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BREAKING NEWS

A-R boys win first games of season

By Staff | Feb 5, 2008

CORWITH, WEST BEND — After 16 games without a victory, the Armstrong-Ringsted boys basketball team suddenly came up with two on back-to-back nights last week.

Both games were unusual.

Against Corwith-Wesley-Luverne on Thursday, A-R trailed 24-13 at halftime and heated up in the second half.

The Mustangs were 7-of-13 from 3-point range, but 14-of-31 from the free throw line eventually winning in overtime, 65-62.

“We missed eight free throws in the final 1:03. One was a technical that I sent Brett (Tigges) to the line and he missed both,” said A-R coach George Walker. “CWL had the last shot and missed and then we out-scored them 11-8 in overtime.”

Tigges shot 4-for-5 from the 3-point arc and ended with 28 points. Tyler Tonderum added 12 points while Spencer Taylor and Craig Tigges each added eight points.

On Friday, A-R took on West Bend-Mallard and although the Mustangs had several good looks at the basket in the first half, they trailed 35-30.

The scoring slowed in the second half and A-R finally tied the game at 49 in the final minute.

Walker said with 16 seconds remaining, he called a timeout and told his players to just play good defense. A foul immediately occurred, but the TRV player only made one free throw to go up by one.

Tigges then came down the court and shot a jumper from the free throw line. Walker said it bounced straight up, and rolled around the rim before falling.

“We were behind the whole game until we tied the score,” said Walker.

Tigges led A-R with 18 point with Elliot Kinnander scoring 10 and Ethan Eisenbacher scoring eight.

On this night, A-R did well from the free throw line, making 10-of-13.

A-R (2-16) ends the regular season on Friday at Lake Mills.

Armstrong-Ringsted 65,

Corwith-Wesley-Luverne 62, OT

Armstrong-Ringsted (65) – Seth Anderson 1 1-3 3; Spencer Clausen 0 0-0 0; Ethan Eisenbacher 0 0-0 0; Elliot Kinnander 0 0-0 0; Dillion McBride 1 4-6 6; Spencer Taylor 3 0-1 8; Brett Tigges 9 6-12 28; Craig Tigges 4 0-2 8; Tyler Tonderum 4 3-7 12.

Halftime Score — CWL 24, A-R 13. 3-pointers – 7 (B. Tigges 4, Taylor 2, Tonderum. Rebounds – 34 (B. Tigges 14). Assists – 14 (Tonderum 7). Steals – 21 (McBride 5). Blocked Shots – n/a. Turnovers – 11. Total Fouls – 21. Fouled Out – Kinnander. Technical Fouls – none.



Armstrong-Ringsted 51,

West Bend-Mallard 50

Armstrong-Ringsted (50) – Seth Anderson 3 0-0 7; Ethan Eisenbacher 3 2-2 8; Elliot Kinnander 5 0-1 10; Dillion McBride 0 2-2 2; Spencer Taylor 0 0-0 0; Brett Tigges 7 4-6 18; Craig Tigges 2 0-0 4; Tyler Tonderum 0 2-2 2.

Halftime Score — WBM 35, A-R 30. 3-pointers – 1 (Anderson). Rebounds – 23 (B. Tigges 10). Assists – 11 (B. Tigges 4). Steals – 8. Blocked Shots – n/a. Turnovers – 19. Total Fouls – 21. Fouled Out – McBride. Technical Fouls – none.