Indee boys win one of three


The non-conference games were a problem for the Independence boys basketball team last week, but they did win their only Dairyland Conference matchup.

The Indees were thumped by Spring Valley 72-49 last week Monday (no further information was reported to the Times) before beating Gilmanton 77-67 on Thursday and then losing to Necedah 65-46 on Saturday.

Independence enters this week with a  6-13 record and 4-8 mark in Dairyland Conference play. They were slated to host the DC-Small Division’s top team, Blair-Taylor on Tuesday of this week before heading to New Auburn on Thursday. Their last scheduled regular season game is set for next week Thursday at Alma/Pepin. 

Independence 77 GHS 67

Led by Chris Killians’ near triple-double effort, the Indees came out on fire.

Killian scored 13 of Independence’s final 17 points in the first half as they took a 43-29 lead into halftime.

The teams were evenly matched in the second half as Gilmanton made the game closer, but the Indees made their free throws late in the game to clinch the win.

Killian finished with 25 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Indees while Ben Pyka added 12 points and nine rebounds and Tyler Kingbury scored 12 points with five rebounds. Dylan Marsolek and Creed Brenner both had eight points for the Indees while John Halama and John Roskos had six. Halama added seven rebounds.

NHS 65 Independence 46

It was too little too late when Independence’s offense got going.

The Indees managed just 15 points in the first half as they trailed by 14 at the intermission.

Independence more than doubled the first half point total in the second half, but they couldn’t slow Necedah down as the Cardinals won by 19.

Roskos led Independence with 11 points, one more than Killian while Kingsbury added eight, Marsolek and Pyka both scored six and Brenner finished with five.


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