Things were off to rocky start in Belle Plaine as the Tigers welcomed in conference rival the Giants of LeSeuer-Henderson. The Tigers have had a series of hot and cold streaks throughout the year, with their latest cold front causing them to drop four in a row. The Giants have had little success this year due to key injuries, including the coach who was absent from tonight’s game.
Even without the cunning ways of Head Coach Robert Steiger and the physical dominance of the Belle Plaine the first have was all LeSeuer-Henderson. Extra efforts from Christian Dwyer and A.J. Smith coupled with three shots from beyond the arc from Abe Adamzak allowed Leseuer-Henderson to have the lead going into the half time break 31-37.
However the tables turned as both teams separated for the halftime basketball hiatus. Belle Plaines roster depth would begin to factor in, their continuous subbing allowed for their starters to rest as the bench sustained scoring. During last ten minutes of play the lead would change hands multiple times. Near the end Belle Plaine would begin to lurch forward with the lead. When the buzzer sounded at the end of regulation Belle Plaine would have 62 while LeSeuer-Henderson fell stagnant at 57. Friday both teams are back in action as Belle Plaine travels to Watertown-Mayer and LeSeuer-Henderson stays home to welcome Montgomery-Lonsdale.