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Sartell Basketball falls to Fergus Falls

Sartell lost by a point to Fergus Falls on January 15th.

Sartell lost by a point to Fergus Falls on January 15th.

Hunter Boelz

Sartell lost by a point to Fergus Falls on January 15th.

Hunter Boelz

Hunter Boelz

Sartell lost by a point to Fergus Falls on January 15th.

Sartell Basketball falls to Fergus Falls

January 18, 2019

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the Sartell Sabres Boys Basketball team hosted the Fergus Falls Otters for a big CLC matchup. The Sabres entered the game, with a 9-1 record with a 5-1 record against CLC opponents.  The Otters entered the game with a 7-5 record and a 4-2 record against CLC opponents.

The Otters got out to a small 4 point lead early behind a couple lay-ups, but the Sabres answered back and took a 1 point lead with 10 minutes left in the first half. The game remained close throughout the first half, with each team only being up 4 points at one portion of the game. The half ended with the Sabres ahead 34-30 fueled by a 12 point half from senior forward, Luke Tillotson.

Brandon Beek
Sabres Boy Basketball halftime score against Fergus Falls Otter

The Sabres and Otters played another close half where neither team was able to build a double-digit lead. After 11 minutes of play time in the 2nd half, the Sabres and Otters each had 57 points. The Otters were able to jump out to a small 3 point lead with 4 minutes left to play. With 17 seconds left to play, Fergus Falls made a 2 point shot that would secure their 72-71 win over the Sabres. The Sabres were led in scoring by senior forward, Thomas Gieske, with 26 and senior forward, Luke Tillotson, had another 21 points. The Sabres currently have a 9-2 season record and will travel to Willmar on Friday, January 18th, 2019 for another big CLC matchup against the Willmar Cardinals.

Brandon Beek
Sabres Boys Basketball fall to Otters on January 15, 2019

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