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Tecker, Tigers take two

Superior Telegram The Northwestern boys basketball team improved to 6-1 overall Saturday with a 56-34 win over the Cumberland Beavers. The victory puts Northwestern at 3-1 in the Heart O' North Conference behind Hayward (4-0) and Bloomer (4-1). H...

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Northwestern’s Nate Pearson (43) goes up for a dunk attempt in front of Cumberland’s AJ Becker (24) in the first quarter of the Tigers game in Maple on Friday night. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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The Northwestern boys basketball team improved to 6-1 overall Saturday with a 56-34 win over the Cumberland Beavers.

The victory puts Northwestern at 3-1 in the Heart O’ North Conference behind Hayward (4-0) and Bloomer (4-1). Hayward handed the Tigers’ their only loss so far this season.

Northwestern also picked up a non-conference victory Thursday when Alex Tecker’s basket at the buzzer gave the Tigers a 67-66 victory over the Washburn Castle Guards in Washburn.

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The game was tight throughout. The Tigers led 17-16 after one quarter, the game was tied 36-36 at the half and 52-52 after three quarters.

Trailing by one point, the Tigers called a time out with seven second remaining. Northwestern had to take the ball the length of the court before Tecker’s game-winning basket.

Tecker finished with 17 points, and Nate Pearson had 13 points.

Washburn senior Cody Tomlinson finished with a game-high 29 points, including 12 from beyond the arc. Trevor Cook and Brant Schick each added 12 points for the Castle Guards, now 3-2 on the season.

Washburn was coming off a 113-104 win over Duluth’s Lakeview Christian Academy. Bjorn Broman led LCA with 63 points.

 

Northwestern.................. 17     19     16     15  - 67

Washburn....................... 16     20     16     14  - 66

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Northwestern - Riley Stowers 9, David Bethards 5, Steven Kastern 9, Tyler Little 6, Mike Lindsay 6, Dylan Yrjanainen 2, Nate Pearson 13, Alex Tecker 17.

3-point goals - Stowers, Bethards, Kastern.

Washburn - Cook 12, Reykdal 2, Carrier 8, Schick 12, Bouchard 3, Tomlinson 29.

3-point goals - Cook, Tomlinson 4.

 

Cumberland.................... 7      8       2       17  - 34

Northwestern.................. 11     22     8       15  - 56

Cumberland - Bryan Bielmeier 17, Aaron Turcott 6, Ethan Roeschlein 4, AJ Becker 4, Baline Stetler 2, Peyton Rose 1.

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3-point goals - Bielmeier 2.

Northwestern - Alex Tecker 10, Matt Lindsay 10, David Bethards 6, Steven Kastern 6, Tyler Little 6, Dylan Yrjanainen 5, Brandon Copp 4, Nate Pearson 4, Riley Stowers 2, Logan Moreau 2, Mike Lindsay 1.

3-point goals - Bethards 2, Mike Lindsay.

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