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Warriors End Owls 6 Game Winning Streak with 45-38 Win

By Craig Olson, 01/22/22, 1:15PM CST


The Wheaton/Herman-Norcross boys’ basketball team overcame a 19-18 halftime deficit on the way to a 45-38 win over the Hancock Owls on Friday night.  Dylan Bainbridge and Clint Determan each had 17 points to lead the Warriors.  Determan also had a team high 8 rebounds.

"This was a great defensive battle by two conference opponents," reported Head Coach Jordon Roos of the Warriors.  "Our boys worked really hard all night and deserved to get a big win like this. The atmosphere in the gym was awesome and we hope a fun win like this will really propel us moving forward."

The Owls struggled with their shooting, hitting only 15-of-54 (28%) of their shots from the floor.  They did hold a 35-21 edge on the boards, led by 11 from Matt Thompson who also had a team high 20 points.  Zachary Koehl and Luke Joos distributed 3 assists apiece.

The Warriors (7-4) will play at Breckenridge on Tuesday and will host Ortonville on Friday.

Hancock (9-3) saw their six game winning streak come to an end.  They will host New York Mills on Saturday afternoon and Rothsay on Monday, before traveling to Battle Lake for a non-conference contest on Tuesday night.