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Cardinals beat Minneapolis in championship game
Hoisington Winter Jam
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HOISINGTON — It seems likely that the Hoisington High School boys' basketball team remembered what happened last year in the Hoisington Winter Jam championship game.

Last year, the Cardinals met Minneapolis, which was then ranked No. 2 in Class 3A in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, and lost 53-46.

This time around, Hoisington took care of business and won the championship game 49-37.

"We kind of have a little bit of a rivalry going with Minneapolis," Hoisington head coach Kyle Haxton said. "We've played each other so much over the past four years. They've beat us in our tournament twice and they beat us in the sub-state tournament.

"Now we've beat them a few times, too. We definitely get up to play Minneapolis. I think that Saturday was a time-to-prove-ourselves game."

The Cardinals, now ranked No. 7 in 3A, jumped ahead 15-3 in the first eight minutes.

Cody Stetler, Hoisington's towering center, scored seven of his game-high 15 points in the first quarter to lead the charge.

"He had a triple-double," Haxton said of Stetler. "He wasn't just big for us with points. He had a huge night with rebounds and blocked shots as well. I haven't totaled it up yet but one of the media guys told me he had over 12 blocks at one point in the fourth quarter, and I know he had over 12 rebounds.

"He was a dominating presence on defense for us, and he got us some momentum early in the game on offense."

After the first quarter, Minneapolis struggled to gain ground, but only outscored the Cardinals in the second quarter 13-10.

Derrick Kaiser added a pair of 3-pointers on his way to 14 points.

Andrew Voxall scored 11 points to lead Minneapolis.




At Hoisington






Hoisington 49, Minneapolis 37


     Trent Schremmer 3 1-2 7, Cody Stetler 6 3-5 15, Ryan Becker 1 0-0 2, Anthony Broeder 2 1-2 5, Taylor Crawford 2 0-0 4, Derrick Kaiser 4 4-5 14, Zach Gaddis 1 0-1 2. Totals 19 9-15 49.


     Josh Macy 0 2-2 2, Andrew Voxall 3 5-8 11, John Darrow 3 2-2 9, Alex Johnson 2 0-0 5, Alex Voxall 3 2-3 8, John Kelly 1 0-0 2, Connor Nace 0 0-2 0. Totals 12 11-17 37.

Hoisington   15  10  10  14  —  49

Minneapolis   3  13    8  13  —  37

     Three-point goals — Hoisington 2 (Kaiser 2); Minneapolis 2 (Darrow, Johnson).