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Page 12 www.tricountynews.MN Sports Leisure Thursday, January 27, 2011 ~-Cotmty News * Kimball, MN -- -- ~I ~' ii Cubs boys' basketball two games . increased their lead with about five minutes remaining. Again, By lay Klein, coach Cubs drop conference game to Rockets The Kimball Cubs boys' bas- ketball team traveled to Rockford last Friday night, Jan. 21, to take on the Rockets. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead behind the strong post-play of Dillon Menson. Rock- ford's interior play gave Kimball problems of their own and allowed them to get back into the game. At the half, the teams were tied at 41. The second half remained close. The Cubs found them- selves ahead by one, 57-56, with five and a half minutes to play. Rockford retook the lead and was ahead by two with just over a min- ute remaining. The Cubs had to foul late in the game and the Rock- ets made their free-throws to post a 76-71 conference win over the Cubs. The Cubs placed four scorers in double figures on the night, Men- son (25), Nell Helgeson (14), Brett Ostby (12), and Cameron Hunt (11). Hunt also dished out nine assists. Dillon Menson led the rebounding effort with six. The Cubs are now 3-3 in Central Min- nesota Conference play. Cubs drop second in a row This past Saturday, Jan. 22, the Cubs traveled to Norwood-Young America to take on the Raiders in a matinee game. Kimball started out slowly as NYAjumped to an early 11-4 lead. The Cubs tied it at 11 a few min- utes later by pounding the ball inside to Seke Snead. The teams entered the half tied at 26 points apiece. The teams went back and forth in the second half with the score remaining close. The Raiders the Cubs had to foul late in the game and the Raiders knocked down enough shots to post a 68-56 section win. Neil Helgeson led the team in scoring with 22 points. Seke Snead and Dillon Menson added 12 and 10 points respectively. Helgeson added five assists and three steals. Cameron Hunt was the leading rebounder with 10. The Cubs now have a record of seven wins and six losses on the season. Cubs nip Pioneers By lay Klein, coach Kimball hosted the Pioneers from Pierz last Tuesday evening, Jan. 18. in a Central Minnesota Conference game, The Pioneers jumped out quickly to a 6-0 advan- tage. The Cubs answered with a 13-0 run of their own to take the lead by seven (13-6). The rest of the half was played evenly as Kimball led 24-19 at the break. In the second half, Pierz chipped away at the lead. With 3:24 remaining, they regained the lead by two. Behind some clutch shots from Cameron Hunt, Brett Ostby and Dillon Menson, the Cubs forged in front with less than a minute to play. With a two-point lead at 54-52, Neil Helgeson hit one of two free-throws to put" the Cubs up by three. Pierz shot a three pointer that came up short and put in the rebound with 1.4 seconds left. The Cubs inbounded the ball and Cameron Hunt was fouled with .4 seconds to play. Hunt made one of two flee-throws for the final margin of 56-54. Neff Helgeson and Dillon Men- son led the scoring attack for the Cubs with 14 and 12 points respec- tively. Helgeson hauled down seven rebounds and Cameron Hunt handed out six assists. The Cubs record now stands at seven wins and four losses. # ::::.::: Have You Tried Debit Card? ~'he MasterCard® Debit Card works like a check, only better. When you make purchases with the card, the amount is deducted directly from your checking account. It's faster and easier than writing a check. The MasterCard® Debit Card is accepted at millions of places around the world and can be used to pay for almost anything. You can also use it to withdraw cash from ATMs worldwide. STATE BANK OF KIMBALL KIMBALL SAINT AUGUSTA (320) 398-3500 (320) 251-6100 www.~tatebankofkimball.oom Neil Helgeson drives it to the hoop and puts it up. Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs.