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Gael boys stop Cougars

MANSON — The St. Edmond boys got back on track here Thursday night, scoring a 61-51 victory over Manson Northwest Webster.

Andrew Gibb scored a game-high 27 points, including 19 in the first half as the Gaels built a slim 31-27 advantage.

Jerris Duncan had nine, Jed Tracy added eight and Jackson Kochendorfer had six points for St. Edmond (5-6 overall).

“We were a lot more patient in the second half,” SEHS head coach Adolph Kochendorfer said. “If we didn’t have something, we reversed the ball and kept moving it to find a good look.”

For the Cougars (2-9), Kaden Hanson had 16 points, Riley Peters 12 and Brian Pearson 10. Hanson hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to conclude the first half.

Tracy also had seven assists, with Kochendorfer and Gibb each adding seven rebounds. Sean Newell had four points and five rebounds, with Duncan adding five boards.

“Kids stepped up and hit big shots,” Kochendorfer said. “We showed plenty of energy and hopefully we can do the same here moving forward.”

Gibb moved into third on the school’s career scoring list, passing Andy Nagel. The senior now has 1,187 points.

St. Edmond returns to action Friday night at Iowa Falls-Alden. Manson Northwest Webster plays at Emmetsburg.

In the junior varsity contest, the Gaels won, 19-17, as Kase Baker scored six.

ST. EDMOND 61, MANSON NW 51

St. Edmond — Andrew Gibb 27, Jackson Kochendorfer 6, Jed Tracy 8, Jerris Duncan 9, Mitchell Rasmussen 5, Sean Newell 4, Cael Kolacia 2.

Manson NW — Kaden Hanson 16, Brian Pearson 10, Riley Peters 12, Carson Bower 4, Derek Girard 4, Dawson Estergaard 3, Austin Anliker 2.