Thirty student-athletes have been selected as Semi-Finalists for the 2019 McDonald Award to be presented by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association. The McDonald Award will be presented annually to the outstanding Senior Player of the Year with the 2018-19 basketball season being the second year of the award. Matt Johnson of Fergus Falls, Noah Christensen of Breckenridge, Jenson Beachy of Perham and Maleeck Harden-Hayes of Moorhead are among the semifinalists. The award recipient will be announced and presented the award in late March or early April.
Fergus Falls trailed by nine points in the first half, trailed 30-26 at the half, rallied to tie the game at 48-48, forcing overtime, before falling to St. Cloud Apollo 58-54 in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals on Tuesday night. The Otters end their season with a record of 15-12. The Eagles move on to face Bemidji on Saturday at 6:00pm in the 8AAA semifinals at Moorhead High School.
The Fergus Falls (15-11) boys’ basketball team received the number five seed in the Section 8AAA playoffs and will travel to St. Cloud Apollo (14-12) on Tuesday night for the quarterfinal round of the tournament. Apollo, who the Otters split their regular season series with, held the tie breaker over the Otters in the QRF rankings and moved ahead of Fergus Falls in the final tabulation to earn the home court advantage.