Kenyon-Wanamingo Boys Basketball Wins in Double OT
Junior Trevor Steberg swished a game winning three point basket with 4.6 seconds to go in the second overtime tonight in a 47-46 Kenyon-Wanamingo win over Zumbrota-Mazeppa.
The biggest lead of the game came when the Cougars jumped out to a 9-0 lead only to see the Knights come back and take a 20-18 lead into the half. Thanks in large part to 10 points off the bench for Kenyon-Wanamingo sophomore Austin Erickson. Erickson hit two three point baskets and two regular field goals.
It was parents night in the Castle at K-W High School. The Knights could not have scriped a more exciting game. The score was 35 to 35 at the end of regulation. 40-40 after the first overtime.
It was a back and forth second half of regulation which continued into both overtimes.
The Cougars were very patient on most possessions looking for a open shot. Both teams did a significant amount of pressing in the game.
Kenyon-Wanamingo finished the game with 17 turnovers. Zumbrota-Mazeppa scored 14 points off those turnovers but the Knights had just one turnover in the two overtimes while the Cougars had 2 in the extra quarters and finished with 11 total turnovers. K-W score 7 points off those miscues.
Z-M was 8 of 16 from the free throw line. K-W 7 of 13 from the charity stripe.
The statistic of the game in my opinion were the points scored in the lane. Knights 24, Cougars 12.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa senior Kaleb Stensland led his team in scoring with 11 points before fouling out of the game with 9.7 seconds to go in regulation. Junior Tyson Liffrig hit some big shots in each overtime and finished with 10 points. Senior Broc Fredrickson had 9 in the heartbreaking loss.
Kenyon-Wanamingo was led by junior Luke Alme with 17 points including 5 of 6 free throws made. Erickson had 10, Steberg and Laden Nerison each finished with 9 points.
The Cougars are now 0-5 in the Blue Division of the Hiawatha Valley League and 3-7 overall. The Knights 3-4 in league play and 4-5 overall.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa hosts Lewiston-Altura Thursday night at 7:15 p.m.
The Knights will face Blooming Prairie at home Thursday in a game scheduled for broadcast on KDHL 920 AM with a 7:00 p.m. broadcast start.
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