Boys Basketball: Wingers succumb to fourth-ranked Holy AngelsAn athletic Holy Angels team held Red Wing at bay Tuesday in Richfield as the Stars won 75-70.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
An athletic Holy Angels team held Red Wing at bay Tuesday in Richfield as the Stars won 75-70.
Fourth-ranked (3A) Holy Angels had four players score in double figures led by Delshon Strickland. Strickland had 24 points and six steals, all six leading to dunks, Red Wing head coach Doug Toivonen said.
“(The Stars) are extremely quick,” Toivonen said. “Wait till you see (Strickland) play. He’s not a great shooter or anything but he’s athletic.”
The ninth-ranked (3A) Wingers committed 23 turnovers in the loss.
Ty Buck had a game-high 25 points for Red Wing (7-5, 0-2 Missota). He also tallied five rebounds. Ben Miller provided 12 points and four steals while Isaac Toivonen finished with 12 points and five rebounds.
Doug Toivonen said the Wingers were down 17 points in the second half but had a nice run to get back into the game.
“Our kids are starting to understand what it takes to compete at that high level,” he said. “You can’t really let up and how important every possession is. If you don’t take care of the basketball and value every possession things are going to get away. It’s very correctable.”
Red Wing hosts Northfield Friday for another Missota Conference matchup.