RC boys basketball nets two wins

 

Matt Mallinger scored 11 points in both games played last week, which helped the Tigers win over Ogilvie and Pine City. Photo by Victoria Dahlin

Matt Mallinger scored 11 points in both games played last week, which helped the Tigers win over Ogilvie and Pine City. Photo by Victoria Dahlin

It was a great week for the Rush City boys basketball team.

The team trounced two conference rivals to earn its first wins of the season.

On Dec. 11, the team took the trip to Ogilvie and overwhelmed the Lions 80-45.

“The boys came out against Ogilvie and really played well,” coach Jeremy Albright said.. “Our defense tightened up greatly compared to the previous week. We still have some work to do with it, but we made progress.”

The Tigers hosted Pine City took the fire out of the Dragons, sending them home with a 79-39 loss.

“With both teams being such close neighbors, the Rush City/Pine City game usually has a lot of intensity,” Albright said.. “Our kids came out fired up and ready to go.”

He added, “Garret Pearson led the way again with 25 points and 14 rebounds. That’s impressive when you consider he didn’t really play a whole lot in the game compared to other games we’ve had so far this year.”

The Rush City boys basketball team has a 2-2 Great River Conference and overall record. The Tigers will compete in the St. John’s Prep Tournament at a time to be determined Dec. 19 through Dec. 22.

 
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