Stingers Ballers Drop a Pair of Games
After a restful holiday break, the NMC Stingers Sr. boys' basketball team traveled to Treherne to take on the MHSAA #3 ranked team in the province last week.
According to Coach Shawn Madak, "Our boys came out flying and gave the Tigers all they could handle. It was a complete team effort with great defense and great passing. We held a lead through the entire first two quarters and led at half-time by five points. Unfortunately, Treherne came back strong after half-time and started to chip away at our lead. We also had trouble breaking their full court press. By the end of the third, we had given up our lead and were never able to catch up to them again. Even though we lost, the boys played a fantastic two and a half quarters, they just fell apart near the end of the game (losing 66-92). We'll have a second chance to beat the Tigers when they play us at home on February 7th. Our top scorers were Hayden McNab with 22 points and 7 rebounds, Xander Klassen with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 6 blocks and Jack Hacault with 14 points and 3 rebounds."
"After the weekend, we traveled to Somerset to take on the Prairie Mountain Predators on Monday. This game end-ed up being quite the battle. Unfortunately, Xander Klassen became ill over the weekend so we were without our starting center for this game. This helped the Predators jump out to an early 10-point lead while our players were trying to figure out their new positions. We battled back in this game and even took a small lead at one point. However, the Predators always came back with runs of their own. We found ourselves in the fourth quarter down by 20 points. We were able to reduce the lead to 9 points, but would come no closer. We ended up taking our second loss in a row by
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