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Boys Basketball: Tech downs Warriors in CLC contest

ST. CLOUD—Joey Sauer drained eight of 11 shots including three of five three-pointers and finished with 20 points as the Brainerd Warriors dropped an 83-71 Central Lakes Conference decision to the St. Cloud Tech Tigers Thursday.

Owen Davis added 12 points, Chris Karels 11 and Ben Staehling 10 for the Warriors who trailed 46-23 at halftime.

"We got down by 23 in a very lethargic first half," said Brainerd head coach Scott Stanfield. "We came out with great energy (the second half) and effort and cut the lead to 10 on a couple occasions.

"Tech shot well all night and made it difficult to sustain momentum. We struggled at the free throw line which made it difficult to set pressure later in the game."

Five Tech players reached double figures led by Trent Meyer with 16. The Tigers shot 50 percent (11-22) from three-point range and 60 percent (30-50) overall from the field.

Tech beat the Warriors 51-47 at Brainerd Jan. 9

"We will have a shoot around (Friday) prior to the Rogers game and prepare to play another quality team," said Stanfield.

Tech 46 37—83

Brainerd 23 48—71

ST. CLOUD TECH

Brady Underwood 9, Nate Trewick 15, Brevyn Spann-Ford 14, Kail Lindgren 7,James Kaczor 11, Trent Meyer 16, Odier Olange 10, Kedrik Osourah 1. FG 30-50 (60 percent), FT 12-23 (52 percent). 3-point 11-22 (50 percent).

BRAINERD

Ben Staehling 10, Mason Malone 6, Eric Martin , Tanner Lundberg , Chris Karels 11, Owen Davis 12, Gabe Smith , Joey Sauer 20, Connor Powers , Brandon Burggraff 3, Nathan Rud 3, Ben Westerberg , Taylor Shelito 6. FG 25-44 (57 percent), FT 8-17 (47 percent). 3-point 13-22 (59 percent). Conference: 7-6. Overall: 8-12. Next: host Rogers 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16.

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