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WILLMAR — MACCRAY’s Carter Asche finds himself subjected to that strange benchmark for basketball success reserved only for really good players. Asche is averaging 21 points, 15 rebounds and almost four blocked shots per game.
Jack Jensen, 1, seems to have a handle on this basketball thing. Jensen, the son of MACCRAY assistant basketball coach Adam Jensen and wife Hallie, played around on the court between games at the Bremer Bank Holiday Classic on Saturday at Willmar High School. “He’s kind of a natural,” Adam Jensen said with a laugh. “He grabs it and goes right to the hoop.” Jack actually does come by it naturally: Dad, a 2005 Benson graduate, is the Braves’ No. 3 career scorer with 1,336 points.
Players from three area boys prep teams will get a little taste of college basketball at this weekend’s annual Bremer Bank Holiday Classic. Willmar and its two tournament opponents, New London-Spicer and Benson, will play using a 35-second shot clock. And, for the first time, the Classic will feature an eight-team, jamboree-type schedule instead of the four-team bracketed playoff format. The tournament begins with NLS playing MACCRAY at 2 p.m. Friday, followed by Windom playing Sauk Centre at 4 p.m., BOLD playing BBE at 6 p.m.
ACGC Falcons West Central Conference Coach: Adam Schumacher (5th year) 2013-14 recored: 2-14 conference, 2-20 overall. Returning Starters: Abbie Halvorson (5-4, Sr., G), Kaitlyn Moore (5-10, Sr., G) Keys to Season: The Falcons will look for contributions from Payton Wilner (Sr., G), Madison Whitcomb (Jr., G), Shalie Halvorson (Jr., G), Morgan Erickson (Jr., G), Kendra Miller (So., F) and Maree Lee (So., G). “Discipline, focus and process are the most important phrases within the Falcon program,” Schumacher said.
ACGC Falcons West Central Conference Coach: Terry Miller (271-272 record) 2013-14 record: 9-6 conference, 21-8 overall. Returning Starters: Brody Larson (5-10, Sr., G), Colton Minnick (6-3, Jr., W), Adam Johnson...
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