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Dominant 3rd Quarter Helps CAM Eliminate Stanton as Michael Holste and Jordan Winther Combine for 36


(Anita) Michael Holste scored 19 points and fellow senior Jordan Winther added 17 to help keep CAM's boys boys basketball season alive. The Cougars improve to 4-18 on the season with a 16 point district opening win over Stanton. The Vikings end their campaign at 6-15.

 

CAM's 22-5 third quarter proved to be the difference in a 63-47 win over Stanton Monday night. The Cougars trailed by one at halftime and didn't need long into the second half to race past the Vikings. The game was very tight in the first half with the teams being tied at 14-all after one and Stanton holding a slim 27-26 halftime edge. CAM tried to take advantage with an 8-0 run early in the 2nd quarter to go up 22-14, but Stanton responded with their own 11-0 run and led by 1 at the break. CAM got a big three from Tyler McAfee right at the end of the first half that opened the door for a big 2nd half.

 

In the third quarter it was all CAM. Seniors Michael Holste and Jordan Winther carried the offense while the rest of the team put the clamps on defensively. The Cougars stretched their lead up to as many as 19 in the second half and took good enough care of the ball to hold off Stanton's charge. The Vikings did make a run at it, closing the gap to nine points in the final minutes, but it was too little too late.

 

Brady Johnson led the Vikings with 16 points and David Sorenson had 14. The Vikings were forced to play much of the game without Peter Sorensen who left with an injury in the first quarter.

 

In addition to Holste and Winther combining for 36 points, Connor Bell added 13 off the bench as CAM moves on to play Nodaway Valley Thursday.

 

Click here for the postgame with CAM coach Brian Fogleman

 

Click here for the postgame with Jordan Winther and Michael Holste