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Boys Basketball: Warriors claim sixth straight victory

ST. MICHAEL--Kobe Ahonen posted 22 points and 15 rebounds during the Brainerd Warriors' 70-43 win over the Buffalo Bison in their Section 8-4A game Thursday.

Kobe Ahonen
Kobe Ahonen

ST. MICHAEL-Kobe Ahonen posted 22 points and 15 rebounds during the Brainerd Warriors' 70-43 win over the Buffalo Bison in their Section 8-4A game Thursday.

It was Brainerd's sixth win in a row while the Bison fell to 2-9 overall.

Ahonen was 6-for-12 from the field and 9 of 11 at the foul line. He helped Brainerd outrebound the Bison 41-26.

Michael Russell tallied 18 points for the Warriors drilling five threes.

"We played our most complete game of the year, with a number of guys playing well," Warriors coach Scott Stanfield said. "Kobe Ahonen had another double-double and Chris Pederson (8 points, 4 rebounds) played well inside.

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"We had great contributions off the bench from Hunter Brown and Jaden Miller. Michael Russell was his usual self and had another terrific game.

"It was another good win against a section team. We have a few days to recover and get ready for Alexandria at home on Tuesday."

Buffalo 26 17 - 43

Brainerd 33 37 - 70

BUFFALO

Thomas Bean 4, Dylan Rohlin 5, Mitch Gabrilcik 4, Brytan Matzke 4, Brandon Weber 9, Dusty Willert 11, Noah Evans 6. FG 17-51 (33 percent), FT 5-5 (100 percent). 3-point 4-18 (22 percent).

BRAINERD

Luke West 2, Michael Russell 18, Jack Geraets 7, Jaden Miller 4, Hunter Brown 6, Chris Pederson 8, Kobe Ahonen 22, Dyllan Vanek 3. FG 23-53 (43 percent), FT 14-19 (74 percent). 3-point 10-21 (48 percent). Overall: 10-2. Next: host Alexandria 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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