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Colfax boys begin season with one loss, one win

Starting the season off on the road against a very strong Cochrane-Fountain City team, the Colfax boys came out on the short end, losing 57-46 to the Pirates Nov. 30, but started conference play at Mondovi four days later and beat the Buffaloes.

Cochrane-Fountain City

The Pirates were coming off a 16-8 season and finished third in the Large Dairyland Conference a year ago. Kedar Davis had the hot hand early for the Vikings as he came up with eight of the team’s 15 first half points on  two triples and a deuce, but Colfax gave up 27 points and ended the first half down by 12.  Aliymu Davis did his best to keep the Vikings in the game however, as he scored 15 of his game high 17 points after the intermission on both a trio of treys and short range shots while Andrew Harmon added nine points on three deuces and three free throws. It wasn’t enough as the Vikings’ defense allowed the Pirates to go on several scoring runs whenever they got close to them.

“We had too many defensive lapses where we didn’t move our feet fast enough,” coach Garrett Maas said. “We ended up in foul trouble and put them at the free throw line too many times. We played well at times but we didn’t play together which led to some runs by our opponents,” he added.

The Pirates knocked down 13 of 24 foul shots while the Vikings hit 10 of 16 in the game.

COCHRANE-FOUNTAIN CITY (57) -FG-FTM-FTA-TP- N. Urell 3-5-8 13, M. Baecker 5-0-0-12, J. Cieminski 4-0-0-8, A. Murphy 2-1-2-5, N. Torsell 1-2-2-4, C. Speltz 2-0-0-4, L. Gabel 0-4-6-4, P. Blahaik 2-0-2-4, C. Hunger 1-1-2-3

COLFAX (46) A. Davis 7-0-0-17, K. Davis 4-2-2-12, Harmon 3-3-7-9, J. Rudi 2-3-5-6, B. Prince 0-2-2-2

THREE POINTERS: A. Davis 3, K. Davis 2, Braecker 2, Urell 2


Harmon broke out for a career high 16 points which included nine on three triples in the first half but it was 22-22 at the break. Mondovi is expected to be a contender for the conference title this year but the Viking’s defense, despite getting into foul trouble, held the Buffaloes to just 15 second half points. Harmon added his fourth trey of the game to go with a pair of deuces while Prince found the basket from behind the arc twice to help the Vikings earn a conference win.

“This was a good win for us with the tough schedule we have early in the season,” Maas said. “We played better as a team but we had three kids in foul trouble late in the game and had to have some bench players step up.”

Mondovi was 10 of 16 from the charity stripe while Colfax was 4 of 6 but they drained eight treys while Mondovi had only one.

COLFAX (44) Harmon 6-0-0-16, Prince 2-0-0-6, K. Davis 1-2-3-5, J. Larson 2-1-1-5, Rudi 2-0-0-4, A. Davis 1-1-2-3, A. Knudson 1-0-0-3, I. Lee 1-0-0-2

MONDOVI (37) B. Larson 6-5-7-17, S. Hayes 1-3-4-5, G. Poeschel 1-1-3-4, T. Parker 2-0-0-4, B. Olson 1-1-3-3, H. Evans 1-0-0-2, B. Purdy 1-0-0-2