CHOF at Bethany Thoughts

Back to back adventures with CHOF as I see them on the road tonight after Saturday's game vs St. Croix Lutheran. Always nice to a game at an MCAA gym with classy fans. I missed out on the pizza though, shameful.

After Bethany gets the 1st triple of the game, CHOF goes on a 16-2 run over 7:30 for a 16-5 lead. Bethany goes scoreless for 7 minutes before they break the run. The lead stays at 10 before Cody Sarbacker nails back to back triples for CHOF against a Bethany 2-3 zone and adds 4 more points in an 11-1 run over the last 2:30 of the half. 36-17 Lions at the break. Nate Fiscus with 12 points and 5 rebounds in the half. Sarbacker also with 12 for CHOF.

CHOF opens the 2nd half with 12 of the 1st 14 in the 1st 3 minutes of the half to extend the lead to 48-19. The only remaining drama of the night is when will the mercy rule take over. Bethany holds off the mercy rule until 54 seconds remain. CHOF was up 34 with 8 minutes left. CHOF wins in a rout, 76-39.

Ben Peters with 10 points for Bethany. Another long season for the Eagles, but they'll return all 5 starters next season. They fall to 2-7. Their schedule now moves to mostly MCAA games. A trip to Trinity and a home game with Heritage await in the next 3 days.

CHOF improves to 5-5 with the win. Nate Fiscus with 23 points and 9 rebounds for CHOF. He now has 994 career points. He looks to pass the 1000 point mark at home vs a very good Park Christian team on Saturday afternoon. Park Christian's only loss is to North Dakota recruit Brandon Brekke and East Grand Forks by 2 points. They're arguably the #1 seed in section 6A as they won at Norman County East after that loss to EGF. Read the list of all Minnesota D1 and D2 recruits in the 2009 class here.

Steve Froemming from Steven's Sports Report also did the game. Read his thoughts here.

1 comment:

  1. It's an interesting journey for us. I was talking to a friend today and he pointed out this is the third version of the Lions that there has been this year. We played the first part of the year without Cody and Tyler, then we had the whole team for 2 games, now we have to finish the year without Cole. I think if Cody can gain some confidence, figure out how to feed the posts, annd if Eckman can keep getting better, we will be just fine; at least until we have to face NLA or Transitions in the tourney.


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