Rabbits coast past Chargers

Staff photo by Jeremy Behnke Wabasso’s Noah Anderson looks for an open teammate as Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Benjamin Pearson defends on the play during Friday’s boys’ basketball game at MVL.

NEW ULM — A balanced scoring attack helped lead Wabasso past Minnesota Valley Lutheran in Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball on Friday night.

The Rabbits (9-5, 5-4) had four players hit double figures and were led by sophomore guard Noah Anderson, who scored 20 on the night, including five 3-pointers. Jayden Goblish hit four 3-pointers to finish with 19 points and Isaac Kronback had 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Sam Fenger scored 17 points and had four rebounds and Karson Bock finished with 9 points for the Rabbits.

The Chargers also had four players in double figures, led by Cole Thompson’s 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Garrett Parker scored 14 points on 7-of-7 shooting and he pulled down eight rebounds.

Kyler Flunker finished with 13 points for MVL and Ben Pearson scored 10 points as MVL’s record dropped to 2-12 overall and 2-8 in the Tomahawk.

The Rabbits grabbed the early 9-2 lead thanks to a pair of 3s from Anderson and Bock and they never looked back.

The Chargers managed to cut the deficit to 18-14 on a 3 from Pearson and later got a basket from Flunker to cut Wabasso’s lead to 21-18. But the Rabbits went on an 11-0 quickly and the lead grew to 32-18 after a 3 from Bock.

Bock hit another 3 to put the lead at 35-20 and Anderson’s 3 made it 42-22 with 3:06 left. Wabasso took a 45-28 lead into the break.

It was more of the same in the second half as Wabasso continued to keep the lead around 20 points. A three-point play from Kronback put Wabasso up 61-38 with 10:21 left and the Rabbits weren’t tested during the second half.

Wabasso hosts Canby on Monday while MVL travels to first-place Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Tuesday.


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