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Basketball: Tiger boys fall short at Melrose

Melrose edged Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta by three points in a close West Central Conference win Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Melrose. The Tigers trailed by four at 27-23 at halftime and outscored the Dutchmen in the second half, but fell short 61-58.

Jackson Loge led the Tigers with 18 points and seven rebounds while Camden Arndt added 15 points and Jaret Johnson finished with 11.

The Tigers continue their conference season against Benson Friday, Jan. 11, in Benson before a non-conference game against Lac qui Parle Valley as a part of a girls/boys doubleheader Saturday, Jan. 12, in Morris.

Melrose 61, Morris/C-A 58

Morris/C-A (3-6) 23 35 — 58

Melrose (7-3) 27 34 — 61

MORRIS AREA/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Joseph Kleinwolterink 3, Jaden Maanum 2, Zach Hughes 2, Camden Arndt 15, Jackson Loge 18, Eli Grove 5, Durgin Decker 2, Jaret Johnson 11 ... 3-point shots: Kleinwolterink 1, Arndt 2, Loge 1, Johnson 3 ... Rebound leader: Loge 7 ... Assist leader: Arndt 4, Loge 3 ... Steal leader: Arndt 1, Johnson 1

MELROSE - Stats not provided

Brooke Kern

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