he Mitchell Loggers boys basketball team won their first game of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 18, as they defeated a team from Monument/Dayville 66-44.
>Mitchell boys get their first win of season with a 66-44 victory over Monument/Dayville
"Our boys are really starting to show team work, passing the ball and supporting each other," said team captain Alex Raber.
Pedro Motta and Neeko Rachor combined for 45 of the Loggers 66 points, and Raber added 11. The Loggers are now 5-1 on the season and don't play again until a Jan. 4, matchup at Adrian.
Mitchell's league season had started slowly with losses at Spray and Prairie City over the weekend. The Loggers fell to Spray on Friday, Dec. 14, 90-29 then lost to Prairie City on Saturday 79-22.
"We played against very good basketball teams over the weekend," said Raber. "We didn't compete well against Prairie City. I think our boys team was tired from playing a tough game the night before against Spray."
Mitchell girls fall to 0-6 on season
The Mitchell girls team dropped to 0-6 on the season, as they fell to all three teams. The Loggers lost on Friday to spray 53 -17, were beaten by Prairie City on Saturday 47-15, and fell to Monument/Dayville 51-16 on Tuesday.
The Mitchell girls team is made up almost entirely of foreign exchange students with no prior basketball experience.
"Our girls team is still learning," Raber said. "They are improving every time out from practice to practice and from game to game."
Anja Hohls led the Loggers in scoring against Monument/Dayville getting 12 of the team's 16 points. No other scoring information was available.
The Mitchell girls team is also off until a league game at Adrian on Jan. 4.