Thanks to a 26-point scoring effort by Aidan Rebel, the New England Tigers were able to withstand a furious fourth quarter rally by the visiting Killdeer Cowboys and win a 60-51 decision Friday.
By Brad Mosher
Killdeer scored 21 points in the final quarter but the Tigers scored 23 to hold off the visitors and claim the victory.
After a slow start, the Cowboys tied the game at 11-11, but fell behind 24-21 at halftime.
Daylon Danks led the Cowboys with 24 points, while Kacen Gartner had 11 and freshman Tyler Hansen put in eight. Kostner Benz-Weber added four, while Keith Dukart and Michael Moreno each scored two.
The Tigers also got 18 points from Jaxon Hewson, while Pablo Ruez added eight and Logan Wolf scored four points. Zach Madler added two points.
The Cowboys hit 12 of the 20 attempts at the free throw line and connected on three long-range scores.
The Tigers only had two three pointers while hitting 13 of 21 attempts at the free throw line during the game.
The loss dropped the Cowboys to 0-8 in Region 7 play and 0-18 overall.
Beulah adds to woes
The Cowboys went on a road trip Monday to Beulah and left with their ninth loss in Region 7 play and fell to 0-19 for the season.
The Miners handed Killdeer a 69-34 defeat.
The Cowboys had a quick turnaround, when they played Richardton-Taylor at home Tuesday evening.
The team followed it up with a road trip to Parshall Thursday for its third game in four days.
The Parshall Braves, as of Monday had a 6-9 overall record, were 2-2 in Region 8 and had an 0-3 record in District 15.
Host Trinity in regional finale
The Cowboys will have a week off before they host the Trinity Titans in the regular season finale at 7 p.m.
After Monday’s game, the Titans were a half-game behind Glen Ullin-Hebron and Beulah in the regional standings.