Sheik double- double leads Vikings past Rabbits | News, Sports, Jobs

Sheik double- double leads Vikings past Rabbits | News, Sports, Jobs

MINNEOTA — The Minneota boys’ basketball team pulled away from Wabasso Thursday night with a 68-61 home win.

The Vikings had five players to finish in double figures that night, led by a 17-point away game from Maxwell Rost. Rost also had eight rebounds and three assists that night and didn’t turn the ball over.

Playing it safe with the ball was an issue for the Vikings. As a team, they turned the ball over four times while Wabasso gave away 10 possession.

Peyton Sheik had 11 team-high rebounds in the game to secure a double-double. Seven of Sheik’s rebounds landed on the offensive glass.

Ryan Dalager contributed 11 points for the Vikings but more important was the way his scoring helped distribute the floor. He made three shots from behind the arc with a team high and shot 50% from both 2-point and 3-point ranges on the night.

Only Wabasso’s Noah Anderson, who made four shots from 3-point range, had more. Anderson ended the night with 14 points and five assists, level on points with teammate Joseph Liebl for a game high.

Karson Bock and Tristan Larson scored 17 and 16 points for the Rabbits, respectively, while Liebl had another 10 to give Wabasso four goals in double figures. But Wabasso’s hits on the bench sent them down as no other player scored more than two points.

Minneota (2-3) hosts Renville County West in their next game Friday at 7:30 p.m. while Wabasso (2-5) hosts Minnesota Valley Lutheran at 7:30 p.m. Monday

Girls Basketball

MACCRAY 34, Canby 31

CANBY — The Canby girls’ basketball team failed to come out on top in their 34-31 home loss to MACCRAY on Thursday night.

No Lancer finished in double digits, although Braelyn Merrit’s nine points and Kortney Leppke’s 8 were close.

On the boards, Leppke had a huge game for the Lancers. She finished the game with 14 rebounds, four of them offensive.

The Lancers’ efforts from behind the arch killed their chances of winning. They finished the game as a team 3-21 from 3-point range.

After the loss, Canby (3-5) will try to recover when they take on Murray County Central at 11 a.m. Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State University

MINNEOTA — The Minneota Vikings girls’ basketball team defeated the Central Minnesota Christian Bluejays 49-27 Thursday night.

Ireland Stassen had a monster game with 22 points and 18 rebounds, both game high. Kenadi Arndt had nine points and 10 rebounds in the contest. The Vikings’ defense kept the Bluejays in the ball game 22% of the time. Stassen scored as many field goals (8) that night as the entire Bluejays team.

The Vikings play Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks next Monday in Dawson.

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