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Boys Basketball: Orono trumps Montevideo in Marshall Invite

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

MARSHALL — The Orono Spartans of the Wright County Conference topped Montevideo 57-45 on Wednesday in the first day of the Marshall boys basketball invitational at the college.

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The Spartans (3-4), who play a schedule dominated by AAA schools and even a few AAAA, led 29-26 at halftime.

 The Thunder Hawks Jesse Brace led all scorers with 18 points. Troy Diggins added a dozen more to the scoring column while Ryan Maroney finished with 10 points and 5 assists.

Brace led the Thunder Hawks with 4 rebounds and Diggins and Jordan Thompson each pulled down 3 boards.

Brace and Diggins both had a pair of steals for Monte.

Matt Heussner’s 12 points led seven Spartans scoring at least six points.

The Spartans’ Noah Grothe had a game-high 8 rebounds and Pete Duxbury scored 7 points and dished out 6 assists. He also had 5 steals.

Orono also got to the free throw line 20 times and hit 13 while the T-Hawks hit 3 of 6 foul shots.

The T-Hawks will play Tracy-Milroy-Balaton today back at Southwest Minnesota State and then Mankato East at Marshall High on Friday. Both games are scheduled for 6:15 p.m.

Orono 57, Montevideo 45

Orono (3-4)    29  28 — 57

Montevideo (2-3)    26  19 — 45

ORONO – 20-45 FG (4-14 3-pt); 13-20 FT; 29 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Matt Heussner 12, Pete Duxbury 7, Ethan Larson 6, Chandler Perry 4, Tom Gardner-Austin 7, Sam Sustacck 6, Andy TenEyck 2, Ben Turnham 6, Noah Grothe 2, Cole Hennings 6 … 3-point shots: Heusssner, Duxbury, Perry, Sustacck  … Rebound leaders: Grothe 8… Assist leaders: Duxbury 6 … Steal leaders: Duxbury 5

MONTEVIDEO – 18-42 FG (6-16 3-pt); 3-6 FT; 26 rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Ryan Maroney 10, Jesse Brace 18, Jordan Thompson 2, Troy Diggins 12, Derek Bruns 2, Ricky Schmitz 1 … 3-point shots: Maroney 2, Brace 3, Diggins  … Rebound leaders: Brace 4, Diggins 3, Thompson 3 … Assist leaders: Maroney 5, Diggins 3, Thompson 3 … Steal leaders: Brace 2, Diggins 2

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