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Boys Basketball: Z-M overcomes poor shooting in win against Pine Island

It's been a different player nearly every game stepping up for the Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys basketball team and Friday night it was two players who helped lead the Cougars to a 53-42 win over Pine Island in Zumbrota.

Nathaniel Rauen and Lucas Ziemba each had 11 points for Z-M, which overcame a 23 percent shooting night.

The Cougars made up for the lack of success from the field by making 75 percent of their free throws. Z-M went 27 of 36 from the line to win.

A different player had led the Cougars in scoring in each of its previous six games until Ziemba finished tied for the lead against the Panthers.

Ziemba finished with 10 rebounds to go along with three steals in the victory over Pine Island.