Tigers struggle as the regular season approaches the end

The New England boy’s basketball team played host Feb. 5th to non-conference opponent Grant County.

Photo by Kevin SchaeferAlex Nielsen scores two more for the Tigers in their loss to the Grant County Coyotes.
Photo by Kevin Schaefer
Alex Nielsen scores two more for the Tigers in their loss to the Grant County Coyotes.

Kevin Schaefer

Herald Editor

Posed Feb. 8, 2013

Although Garret Fitterer controlled the opening tip and Levi Hollinger quickly knocked down an uncontested layup, New England would never lead again in the contest. On the Coyote’s first possession they swiftly tied the game with a short field goal. After a Tiger turnover, a Coyote swept the lane and finished off the play with a fan pleasing ‘dunk.’ A few ticks of the clock later Grant County nailed their first of ten of the night from three-point land. After one minute and 44 seconds of play, the Coyotes led 7-2. Austin Fitterer skillfully passed the ball to Hollinger who was streaking down the lane and the Tigers had two more points. Grant County scored the next six points with a pair of made field goals which drew fouls and they were successful on those tosses also. With 5:11 showing on the clock a time out was called to attempt to throw a ‘kink’ in the Coyote’s rhythm. Following the break Grant County nailed another ‘bomb.’ Lane Herberholz drove all of his 5′ 8” into the Coyote forest surrounding the basket. He missed the shot, but did draw the foul. Lane went one-for-two from the line. A short time later, Herberholz’s aggressive defensive play resulted in a steal and he found an open Hollinger. Two more Tiger points. Levi followed that up a a trey. Brady Bender stepped in front of a Coyote pass, spotted Levi and New England was two points closer. The Coyotes scored on a field goal and a trey before Daniel Prince knocked down a pair from the charity stripe, and one from the field. End of one, and the Coyotes began to realize that they had a battle on their hands leading only 21-16.

Grant County scored 14 points in the second quarter, but the Tigers wouldn’t go away as they scored 13.

The third quarter scoring was exactly the same as the second as the Coyotes scored 14 and the Tigers 13 again.

The fourth quarter saw the Tigers scoring 26 points, but the Coyotes scored 27 and Grant County held their losses for the year at four. Twice to Shiloh Christian and once each at the hands of South Border and Heart River.

Grant County 76,

New England 68


GC 21 35 49 76

NE 16 29 42 68

Levi Hollinger 28, Daniel Prince 19, Lane Herberholz 8, Alex Nielsen 5, Brady Bender 3, Austin Fitterer 3, Garrett Fitterer 2.

3-pointers: GC 10 (Roehl 8, Iverson 2), NE 6 (Hollinger 3, A. Fitterer 1, Herberholz 1, Prince 1). Fouls: GC 20, NE 22. Fouled out: GC Boyer, NE A. Fitterer.

Heart River 66,

New England 44


HR 26 46 53 66

NE 6 22 35 44

Daniel Prince 9, Lane Herberholz 7, Levi Hollinger 7, Brady Bender 6, Austin Fitterer 4, Garrett Fitterer 4, Ian Fitterer 3, Ty Nordby 2, Alex Nielsen 2. Totals 18 3-7 44.

3-pointers: HR 7 (Kudrna 3, Hecker 2, Ewoniuk 1, Olson 1), NE 5 (Bender 2, Hollinger 2, I. Fitterer 1). Total fouls: HR 12, NE 11.

Bowman County 62,

New England 43

NE 13 25 28 43

BC 22 27 40 62

Levi Hollinger 22, Austin Fitterer 12, Ty Nordby 4, Brady Bender 2, Daniel Price 2, Alex Nielsen 1. Totals 17 4-7 43.

BC (62): Tanner Fischer 6, Brandon Orcutt 9, Chandler Braaten 8, Brandon Fischer 5, Colter Braaten 25, Michael Palczewski 9. Totals 22 14-18 62.

3-pointers: NE 5 (Hollinger 3, A. Fitterer 2), BC 4 (Braaten 4). Fouls: NE 18, BC 15. Fouled out: none.

New England 56, Beach 33


Beach 6 15 25 33

NE 13 34 46 56

Daniel Prince 12, Levi Hollinger 12, Austin Fitterer 9, Lane Herberholz 5, John Urlacher 5, Mason Stang 4, Ian Fitterer 3, Brady Bender 3, Ian Fitterer 3, Garrett Fitterer 2, Ty Nordby 1 , 3-pointers: B 1 (Skoglund), NE 5 (A. Fitterer 2, Urlacher 1, Herberholz 1, Bender 1).

Submitted photoPlaying defense for the Tigers, from left: Daniel Prince, Austin Fitterer, Garret Fitterer, Lane Herberholz and Alex Nielsen.
Submitted photo
Playing defense for the Tigers, from left: Daniel Prince, Austin Fitterer, Garret Fitterer, Lane Herberholz and Alex Nielsen.


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