By Victoria Dahlin
After a sluggish first half the Rush City boys basketball team came out of the locker room hot for a win and took down East Central 61-32 last week.
The team played a little sloppy in the first half in the home game, but the defense kept the Tigers up by one at the half way mark. In the second half Rush City caused some good turnovers and ran away with the game.
Alex Scheffer led the team with 18 points and four steals. Lucas Grimes netted 14 points, while Isaac Johnson scored seven. Matt Mallinger added six points and brought down six rebounds. Brandon Koehnle stole three and made five assists.
“It was good to see lots of kids step into their roles and help the team,” said Coach Jeremy Albright. “Alex Scheffer continues to pace us in scoring. He had some big steals during our run in the second half. We need to keep our focus over the next several weeks as each game is a big one. We need to continue to try and play better and improve both ourselves and our team.”
The Rush City boys basketball team has a 4-1 Great River Conference and 4-5 overall record. The Tigers will travel to Aitkin to face the 5-5 Gobblers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, before hosting the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars (5-4) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24.