Mandan News

Boys hoops team compete at Crusader Christmas Classic

During the Crusader Christmas Classic in St. Cloud, Minn., the Braves boys basketball team played three games, but were unable to grab a win at the tournament, which was held Dec. 27 to 29.

Mandan fell 47 to 74 to Melrose, Minn., in the opening round. The team was led in scoring by Erron Collins, who put in 19 points.

The Braves were only five points down at the closing buzzer in the second round, as they lost to Braham, Minn., 48 to 53.

Erron Collins scored a game-high 22 points for the Braves, but Mandan fell to Southland, Minn., 67-54 in the seventh-place game at the holiday tournament.

 

Crusader Christmas Classic results

Dec. 27-29

at St. Cloud, Minn.

Melrose, Minn. 74, Mandan 47

Dec. 27

Mandan (47): Erron Collins 2 6-8 19, Jacob Hanson 4 1-2 9, Ross Effertz 1 2-2 7, Dokken Olson 2 0-0 4, Nathan Schmidt 0 2-2 2, Keetan Wanner 1 0-0 2, Daniel Peterson 0 2-2 2, Dylan Horner 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11 11-16 47.

Melrose (74): Scottie Stone 11 0-0 25, Issac Sawyer 7 4-6 19, Ryan Elfering 4 0-0 10, Mitch Nichaus 2 1-2 5, Tyler Revermann 2 0-0 5, Nathan Goebel 2 0-0 4, Ty Reller 2 0-0 4, Jacob Himenkamp 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 5-10 74.

Halftime: Melrose 37, Mandan 20.

3-pointers: Man 4 (Collins 3, Effertz 1), Mel 7 (Stone 3, Elfering 2, Sawyer 1, Revermann 1). Fouls: Man 12, Mel 10. Fouled out: None.

 

Braham, Minn., 53, Mandan 48

Dec. 28

Man (48): Erron Collins 6 2-2 10, Nathan Schmidt 3 0-2 6, Ross Effertz 3 0-0 5, Daniel Peterson 2 0-0 4, Justin Fenster 2 0-0 4, Dustin Hermanson 2 0-0 4, Dokken Olson 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 5-8 48.

Braham (53): Sam Stigen 11, Zach Dahlman 10, Shawn Holtenkamp 9, John Larson 6, Randy Braund 4, Connor Tschumper 4, Chris Olson 3, Dylan Altendorf 2, Alec Olson 2. Totals 18 9-10 53.

3-pointers: Man 3 (Collins 2, Effertz 1), Braham 4 (C. Olson 1, Holtenkamp 1, Stigen 1, Dahlman 1). Fouls: Man 6, Braham 5. Fouled out: none

 

Southland, Minn., 67, Mandan 54

Dec. 29

Mandan (54): Erron Collins 8 4-4 22, Nathan Schmidt 4 0-0 8, Keetan Wanner 3 1-3 8, Dokken Olson 2 1-1 5, Ross Effertz 1 0-0 3, Austin Tweet 1 0-0 2, Daniel Peterson 1 0-0 2, Jacob Hanson 1 0-0 2, Justin Fenster 0 2-2 2. Totals 21 8-10.

Southland (67): Michael Goergen 21, Nick Schmitz 15, Decker Bendtsen 14, Luke Anderson 8, Chris Wolff 4, Alex Ruechel 3. Totals 21 18-21.

Halftime: Southland 36, Mandan 21.

3-pointers: M 4 (Collins 2, Effertz 1, Wanner 1), S 1 (Benson 1). Fouls: M 16, S 16. Fouled out: None.