2012-03-08 / Sports

Boys finish with a win

By Mark Anderson
News Editor

Play like a Timberwolf Staples Motley boys basketball players got some pro instruction on March 5 when Steve Brown, Director of the Minnesota Region for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, directed a practice for varsity players, junior varsity and youth players. Staples Motley Coach Ray Gildow said Brown’s camps have an emphasis on footwork and shooting technique. Kids who attended the camp also got tickets for the March 25 Timberwolves game. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson) The Staples Motley boys basketball team closed out the regular season with a 67-47 win over Sebeka on March 2.

The Cardinals started all five of this year’s seniors and they played a stingy 10 minutes of ball, only allowing Sebeka to score a dozen points during that period. It was the eighth win of the season for the Cardinals, doubling the win total of last year.

Sebeka came back during the last six minutes of the half, attacking the basket and taking advantage of some defensive breakdowns. By halftime they had tied the score at 29.

Fans of the year Fans of the year for SMHS basketball were announced at recent home games. Above: Bill and Sarah Israelson were selected for the girl’s team and below: Pete and Jill Swendsrud were selected for the boy’s team. (Submitted photos) The Cards came out hot in the second half and outscored Sebeka 38-18 to secure the win.

Team results

Staples Motley 29 38 67

Sebeka 29 18 47

Scoring: Kyle Janssen 15, Shane Suess 6, Brian Huber 8, Jordan Wick 3, Tyler Holub 3, Lee Parker 6, Jalen Busker 10, Seth Auger 2, Guthrie Coughlin 2, Grant Longbella 10, Zach Borders 2

Playoffs start at Pierz

The Staples Motley boys basketball team drew the sixth seed for the Section 6AA playoffs and will travel to Pierz, the third seed, for the opening round on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

The winner of that game will face the winner of seventh seed Osakis and second seed Melrose. The second round is Saturday, March 10, a 7 p.m. at St. John’s University.

The other top seed in the section is number one Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.

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