Hallman drains 40-footer to secure win for A-C

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 19, 2007

TRUMAN &8212; Trailing by two with seconds left the Alden-Conger boys&8217; basketball team had its prayers answered when Sam Hallman&8217;s 40-foot shot found nothing but the bottom of the net as time expired giving the Knights a 54-53 win over Truman, Tuesday.

Hallman&8217;s buzzer beater capped a 22 point, 10 rebound night for the senior who helped his team get the win in a game that saw it lose a 14-point lead at one point.

Andy Cords finished with 14 points, Paul Little added 12 and Mitchell Kleinschrodt dished out seven assists.

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&8220;It feels good to get that first one,&8221; Alden-Conger head coach Bill Hintz said as his team improved to 1-2 on the season.

Owatonna 65, Albert Lea 45

OWATONNA &8212; The Albert Lea girls&8217; basketball team got off to a slow start and could not close the gap on Owatonna Tuesday falling 65-45.

The Huskies built a 25-13 halftime advantage by going inside where two 6-footers dominated the paint.

Albert Lea cut down on its turnovers, but still struggle with its shooting and was outrebounded for the first time this season.

The Huskies hit 80 percent of their free throws on the night while the Tigers were just 50 percent shooters from the stripe.

Albert Lea did get a strong game from Heather Greibrok who had 11 points to lead the way while Abbey Arends added 10.

The Tigers are back in action Friday when they host Austin in another Big Nine Conference battle.

NRHEG 61, K-W 42

NEW RICHLAND &8212; The New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva boys&8217; basketball team handled Kenyon-Wanamingo with ease 61-42 Tuesday night.

Brad Kruckeberg led the Panthers with 18 points and eight rebounds while Dakota Tracy had 12 points.

The Panthers are now 3-1 on the season and host Mankato Loyola Friday night.