Five scorers in double-figures, ohm hits five 3's
• By Robert Wanek Jr.
Breckenridge and Hawley met on Tuesday with both teams riding three-game win streaks. The Cowboys overcame a 34-31 halftime deficit, winning 73-60 on the road for their 10th victory of the year. Breckenridge had five double-digit scorers in a balanced offensive effort.
Following a seven 3-pointer performance vs. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Adam Ohm hit five more in this one, including a ceiling scraper from the corner to beat the halftime buzzer. The outside specialist finished with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Ohm had little space to work with, making multiple shots in the corner as defenders flew past. Ohm has drilled 12-of-21 attempts from beyond the arc over the past two games.
Breckenridge struggled to crack Hawley’s zone defense early on. A pair of jumpers in the lane from Sebastian Anderson and Jonah Christensen took the lid off and loosened things up for the Cowboy offense. Hot shooting by Alex Bratsch, who scored 11 in the half, paced the Nuggets throughout the period.
Anthony Conzemius disrupted Hawley’s guard play inside, finishing with three blocks. He recorded his seventh double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Christensen recorded his sixth with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Christensen also dished out five assists to lead the team.
Cooper Yaggie couldn’t buy a bucket early in this one, but that funk gave way to a team-high 18 points. He converted a trio of tough layups in the second half and banked home a three. His lockdown defense was on display, as he drew an offensive foul and forced two turnovers with full-court pressure. Near the end of the game, he hustled on two of his missed free throws to grab an offensive rebound and a steal that deflated the Nuggets.
Anderson's poise and patience once again shined through, the senior wing finished with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists, four steals, and two blocks. He choose his shots wisely, lulling the defense to sleep and stepping into high percentage looks in a 5-of-9 shooting performance.
Breckenridge (10-3) travels to Barnesville (8-4) on Friday for a tilt with the Trojans, tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. The Cowboys won the first meeting this season at home in a 61-59 overtime thriller. Breckenridge has won four straight, while Barnesville is coming off two tight victories over East Grand Forks and DGF.