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February 27, 2020

1/16/2020 4:20:00 PM
Chisago Lakes basketball round up

Monticello 80, Chisago Lakes 46
The Wildcats dropped their fourth and fifth games in a row and moved their record to 1-10 on the year with two losses last week, beginning with a setback against conference foe Monticello on Tuesday, January 7.

The Magic, who aren’t as powerful as they’ve been the past few years, sure looked like a juggernaut, scoring almost 50 points in the first half en route to a 19-point lead at halftime at 49-30.

Monticello didn’t quite match that output in the second half, but they didn’t need to, as they put the defensive clamps on CL and only allowed them 16 points to end the game in their favor 80-46.

Like has been most of the season, Andrew Koehler was the focal point of the Wildcats’ highlights with 17 points and 13 boards. Ethan Thompson was the only other Wildcat in double figures with 11 points.

Austin Wetter led Monticello with 28 points, five assists, five steals and four rebounds.

Becker 68, Chisago Lakes 61
The ‘Cats played in a much tighter game against Becker on Thursday, January 9, but it still counted as a loss in the standings as they fell 68-61 to the Bulldogs.

Koehler kept his perfect double-double streak alive this season with 22 points and 17 rebounds and Beau Backes chipped in 11 points and eight boards. Ethan Thompson had 14 points and Ryan Sanvik had nine points, si assists and five rebounds. At times it looked like Chisago Lakes may have been able to pull this one out, but Becker always had an answer and kept the ‘Cats are arms length.

Nick Mittelstaedt led Becker with 20 points and seven assists and Nick Knute had 18 points and four steals.

Monticello 45, Chisago Lakes 41
Chisago Lakes has continued to struggle to find consistent scoring on the year, and it was never more evident than their game against monticello. The Magic only had one girl score in double figures, that was Anna Olson and her 22 points, but CL just didn’t put together enough on their offensive end to overcome that on Tuesday, January 7.

Alyssa Hempel had nine points, eight rebounds and four assists, Emma Bjelland had seven points and so did Rayne Barrett, but CL only scored 41 points and weren’t able to overcome the five point deficit they faced at halftime.

Becker 71, Chisago Lakes 39
Chisago Lakes knew this game was going to be a challenge, as Becker is ranked atop the polls in Class AAA. They are new to the conference this year, and girls basketball is one of the sports where things may have gotten tougher with the addition of Becker and the subtraction of St. Michael-Albertville and Buffalo (although the Knights were also a very formidable test in girls basketball).

Becker didn’t hesitate to jump all over CL, building a 26 point lead behind their starters in the first half. It was a march of subs in the second half and Chisago Lakes was able to keep it much closer, but even Becker’s back ups have some serious talent and CL wasn’t able to cut into the lead, just minimize the damage.

Bjelland led CL with 11 points and Greta Gillach had 10 points. Hempel didn’t do much damage on the offensive end, but she grabbed 10 rebounds.

Becker had four girls in double figures, highlighted by Adeline Kent’s 20.

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