Sunday, March 14, 2010

What a heartbreaking loss, West Central Area Knights boys basketball team falls 63-59 to Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta in overtime

The West Central Area Knights boys basketball team lost their bid for a sub-section final berth in a crushing 63-59 overtime loss to top-seeded, heavily-favored, state-ranked (#6 Class AA) Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta on Saturday night.

The Tigers were very lucky to get out of there with the win, according to one eyewitness. WCA got up by seven in the second half and MA/CA was able to tie it up. The Knights held the lead late into the final period of regulation. MA/CA then hit 1 of 2 free throws to tie it up. WCA had one last shot to win in regulation, but missed, score at 48-48 to bring overtime.

The Tigers found new life in overtime, building a 57-51 lead with just over a minute remaining.

West Central Area finishes a fine season 15-11 overall (most wins since 2006-2007), while MA/CA takes a 25-2 overall record into the Sub-Section 6AA-West championship game. They will take on Staples-Motley (23-5), who were 49-37 winners over Breckenridge in the nightcap last night at UM-Morris.

Read all about the game in the March 18 issue of the Herman-Hoffman Tribune.

Scores out of Sub-Section 6AA-East:
Albany 81, Melrose 60
New London-Spicer 79, Pierz 46

Scores out of Section 6A's Elite Eight round:
Ada-Borup 57, Norman County East 47
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 57, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 45
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 70, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 45
Norman County West 54, Park Christian 51 (a shocking upset)

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