Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sample Briefs

Originally published: January 17, 2015

TYLER – Russell-Tyler-Ruthton fell 64-45 to Central Minnesota Christian on Friday night.
Brett Knudsen led the Knights with 14 points in the loss.
Isaiah DeRuyter added 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks for RTR.
RTR (3-9) will play at Southwest Minnesota Christian tonight.

WABASSO – Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop defeated Wabasso 65-34 on Friday night.
GFW (13-2, 8-0 Tomahawk) was led by Seth Schuette, who scored 20 points.
Tony Franta led Wabasso with nine points. He also grabbed three rebounds in the loss.
Colton Taylor chipped in seven points for the Rabbits.
Wabasso (1-15, 1-8 Tomahawk) will play at New Ulm Cathedral on Friday.

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Vikings run away from SMSU

Originally published: January 5, 2015

MARSHALL – For a young team like Southwest Minnesota State, a game against a top-25 opponent can put things into perspective.

The Mustangs lost 96-77 to No. 13 Augustana on Saturday night, and, in the process, found out that they still have a ways to go as a team.

“What you see is a team that has been through some battles, and we’re not there yet,” SMSU coach Brad Bigler said. “We have to find a way to be a more complete team on both ends of the floor.”

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Mustangs suffer first NSIC loss at hands of Upper Iowa

Originally published: December 8, 2014

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State is a young team with four freshmen and three sophomores in the regular rotation.

Inconsistency is to be expected.

That inconsistency was on full display in the Mustangs’ 78-74 loss to Upper Iowa on Saturday night.

“Tonight was a good reminder that we have a long ways to go. We have a team that can play with anybody, but also the margin of error that we can lose to anybody,” SMSU coach Brad Bigler said. “Our freshmen looked like freshmen tonight. Our guys who have not been through the consistent battles showed it tonight. We just have to work through that.”

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Mustangs breeze past NMU

Originally published: December 1, 2014

MARSHALL-SMSU redshirt freshman MJ Delmore has made it a habit of providing a spark off the bench for the Mustangs this season.

The Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin native scored 18 points and made four of six three pointers in SMSU’s 78-58 win over Northern Michigan on Saturday.

His 18 points were a career high.

Delmore entered the game for the first time with the team trailing by two. His first shot of the night ended a 1-9 start from the field for the Mustangs.

“We were able to play MJ with Drew [Osmundson] a little more tonight, which provided him some open opportunities to catch and shoot,” said SMSU coach Brad Bigler. “He took advantage of the moment, and showed what he’s capable of doing.”

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