Mabel-Canton boys outlast Wolverines
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6:00 AM
On Dec. 14, the Cougar boys' basketball team hosted Glenville-Emmons, defeating the Wolverines 64-51, in the team's only game last week.
Junior forward Justin Ward led M-C with 25 points. He also had a team-best seven rebounds and led the Cougars in thefts, with 5. Two other M-C players were also in double figures. Noah Manning scored 15 while taking 4 boards and dishing 4 assists with only one turnover. Hunter Johnson had 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists, again with only one turnover.
Mabel-Canton led 35-25 at the half, and outscored G-E in the second period 29-26. Both teams managed five buckets from beyond the arc. The Cougars out-shot the Wolverines 47 percent to 40 percent from the field. G-E outscored M-C from the line 12-9, but squandered more opportunities from the charity stripe than the Cougars, who shot 64 percent of their freethrows while the Wolverines only hit 46 percent.
Team rebounding favored the home team, but not by much. M-C grabbed 33 while G-E snagged 26. Sophomore guard Keyser Wenthold recorded the only blocked shot of the game, and led the Cougars with 5 assists. Overall turnovers helped M-C greatly, with G-E losing 25 to only 16 for M-C. That translated into more field goal opportunities (53-42) for the Cougars.
For the Wolverines, senior guard Derek Olson led with 25 points. Senior forward Andrew Everson led the team with 7 rebounds.
The Cougars traveled to Riceville on Monday, Dec. 17, losing 48-42. Look for details in next week's News-Record. On the following night, Schaeffer Academy was scheduled to visit Mabel. On Thursday Dec. 20, Rushford-Peterson will come to town. The Winona State Tourney is currently scheduled to feature the Cougars on Dec. 27-28.
Southeast Conference 2013
BOYS Basketball conf. season
EAST DIVISION W L W L
Lanesboro 5 - 0 5 - 1
Spring Grove * 4 - 0 4 - 1
Hope Lutheran 2 - 2 4 - 3
Mabel-Canton 2 - 2 2 - 3
Houston 0 - 3 0 - 3
* defending division champion
Lyle/Pacelli 3 - 1 3 - 2
Schaeffer Academy 2 - 2 3 - 4
Grand Meadow 0 - 2 0 - 2
Glenville-Emmons* 0 - 3 0 - 4
LeRoy-Ostrander 0 - 3 0 - 5