Senior guard Brett Berg­eson became the 10th player in the history of Montevideo basketball and the sixth boy to score 1,000 career points when he hit a jump shot from the left wing with 13:36 to play in the Thunder Hawks’ 77-34 drubbing of BOLD on Tuesday at Bird Island.


Senior guard Brett Berg­eson became the 10th player in the history of Montevideo basketball and the sixth boy to score 1,000 career points when he hit a jump shot from the left wing with 13:36 to play in the Thunder Hawks’ 77-34 drubbing of BOLD on Tuesday at Bird Island.

Bergeson, a four-year starter, needed 19 points to reach the milestone and he got off to a fast start, scoring  14 points in the first half.

“Good for Brett, the guy’s earned it,” said Montevideo coach Dan Douglas. “The guy’s an incredible shooter. He’s put so much time in on that part of his game.”

The Thunder Hawks, who are now 5-1, will play Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, Mankato East and Marshall in a holiday tournament at Southwest Minnesota State University Dec. 28, 29 and 30.

Monte 75, Sauk Centre 41
The Thunder Hawks put the defensive clamps on Sauk Centre in the second half to pull away for a 75-41 win here Friday.

Montevideo opened the second half on a 9-2 run and steadily pulled away.

Colton Vien led the way with 23 points, Brett Bergeson added 19 and Brett Erickson scored 11 points coming off the bench.

Scoring by halves
Sauk Centre 27  14  — 41
Montevideo 35  40  — 75
Monte — 28-42 FG; 10-15 FT; 28 rebounds; 17 fouls. Scoring: Colton Vien 23, Jake Douglas 10, Brett Berg­eson 19, Austin Hoehne 4, Brett Erickson 11, Ryan Maroney 3, Jesse Brace 3, Derek Rodeberg 2. Rebounds: Douglas 7, Vien 7, Phillip Ward 4. Assists: Hoehne 3, Brace 3. Steals: Doug­las 2, Bergeson 2, Hoehne 2. 3-point FG: 9-17 (Bergeson 5, Vien 2, Brace 1, Maroney 1).

Montevideo 77, BOLD 34
The Thunder Hawks opened the West Central Conference South season by crushing the Warriors 77-34 on Tuesday at Bird Island.
Montevideo held the Warriors (2-2) to just 27 percent shooting from the field.

“Defensively, we played really well,” said Monte­video coach Dan Douglas. “(BOLD) had been scoring in the 60s and 70s.”

With Brett Bergeson scoring 14 of his game-high 19 points, the T-Hawks led 41-19 at halftime. Jake Douglas added 14 points and Kyle TeBeest 10, as 11 Thunder Hawks got into the scoring column.

Scoring by halves
Montevideo 41  36  — 77
BOLD 19  15  — 34
Monte — 31-57 FG; 10-14 FT; 34 rebounds; 11 fouls. Scoring: Colton Vien 9, Jake Douglas 14, Kyle TeBeest 10, Brett Berg­eson 19, Phillip Ward 4, Austin Hoehne 9, Jesse Brace 4, Brett Erickson 2, Matt Fischer 2, Jake Vatthauer 2, Grant Tufto 2. Rebounds: Douglas 7, Vien 5, Erickson 5. Assists: Vien 5. Steals: Bergeson 4. 3-point FG: 5-12 (Bergeson 3, TeBeest 2).