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Boys Basketball: Johnson drops 23 in win over Lakers

Bradley Rohloff extends his arm in congratulatory form to senior Jaret Johnson as the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers head to the bench for a timeout during West Central Conference action against Minnewaska on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Morris. Johnson dropped 23 points on 1-for-16 shooting to lead the Tigers to victory. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times1 / 4
Morris/C-A senior Zach Hughes calls his second straight 3-pointer as the student section erupts in the first half against Minnewaska Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Morris. Hughes had eight points on 3-for-5 shooting in the game, including 2-for-3 from deep. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times2 / 4
Minnewaska's Grant Jensen lays in a bucket during West Central Conference play against Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Morris. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times3 / 4
Minnewaska's Shawn Carsten blocks Morris/C-A freshman Jackson Loge in the first half of conference action Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Morris. Carsten was the only Laker to finish in double figures, recording 10 points and grabbing a game-high eight rebounds. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times4 / 4

Jaret Johnson dropped 23 points and the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger boys basketball team provided plenty of strong defense in a big West Central Conference win against Minnewaska, 59-27, Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Morris. The Tigers have won four straight games while the Lakers had their three-game win streak snapped by Morris/C-A on Tuesday.

The Tigers jumped out to a 21-7 lead and held the Lakers to 27 for the win. Johnson was 10-for-16 from the floor, including 3-for-6 from deep in the game.

Camden Arndt added 13 points and Jackson Loge had 10 for the Tigers.

Shawn Carsten had 10 points to lead the Lakers. He also grabbed eight rebounds.

The Lakers, now 12-7 overall and 7-4 in the conference, play host to Benson Friday, Feb. 8 before traveling to the Fargo Civic Center to take on Breckenridge Saturday, Feb. 9, in Fargo.

The Tigers, now 10-7 overall and 6-5 in the conference, play host to Melrose Friday, Feb. 8 before playing Hancock at 11:47 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the University of Minnesota Morris in Morris.

Morris/C-A 59, Minnewaska 27

Minnewaska (12-7) 14 13 — 27

Morris/C-A (10-7) 27 32 — 59

MINNEWASKA - Scoring: Jack Blevins 2, Grant Jensen 5, Ryan Amundson 1, Aaron Ver Steeg 3, Luke Barkeim 2, Joe Piekarski 2, Shawn Carsten 10, Brady Hoffman 2 ... 3-point shots: Ver Steeg 1 ... Rebound leader: Carsten 8 ... Assist leader: Jensen 2 ... Steal leader: Jensen 2, Amundson 2

MORRIS AREA/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Zach Hughes 8, Camden Arndt 13, Cameron Koebernick 2, Jackson Loge 10, Durgin Decker 3, Jaret Johnson 23 ... 3-point shots: Hughes 2, Arndt 1, Johnson 3, Decker 1 ... Rebound leader: Loge 6, Johnson 6 ... Assist leader: Arndt 4 ... Steal leader: Johnson 3

Brooke Kern

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