Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Knights Go Cold Against Chargers
By Craig Olson - Brandon, MN
|Matt Wagner puts up a 3-pointer. PHOTO by JOHN STARNER|
The WCA Knights travelled to Brandon on Tuesday night and hit only 13-54 shots for 24% in a 57-40 loss to the Chargers. The Chargers also outrebounded the Knights 39 to 15.
Knight Coach Kraig Hunter said, "That's a pretty bad combination. When you shoot that percent and then get outrebounded that bad you don't have a chance. Coach Holsten's team played outstanding tonight. Our kids worked extremely hard but it wasn't our night. Coach Holsten's guys really did a good job on the boards on both ends tonight. They also finished shots and made most of their free throws. We will regroup and keep working hard to get better every day."
John Haseman led the way for the Chargers with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Zach Hintermeister added 16 points, 5 steals, 4 assists and 7 rebounds, and Jared Goehringer had 13 points and 12 rebounds. The Chargers shot 49% from the field (21/43) and 72% (13/18) from the free throw line. The Knights' defensive pressure forced the Chargers into a season high 29 turnovers.
Dakotah Kashmark and Matt Wagner both scored 14 points for the Knights. Adam Kaye led the Knights in assists with 2 and steals with 2.
“We were fortunate that the Knights missed some shots and didn't get many second shot opportunities,” stated Head Coach John Holsten of B/E. “They made a run early in the second half chipping a 13 point deficit to four. Our guys showed some resolve, kept composed, got some timely stops, and went 9-for-12 from the free throw line to extend the lead down the stretch.”
The win boosts the Chargers overall record to 2-6. The Chargers travel to Ortonville Friday night.
The Knights (4-6) will travel to Upsala for a game on Thursday night and return home to host the Breckenridge Cowboys on Friday night in Barrett.
WCA Scoring: Dakotah Kashmark 14; Matt Wagner 14 points, Drew Peterson 5, Christian Thomasy 2, Alex Toms 2, Jeff Martinson 2, Adam Kaye 1.
B-Ev scoring: Haseman 25, Hintermeister 16, Goehringer 13, Pat Schafer 2, Bill Juhl 1.