaguars 79-46: Senior Night


February 27, 2020

Watrin 6 Photography

It was Senior Night at the Moose Lake Willow River/Hinckley-Finlayson boys' basketball game on Tuesday night. Head Coach Wes Cummins introduced the two senior players and two managers. Left to Right: Ben Dewey, Henrik Hanson, Nate Jungers and Michael Olson.

Moose Lake Willow River boys' basketball team had one contest this past week with the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars on Tuesday, February 18. It was Senior Night for the Rebels. Senior basketball players Ben Dewey and Michael Olson along with managers Nate Jungers and Henrik Hanson were introduced before the start of the game by Head Coach Wes Cummins.

The Rebels came out ready to play and they quickly scored 34 points by half time to the Jags' 17. Hinckley-Finlayson struggled to catch-up to the Rebels. MLWR won the game 79-46.

Scoring leader for MLWR was Brady Watrin with 22. Mason Olson had 14, Michael Olson 13, Landin Kurhajetz nine, Carter Johnson six, Logan Orvedahl five, Phillip Sheetz and Duane Broughton each with three, and Ben Dewey and Alex Watrin each with two.

The Rebels made eight 3-point shots and were 19 for 24 from the line for 79 percent.

For Hinckley-Finlayson: Brock Bjerke had nine, including two threes, Lathaniel Kroschel seven, Cedric LaFave and Ricky Skaff six, Leviticus Kroschel five. Aaron Mulder four, and Isaiah Brindamoor, Ashton Hoster, Josey Olson, Randy Skaff each with two, and Caleb Olson with a free-throw.

The MLWR JV had a 20-point victory over the Jaguars before the varsity game. Sam Dewey was the leading scorer with twenty. The C-Team also won 53-27.

The Rebels' last regular season game will be played on Friday, February 28, at Rush City.

Based on Win/loss Record, MLWR is thirteenth in the state. Pine City is seventh and Virginia is twentieth. Top 20 in Points Scored, Caledonia is first with 88.6 and MLWR is second with 83.4. Virginia is fifth. Esko is eighteenth. Twin City Academy/Great River is first in Points Differential (how many points the team won by) with 34.6 and MLWR is second with 24.9.

The 20-4 ranked Rebels are leading 7AA-South Section 1, as of this writing, ranked 27 in the state with 123.7 QRF rating. Esko is second, ranked 30 in the state and 122.3 QRF. Third is Pequot Lakes, 32 in the state 121.2 QRF. Pierz is fourth, Crosby-Ironton fifth, Aitkin sixth and Pillager last. The Section 7AA-SS1 playoffs start Thursday, March 5.


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