Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mountain Lake Butterfield Odin 73 Browerville 61

#4 seed Browerville and unseeded Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin played an even 1st half, MLBO leading 38-37 on the basis of Beau Herrig's 4-for-4 shooting from 3-point range. Browerville countered with some strong inside play: A 14-7 edge in offensive rebounds, a 12-7 edge in 2nd chance points and a 24-14 edge on points in the paint.

All of that changed in the 2nd half, as Browerville's shooting percentage plummeted to 29 percent for the half. MLBO took over on the offensive boards 9-6 , 2nd chance points 6-4 and points in the paint 18-12. Browerville, meanwhile, took the edge in 3-point shooting 3-2, but it wasn't nearly enough as MLBO pulled away to a 73-61 win.

MLBO only took the lead for good at 55-53 on a Carter Kirk lay-up at 7:09. By the time Browerville scored again it was 63-53 as Kirk hit another 2 and a FT, Kyle Thiessen hit a 3, Herrig a 2 and Cody Penner a pair of throws at 4:07. Browerville never got closer than 8.

Herrig finished with 30 points and 15 rebounds and Carter with 13 and 13. Seth Christenson finished with 21 and 10 rebounds for Browerville, indicative of the degree to which this game was played in the paint. Still it was Herrig's 1st half 3s that kept MLBO in the game through some rocky moments. 

Player of the Game: Herrig

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