Eagles edge two opponents


Boys basketball

     Two-point wins on back-to-back days boosted the Midland High School boys basketball team during Tri-Rivers Conference action last week.

     The Eagles (2-3, 3-11) edged East Division opponent Bellevue Marquette 36-34, thanks to a 19-8 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter. Alex Martens scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the game, played Jan. 13 in Bellevue. Trace Jensen had seven rebounds and three steals. Martens also blocked two shots.

     Midland topped that one by scoring a 48-46 home win over Central City Jan. 14, a game that went into three overtimes. It was another big night for Martens, who scored 22 points and pulled down 19 rebounds. Fisher Bisinger had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Connor Harms had six rebounds. Kyle Paulsen made three steals, and Jensen had two. Jensen and Bisinger had three assists each.

     Prior to those wins, the Eagles suffered a 49-34 home loss to Springville Jan. 9. Martens had a double-double with 11 points and 1 rebounds, and also made four steals. Bisinger also scored 11 points. Jensen had five rebounds.



     Midland competed in a quadrangular meet Jan. 12 at North Linn in Troy Mills. The Eagles lost three duals, by scores of 54-18 to Lisbon, 52-18 to North-Linn and 48-27 to Maquoketa Valley.

     Landon Hunter, wrestling at 160 pounds, won all three of his matches, including one by fall. Trevor Gudenkauf went 2-1 at 120 pounds, winning twice by fall.

     Ty’Rique Turman won by fall against Lisbon. Getting falls against Maquoketa Valley opponents were Griffen Gravel and Kasper Heiken. Brett Schoenherr won by decision in the North Linn match.



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