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By Amber Hayden
GLENWOOD CITY — The Hilltopper men’s regular season came to an end last Thursday evening, February 21, with their last game against the Spring Valley Cardinals.
It was a hard-fought game for both Glenwood City and Spring Valley as they passed regulation and into not one but double overtime.
“It was another hard fought game by both teams again needing two more overtimes to earn a victory,” Toppers head coach Tristan Kittilson said.
The Hilltoppers were lead by Dillon Hierlmeier with 16 points overall. Hierlmeier hit a trey and a double one in each of the overtimes. He finished up his night with five doubles, a triple and was three-of-three from the line.
Brandyn Hallquist had another solid night from outside the arc with three triples and two buckets from inside the paint, tallying up at 13 points.
“Both teams had a chance to win in regulation and in overtimes, and just couldn’t get it down,” Kittilson explained. “In the end Spring Valley made a few more plays then we did.”
The Spring Valley Cardinals’ top three shooters had no problem making their way to the net from outside the arc or underneath as Aaron Borgerding netted 18 points, Trevor Stangl hit four big shots and four fouls for 16 points and Dylan Bosshart added in 13 points for the Cardinals.
Hadin DeSmith and Tanner Davis put up 16 points between the pair. DeSmith hit the backboards for three doubles and was one-of-two from the foul line before leaving the game due to fouls, while Tanner Davis netted a trey and three doubles.
The last Topper to add to the final point total was Ethan Hanson, with five points overall stemming from two doubles and he was one-of-five from the line.
“[I] Was proud of my guys fight and effort to the last whistle,” stated Kittilson.
The Hilltoppers began their playoff move last evening, Tuesday, against the #8 Grantsburg Pirates. A win would move Glenwood City on to a Friday evening, March 1, game against #1 Clear Lake.
At the time of publication the Tribune Press Reporter only had the stats from Spring Valley and comments from head coach Kittilson.
GLENWOOD CITY 50, SPRING VALLEY 55
Glenwood City……..……15 23 7 5 – 50
Spring Valley.….….……25 13 7 10 – 55
TEAM STATISTICS (FG-FT-F-TP)
Glenwood City— B. Hallquist 5-0-4-13, D. Hierlmeier 6-3-5-16, H. DeSmith 3-1-5-7, E. Hanson 2-1-0-5, T. Davis 4-0-2-9.
Spring Valley— T. Stangl 4-4-2-16, A. Borgerding 4-9-1-18, L. McMurrin 4-0-3-8, D. Bosshart 3-5-1-13.
GC— B. Hallquist 3, D. Hierlmeier 1, T. Davis 1;
SV— T. Stangl 4, A. Borgerding 1, D. Bosshart 2.