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Thursday, December 23, 2010 .ltlet t Leisure Tri-Coun News, Kimball, MN t,WVlhlm,.00 Page 19 iiiliiWiiii%itfiG?iG!!l!!iiiif!iK%/vZ " IIIIHrllrrrlll 111 I I IIIIIII Cubs boys' basketball advances to championship game BylayKlein, Coach of the game, Ty Filzen, added six. In the first round ofthe Kimball Dillon Menson battled for eight Holiday Tournament, the Cubs rebounds on the night. Cameron hosted the Thunder from Long Hunt dished out two assists and Prairie/Grey Eagle. The Thunder Neff Helgeson added four steals. jumped out to an early 10-2 lead Seke Snead was four of four from on the Cubs. Kimball played even the free-throw line in the sec- with LP/GE the rest of the first half ond half, which proved to be a key and found themselves trailing 15-7 factor in the Cubs win. The Cubs at intermission, advanced to the championship In the second half, some adjust- game to face the Upsala Cardinals. ments were made and the Cubs Upsala defeated Norwood/Young executed much better against a America in the first semifinal by a tough 2-3 zone defense. Kimball score of 75-63. gradually worked their way back Cubs drop first game of the year into the game. With five minutes to Upsala remaining, the Cubs were trail- 'In the championship game ing 28-23, but had momentum on of the Kimball Tournament, the their side. The score was tied at Cubs hosted the Cardinals from 31, and Kimball had the ball with Upsala. The game started out just more than a minute remain- close, as both teams struggled ing. A timeout was called at the offensively. Upsala took control 30-second mark to set up a poten- midway through the first half, and tial game-winning shot. Com- was leading by a score of 31-21 at ing out of the timeout, Long Prai- the break. fie/Grey'Eagle switched to a box In the Second half, the Cardi- and one defense on Neff Helgeson nals picked up where they leftoff and forced Kimball to call their in the first. Kimballgave up alot of last timeout to design another play. Kimball inbounded the ball with 13 seconds remaining. The Thunder's defense took away both options that were drawn up in the previous timeout. With about three seconds remaining, the ball was passed to Ty Filzen who drove to the basket and shot just as time expired. As the horn sounded the ball fell throagh the net and play- ers from Kimball were celebrating the dramatic come-from-behind victory. Neil Helgeson led the team in scoring with 15 points. The hero open shots and they paid for it. The Cardinals made six three-pointers in the second half, and went on to win by a score of 68-48. The Cubs placed three players in double digits in scoring. Neil Helgeson had 12, Brett Ostby had 11, and Dillon Menson netted 10. Cameron Hunt hauled down six rebounds. Neff Helgeson handed out five assists and had three steals. The Cubs shot 35 percent (19/55) from the field and 64 per- cent (7/11) from the charity stripe. Kimball now has a record of four wins and one loss on the season. Senior Ty Filzen (#11 above) shoots the winning two-pointer in the final few seconds of the game against Long Prairie/Grey Eagle. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. A total of six players were named to the all-tournament team. The team included: Duane Miller- LP/GE, Spencer Nelson-N/A, lacob Voss and Brandon Welin- ski-Upsala, and Ty Filzen and Neil Helgeson-Kimball. Upsala was the third different champion in the three years of the tournament. 2-month FREE trial subscription* We'll keep you informed all year! I, OCAI,. PEOPLE Support local ools, and orcani2atiom. They orktng hard to make our commu, niw an even better place to live, work, play, and learn. Stay informed through your community newspaper, Tri-Coun News. Subscribe to Tri-County News for 2 months FREE and stay informed of all the local happenings in your area. If you decide to continue throughout the year, just call or e-mail to subscribe for the entire