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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Thunder Hawks lose 2 of 3 in Marshall tourney

  • After winning their opening round game in Marshall’s holiday tournament against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, Montevideo’s shooting went cold as the Thunder Hawks were defeated by Marshall and Mankato East.
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  • After winning their opening round game in Marshall’s holiday tournament against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, Montevideo’s shooting went cold as the Thunder Hawks were defeated by Marshall and Mankato East.
     
    The Thunder Hawks, who are now 6-4 on the season, have road games with Yellow Medicine East on Friday at Granite Falls and on Tuesday at Sauk Centre.
     
    Montevideo 72, TMB 59
    After seeing their 17-point halftime lead trimmed to a single point, the Thunder Hawks regrouped for a 13-point win over Tracy-Mil­roy-Balaton on Thursday.
     
    With Dazhown Coleman scoring nine points and Troy Diggins and Jimmy Haff eight each, the T-Hawks put a season-high 46 points on the scoreboard in the first half.
     
    But the young Panthers team, with just one senior on the roster, scored 15 unanswered points, capitalizing on Montevideo turnovers, to pull within 47-46 with 10:51 remaining.
     
    Montevideo scored seven straight points in a 33-second span to regain control. Diggins hit Preston Herfurth with a long pass for a layup. Spencer Hildahl took a charge on the defensive end, and Jordan Thompson drained a three-pointer from the right corner. Coleman followed with a steal and layup for a 62-51 lead with 4:07 to play.
     
    Thompson finished with 18 points, all coming on three-pointers. Coleman add­­ed 14 points. Panthers sophomore Josh Kirk led all scorers with 21 points.
     
    Marshall 64, Monte 34
    The Thunder Hawks ran into a hot-shooting Marshall team on its home floor on Friday.
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    The Tigers, who won their seventh straight game after opening with two losses, shot 67 percent from the field. The Thunder Hawks, meanwhile, shot just 32 percent from the floor.
     
    Marshall used its rebounding advantage to score several transition baskets.
     
    The only Montevideo player to score in double figures was Dazhown Cole­man, with 10 points. Senior guards C.D. Douglas and Riley Sharbono had 16 points each for Marshall, which won all three of its games in the round-robin tournament.
     
    Mankato East 61, Monte 53
    The Thunder Hawks couldn’t overcome a big first-half deficit and fell to Mankato East on Saturday.
     
    Montevideo trailed by 17 points midway through the first half, but fought back to get within 31-25 at halftime.
     
    The Cougars built their lead back up to 12 points in the second half and Monteviddeo never got closer than five points the rest of the way.
     
    Jordan Thompson scored 20 points for Montevideo, going 5-for-10 from the field, with three three-pointers, and 7-for-7 from the foul line. Troy Diggins added 10 points and Dazhown Coleman eight.
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