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MONTEVIDEO -- Austin VerSteeg stole the ball with 31 seconds remaining and converted a layup to give Minnewaska a 58-57 win over Montevideo on Friday night.

Riley Emery
Montevideo’s Riley Emery, right, goes up for a shot as Minnewaska’s Thorin Erickson defends on Friday in Montevideo. The Lakers won 58-57. TRIBUNE / Phil DeMore

MONTEVIDEO - Austin VerSteeg stole the ball with 31 seconds remaining and converted a layup to give Minnewaska a 58-57 win over Montevideo on Friday night.
VerSteeg finished with 21 points, and Riley Thompson also chipped in 15 points and snagged nine rebounds.
“We got a bigger lead in the second half, but they came back.” Montevideo head coach Dan Douglas said. “That was the big thing. They hit four 3s in the second half.”
The Thunder Hawks had a nine-point lead heading into halftime, but Minnewaska stormed back in the second half.
Troy Diggins scored 20 points and Travis Dreyer added 10 points in the loss for Montevideo.
The Lakers will play Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Monday, while Montevideo will play Marshall in the Marshall Fast Break Classic at Southwest MN State on Saturday.
Minnewaska 58, Montevideo 57
Minnewaska (3-4, 3-3) 25 33 - 58
Montevideo (3-2, 2-2) 34 23 - 57
Minnewaska
22-49 FG; 9-17 FT; 16 fouls … Scoring: Michael Gruber 3, Riley Thompson 15, Matt McIver 15, Greg Helander 2, Austin VerSteeg 21, Brandon French 2 … 3-point shots: Thompson 2, VerSteeg 2 … Rebound leader: Thompson 9 … Assist leader: Gruber 5 … Steal leader: 3 with 2
Montevideo
21-54 FG; 12-16 FT; 17 fouls … Scoring: Adam Kililbarada 6, Preston Herfurth 9, Riley Emery 8, Troy Diggins 20, Travis Dreyer 10, Spencer Hildahl 4 … 3-point shots: Kilibarada 2 … Rebound leader: Diggins 12 … Assist leader: Diggins and Jimmy Haff 3 … Steal leader: Haff 4

 

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