Posted On: 12/15/18 8:13 PM
Minot Ryan fans knew Shiloh was a tough matchup for them. Shiloh features the tallest player in the state and Ryan’s core strength is guard play. Shiloh took advantage of their size, collecting 17 offensive rebounds in a 71-55 home win
Minot Ryan senior Ben Bohl had a rough first half, shooting 2 of 10 but was aggressive and got to the foul line for 6 free throw attempts. Bohl’s trips to the line boosted his first-half scoring effectiveness. Mason Hedberg also had also had an effective first half going 3 for 10, to finish with 9 points.
Ryan’s other players only attempted four shots and scored 6 points. Ryan trailed 30-25 at the end of the half.
Meanwhile, Shiloh was getting a great game from their 6-8 senior Macauley Young. Young aggressively secured 6 offensive rebounds and finished the first half with 9 total rebounds. He wasn’t the only Shiloh player hitting the glass hard.
Shiloh secured a total of 13 offensive rebounds in the first period. Shiloh was also getting it done on offense. Jaden Mitzel scored 10 first-half points, going 5 for 11. Matt Reep was also effective scoring 8 points on 3 of 5 shooting.
If Shiloh kept making things hard for Hedberg and Bohl they were going to win. Ryan needed to do a better job of blocking out and figure out a way to slow Mitzel down. They also needed to shoot the 3-pointer better. They were only 2 for 10 on 3s in the first half.
Bohl continued to have a rough night shooting. He didn’t make a 3-pointer in the game, going 0-for-11 on 3s. Bohl finished with 17 points on 6 for 22 shooting. Hedberg ended with 24 on 7 for 17 shooting. Bohl and Hedberg combined for 41 points.
But it wasn’t enough to secure the win. Shiloh starting senior point guard Canaan Fagerland did a great job of sharing the ball ending the night with 10 assists. Shiloh put four players in double-digits; Reep (12), Trey Brunelle (13), Jaden Mitzel (20) and Young (19).
Young had a dominant showing with 19 points, 19 rebounds, and 1 block. Mitzel was named the Player of the Game. Shiloh won 71-55.
Shiloh 71, Minot Ryan 55
Ryan 9 25
Shiloh 13 17
Ryan: Ben Bohl 17, Mason Hedberg 24, Chinaza Udekwe 9, Jaxon Feller 3, Jeron Schmidt 2.
Shiloh: Canaan Fagerland 4, Matt Reep 12, Trey Brunelle 12, Jaden Mitzel 20, Macauley YOung 19, Cole Walth 2, Josh LArdy 1.