Esko at Aitkin
Cuinn Berger’s 35 points propelled the Esko Eskimos after a slow start for a 90-61 win over the Aitkin Gobblers Boys Basketball team in a big Section 7-2A match up Tuesday night.
Aitkin jumped out in front early by slowing down the Eskimo’s speed on the defensive end to lead 7-2 in the 1st half. Couple by turnovers, the Gobblers’ offense had difficulty answering 20 points from Berger and 14 from Makoi Perich before taking a 50-26 halftime lead.
The second half belonged to Berger as he collected 15 points, all of which came from 3pt-range. Berger hit 9-of-13 made 3-pointers for Esko which were opened by Aitkin accounting for 18 turnovers. The Eskimos now have won 8 of their last 9 games. Aitkin was led by Landon Janzen with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Esko is now 13-2 on the season with 6-0 record in Section 7-2A and they hit the road to take on Barnum on Friday. Aitkin is now 3-9 with the Gobblers heading to Detroit Lakes on Thursday.
Aitkin Stats (19-29 FT; 24 rebounds; 18 turnovers): Landon Janzen 19pts, 10rebs; Gus Sanford 16pts, 4rebs; Jaeland Williams 9pts, 2rebs; Alex Palm 7pts, 4rebs; Eli Christy 6pts, 3rebs; Braedyn Smith 3pts; Breckyn Williams 2pts
Esko Stats (13-22 FT; 27 rebounds; 10 turnovers): Cuinn Berger 35pts, 7rebs; Makoi Perich 26pts, 7rebs; Dalton Spindler 6pts, 5rebs; Nicholas Swanson 6pts, 1reb; Brett Lillo and Carter Herman 4pts; Carter Zezulka 3pts, 1reb; Sam Haugen 3pts; Brae Male 2pts, 2rebs; Chad Hart 1pt, 2rebs; Connor Lahti 2rebs; Keone Anderson and Mason Perich 1reb