Boys Basketball: Chanhassen closes out strong to beat WingersA strong start eventually petered out Friday for Red Wing in a 64-45 loss to Missota Conference leader Chanhassen in Red Wing.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
A strong start eventually petered out Friday for Red Wing in a 64-45 loss to Missota Conference leader Chanhassen in Red Wing.
The Wingers had an eight-point lead in the first half but the Storm rallied back to take a 28-23 lead at halftime. With six minutes to play Red Wing (9-15, 4-8 Missota) trailed by five and had the ball. The Wingers had a chance to cut it to a one possession game, but a 3-point attempt rimmed out.
Chanhassen sealed the game from the free-throw line. The Storm (19-5, 11-1 Missota) had 25 free-throw attempts and 20 of them came in the second half. The Storm has won 12 of its last 13 games.
“They’re very smart and experienced and knew what to do at the end,” Red Wing head coach Doug Toivonen said.
Joel Newman scored 19 points and Ryan Boldt added 10 for the Wingers, who played without freshman Ty Buck. Buck’s foot injury that sidelined him for a stretch turned out to more serious than first thought and he will miss the remainder of the season, Toivonen said.
Red Wing shot 15 of 46 from the field for 32 percent and went 7 of 22 from 3-point range. The Wingers converted 8 of their 12 free-throw attempts.
The Wingers face Holy Angels Tuesday in Red Wing.