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Boys Basketball: Tigers win a thriller

NEW LONDON -- If the Section 3AA boys basketball tournament looks anything like Saturday's matchup between Morris/Chokio-Alberta and New London-Spicer, then fans are in for a real treat.

Jaret Johnson, left, and Camden Arndt, right, embrace Connor Koebernick after he hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Morris/C-A over New London-Spicer on Saturday. Curt Hogg / Tribune
Jaret Johnson, left, and Camden Arndt, right, embrace Connor Koebernick after he hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Morris/C-A over New London-Spicer on Saturday. Curt Hogg / Tribune

NEW LONDON - If the Section 3AA boys basketball tournament looks anything like Saturday's matchup between Morris/Chokio-Alberta and New London-Spicer, then fans are in for a real treat.

Connor Koebernick drained a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to cap a thrilling game and give the Tigers a 69-66 over the Wildcats at New London-Spicer High School.

Koebernick scored just five points on the night, but had the three biggest ones for Morris, which could run into NLS once again come section play in March. Jackson Loge and Camden Arndt did the Tigers' heavy lifting on offense with 22 and 20 points, respectively.

Arndt hit the game-tying jumper in the final minutes to eventually send the game to overtime before opening up the overtime period with a 3-pointer.

Brandon Adelman, who had a team-high 18 points, responded with a triple of his own right after Arndt gave Morris a three-point lead.

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Those would be the only points of the four-minute period until Arndt found Koebernick in the corner in the waning seconds, and the latter found the bottom of the net.

Ryan Wyganowski added 14 points for the Wildcats, who also got 12 points and eight rebounds from Brandyn Harlow.

Morris/CA 69, NLS 66 OT

Morris/CA (10-10) 35 28 6 - 66

NLS (12-8) 34 29 3 - 69

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Kyle Staebler 7, Camden Arndt 20, Conor Koebernick 5, Jackson Loge 22, Tate Nelson 4, Jaret Johnson 11 ... 3-point shots: Arndt 2, Koebernick 1, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leader: Loge 7, Johnson 8 ... Assist leader: Nelson 5 ... Steal leader: Johnson 1, Tyler Reimers 1

NEW LONDON-SPICER - Scoring: Brandon Adelman 18, Ander Arnold 10, Brandyn Harlow 12, Jon Kaelke 4, Caleb Maxwell 4, Schmidt 2, Tristan Thompson 2, Ryan Wyganowski 14 ... 3-point shots: Adelman 1, Arnold 2, Wyganowski 4 ... Rebound leader: Harlow 8, Adelman 7 ... Assist leader: Adelman 5 ... Steal leader: Arnold 1, Maxwell 1, Wyganowski 1

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