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Boys Basketball: Red Wing can't slow Shakopee

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Climbing out of a 10-point halftime deficit against Shakopee was going to be tough enough for Red Wing. Then in the second half, the shots refused to go down for the Wingers, who could only look on as the Sabers ran up the scoreboard.

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Going on an 18-4 run to start the second half, Shakopee met little resistance on the way to a 67-45 Missota Conference victory Friday in Shakopee.

While Red Wing tried to climb back, the Sabers’ trap became too much of a burden for the offense to handle, according to assistant coach Peter Johnson.

“Second half, we just didn’t handle (the trap) well,” Johnson said. “They made life pretty miserable.

“Also, Shakopee’s big inside with three guys who are 6-(foot)-6. They’d get rebounds and their wings would get out in a hurry. They rebounded the ball real well offensively and we didn’t compete real well with that.”

Jon Sevlie was the only Winger in double digits with 15 points. Nick Powers had nine points and three steals, and Isaac Toivonen finished with nine in the loss. Travis Toivonen added six rebounds and four points.

On the other end, Shakopee had a trio of double-digit scorers, led by Booker Coplin’s 17 points. Tyler Weiss chimed in with 16 points, and Evan Hagen finished with 13. Steffon Mitchell hit the boards hard with eight rebounds.

Looking to snap its skid, Red Wing (11-6, 1-5 Missota) will head to New Prague on Tuesday as the two teams will make up their game previously scheduled on Jan. 7.

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