Napoleon Homestead Sports

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January 13, 2021

Imperials Come From Behind To Take 5th In Stutsman County Tourney

After being behind after three quarters, the Napoleon Gackle-Streeter boys’ basketball team rallied in the final stanza to beat Medina-Pingree-Buchanan 53-45 for a fifth place finish in the Stutsman County Tournament.

Imperial head coach Bryan Schumacher and his squad offered a nice scoring balance as three players reached double figures with junior Kayden Sperle leading NGS with 16, including one triple. Sophomore post player Trenton Erbele had a double-double with a dozen points and a dozen rebounds. Junior Jaxcen Glatt netted 10 on the night. Other Imperials scoring were: Ethan Johnson 9 (1-3), while Payton Haas, Jordan Kuipers and Dylan Kuipers each added two.

The Imperials shined from the charity stripe as they netted 17-19 (90%) on 14 Thunder fouls. MPB was 4-6 (67%) on 13 NGS fouls. MPB’s Joshua Moser was the lone player to foul out of the contest.

The first quarter was a rough one for NGS as they only managed 6 points and found themselves trailing 6-13. After the sluggishness wore off and NGS found themselves trailing 13-27 in the second frame, they managed to put together a rally as they only found themselves down 19-27 at halftime.

The momentum carried over into the. . .