In a game that saw 50 percent shooting from the home team, the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger boys basketball team closed out the regular season with a convincing 67-38 win over Paynesville Friday, Feb. 22, in Morris.
Senior Jaret Johnson had 23 points on 11-for-13 shooting to lead the Tigers. He was a perfect 10-for-10 within two-point range and also grabbed eight rebounds.
Freshman Jackson Loge had his 12th double-double performance of the season as he finished with 16 points (6-for-10) and 10 rebounds against Paynesville.
All five Tiger starters shot 60 percent or higher in the win. Camden Arndt scored 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting, Jaden Maanum was 2-for-3 for four points, and Joseph Kleinwolterink was 3-for-4 for six points.
The Tigers close out the regular season 16-8 overall and earned the No. 3-seed in the Section 3AA-North. They are scheduled to host No. 6 ACGC at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in Morris.
Morris/C-A 67, Paynesville 38
Paynesville (10-12) 21 17 - 38
Morris/C-A (16-8) 42 25 - 67
PAYNESVILLE - Stats not provided
MORRIS/C-A - Scoring: Joseph Kleinwolterink 6, Jaden Maanum 4, Cade Fehr 3, Cam Arndt 11, Jackson Loge 16, Kevin Asfeld 4, Jaret Johnson 23 ... 3-point shots: Fehr 1, Loge 1, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leader: Loge 10, Arndt 5, Fehr 4, Johnson 8 ... Assist leader: Arndt 5, Zach Hughes 5 ... Steal leader: Johnson 2