Braves regroup to finish seventh at LNI

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by Ross DuBray

Seventh Place

McLaughin

After losing a last-second heart breaker to Todd County on Friday afternoon, the Braves regrouped on Saturday to dominate the McLaughlin Midgets in the battle for seventh place.

The Braves set the pace early and dominated the game from the onset, allowing McLaughlin only 14 points in the first half. The Braves’ offense continued to control the game into the second half to defeat the Midgets 73-51.

The Braves finished with two players scoring more than 20 points each in the contest. Cray Allen led the Braves with 24, and Xavier Norris finished with 22 to push the Braves to the victory. Katana Bartlett hit three treys and a free throw to finish with 10.

The Braves faced the Milbank Tigers on Saturday, December 29, at the Subway/State Farm Classic in Milbank. C-EB (2-3) 43 73 McLaughlin 14 51

C-EB: Cory Knight 1 0-0 2, Xavier Norris 9 2-3 23, Cray Allen 4 1-124, Wyatt Knight 0 2-2 2, Kain Newbrough 1 0-0 3, Derrick Marrow 2 0-0 4, Kasten Carter 1 0-0 2, Nolan Keckler 1 1-2 3, Katana Bartlett 3 1-2 10. Team totals 28 7-10 72.

McLaughlin: Austin Sitting Dog 6 6-6 21, Payton Tiokasin 6 2-4 14, Amos Talks 1 0-0 2, Dennis Walking Elk 2 4-7 9, Mark Black Cloud 1 2-4 4. Team totals 16 14-21 51.

Consolation Bracket

Todd County

After losing to Todd County by 27 points the week before, the Braves faced off again with the Falcons in the first round of the consolation bracket. The Braves defense held Todd County to give C-EB a three point advantage into halftime 27-24. The battle continued into the second half and remained close as time dwindled down and the score remained tied at 42. At the buzzer, Todd County’s Zach Cox put a shot up from halfcourt and found nothing but net to put the Falcon’s up by three to win 45-42.

Xavier Norris led all scorers with 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and five steals. Cray Allen finished with eight points. Hehaka Nunmpa led the Falcons with 17 points.

C-EB 27 42

Todd County 24 45

C-EB: Cory Knight 2 0-0 5, Xavier Norris 8 1-2 21, Cray Allen 3 2-2 8, Wyatt Knight 0 1-2 1, Kain Newbrough 1 0-1 2, Jacob LaPlante 1 0-0 2, Kasten Carter 1 0-0 3. Team totals 16 4-9 42.

Todd County: Gabe Red Kettle 1 2-6 4, Zach Cox 4 2-2 12, Heyhaka Nunpa 7 3-10 17, Clyde Colombe 3 5-6 12. Team totals 15 11-24 45.

 

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