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Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724


Mt. Lake Area’s offense

was stuck in neutral much

of the game last Tuesday,

as the Wolverines dropped

a 58-45 Section 2A playoff

game against Janesville-

Waldorf-Pemberton in

Janesville.

The Bulldogs opened an

eight-point halftime lead,

then held the Wolverines

under wraps in the second

half.

“We struggled shooting

the ball and making good

decisions,” MLA Coach

Shawn Naas said. “We got

down early and played from

behind all night long.”

In the early going, the

Wolverines were hitting

from long range. MLA had

four three-pointers in the

first half, and Ben Grev

was able to work free on

the inside.

But late in the half, JWP

hit a pair of treys and

pushed its lead to eight by

the halftime horn.

Both teams struggled

shooting the ball to start

the second half, but the

Wolverines were able to

trim the deficit to six with

five minutes to go.

However, down the

stretch, JWP got hot from

the free throw line, hitting

seven of its last nine free

throws to seal the victory.

“We just couldn’t get any

closer than six points,”

Naas said. “The boys gave

a great effort, but playing

on the road and not putting

the ball in the hole made it

difficult for us all night.

“The season was a success

for us, though. We won

13 games and went 12-4 in

the conference with almost

no varsity experience

coming into the season.

These were the first playoff

minutes for a lot of our

players.”

Grev led the Wolverines

with 12 points. Levi Stoesz

added eight points in the

loss.

The complete story can be found in the print
version of the Observer/Advocate.
 
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