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Nohl's tip at buzzer gives Morris/CA win

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GLENWOOD -- Corey Nohl's tip-in just beat the final buzzer and gave Morris/Chokio-Alberta a 67-66 win over Minnewaska in a key West Central South Conference boys basketball game on Tuesday.

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Minnewaska led 66-65 with 11 seconds left and was at the free-throw line. But both foul shots were missed and the Tigers grabbed the rebound and raced upcourt. A three-point attempt with three seconds left missed and, after Eric Riley kept the ball alive with a couple of tips, Nohl tipped the ball in just ahead of the horn to win the game.

"It was a great high school basketball game," said Minnewaska coach Phil Johnsrud. "Both teams played well. We were so far extended to defend that three-point shot that we didn't get back to avoid the tip."

Johnsrud said the final few seconds were like a scrum.

"There were bodies all over the floor," he said. "Everyone was crashing the boards and (Morris/CA) just tipping at the ball until it went in."

Morris/CA was missing starting post Jackson Henrich to an illness. The Tigers entered with a one-game lead over Minnewaska in the conference. They now hold a two-game advantage with three games remaining.

Lincoln Arnold had 16 points, Cory Hennen 14 and Nohl 10 for the Tigers (13-0, 18-1).

Shane Bosek led all scorers with 21 points for the Lakers (10-2, 12-5). Ben Peters added 18 points and Brady Johnsrud had 10 points and seven assists.

Morris/CA 67, Minnewaska 66

Morris/CA (13-0, 18-1) 28 39 -- 67

Minnewaska (10-2, 12-5) 27 39 -- 66

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 28-44 FG (3-9 3-pt); 8-15 FT; 22 rebounds; 23 fouls ... Scoring: Cory Hennen 14, Corey Nohl 10, Alex Erickson 9, Eric Riley 2, Lincoln Arnold 16, Cole Riley 10, Mac Kampmeier 6 ... 3-point shots: Hennen 2, Erickson 1 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

MINNEWASKA - 22-29 FG (6-8 3-pt); 16-25 FT; 22 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Cory Holten 2, Brady Johnsrud 10, Mike Whittemore 7, Shane Bosek 21, Jake Mikkelson 6, Eric Elbe 2, Ben Peters 18 ... 3-point shots: Whittemore 1, Bosek 2, Mikkelson 2, Peters 1 ... Rebound leaders: Bosek 6, Peters 5, Ryan Kleven 5 ... Assist leaders: Johnsurd 7 ... Steal leaders: no leader

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