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Stanley tops Divide County at Lions Basketball Tournament

Stanley – The Stanley boy’s basketball team cruised to a 87-27 win over Divide County at the Lion’s Basketball Tournament in Stanley.

There were a lot of positives for the Blue Jays in their first game of the season. “I thought our guys were really unselfish, a lot of times on our fast breaks our guys could’ve taken it themselves, but they looked to make the extra pass,” said Stanley Head Coach Kory Anderson

Another positive takeaway from the game was how balanced the Blue Jays attack was, all thirteen Blue Jays that dressed scored. “Our guys off the bench gave us a lot of good minutes, especially defensively,” said Anderson.

The offensive attack was not only balanced but quick hitting as well, “We pushed the ball well, off of rebounds we were able to get up the floor quickly,” said junior Ryan Nesheim.

The Blue Jays showed off plenty of individual talent as well. Logan Aadnes had a few highlight reel caliber assists and was the clubhouse leader for the highlight of the night. That was until Kaedyn Hanson stole the show in the 4th quarter, when he rattled the gym with a monstrous dunk that actually damaged the rim.

Wyatt Hanson led the Blue Jays balanced attack with 12 points, followed by Bray Meyer and Matt Patten who had 11 points each. Logan Aadnes and Kaedyn Hanson both chipped in 10 points.

The Blue Jays will play Ray on Thurday at approx. 7:30pm in the semi-finals of the Lions Tournament.

Half: Stanley 40, Divide 13.

Stanley: W. Hanson 12, Meyer 11, Patten 11, Aadnes 10, K. Hanson 10, Mansfield 8, Heidbreder 6, Nesheim 4, Kimberlin 4, Iverson 4, Macintosh 3, Enget 2, Dusek 2.

Divide County: Bird 13, Oien 7, Molloy 4, Deering 3

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  1. That’s great. Sounds like they have a opportunity to win the tourney. To my recollection, there has only been one other Blue Jay team to win what was one the Holiday Tournament.

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