New England edges Hettinger, New Salem

The Tigers edged visiting Hettinger-Scranton in its den Tuesday (Jan. 22) by a 53-50 margin.
The winless Nighthawks dropped to 0-4 in Region 7 and 0-13 for the year with the loss in New England.
The Tigers improved to 1-2 with the team’s first Region 7 victory, while climbing to 4-7 for the year.
It was the second straight win for the Tigers after the team knocked off visiting New Salem/Almont by a 52-48 margin at home.
The New England Tigers got off to a good start against New Salem/Almont Saturday in New England.
The host team held the lead after the first quarter (11-8) and half (31-25).
The visiting Holsteins took the lead midway through the third quarter on Evan Henke’s three-pointer, making the score 34-32 over the Tigers.
Aiden Rebel put the Tigers back in front just before the third quarter ended, 39-38.
The two teams battled in the fourth quarter with Rebel putting the Tigers ahead to stay with three-point play with 3:37 left in the game (46-45).
The Tigers went on a 6-1 run until the Holsteins picked up a pair of free throws with nine seconds left.
Rebel led the Tigers in scoing with 21 points, while Gabe Sorenson added 13 and Jaxon Hewson put in 10. The Tigers also got four points from Logan Wolf and two from Cooper Granger.
The Holsteins were led by Evan Henke’s 16 points, while Tayden Soupir added 13. Logan Becker and Jayden Seltzer each scored four points, while Peyton Leingang had three points.
The New England squad will go to Hazen Friday for a 7 p.m. showdown with the Bison, then hits the road a day later for a game at Mandaree, starting at 5:30 p.m.
The team will travel to Richardton-Taylor Jan. 29 before hosting Mott-Regent Feb. 1 in New England.

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