Mohawk edges New Brighton
Mohawk (40) Vs. New Brighton (39)
Dec 23, 2009
The Warriors survived a hectic final minute to defeat New Brighton in a Section 2-AA contest.
Mohawk (1-1 section, 3-2 overall) was down 39-34 with three minutes remaining and outscored the Lions (0-1, 3-2) 6-0 down the stretch.
Jake Grim, who tallied a game-high 19 points, put the Warriors within one at 39-38 with his first of two consecutive layups. His second gave Mohawk a 40-39 lead with over 10 seconds remaining.
The Warriors then accidentally fouled a New Brighton player, allowing potential game-winning free throws. But the front-end of the one-and-one bounced off the rim and Mohawk escaped with its first section victory of the year.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our kids,” Warriors coach Kevin Wrona said. “They never quit. We just kept battling and battling.”
Mohawk played without junior forward Colin Bredl, who will miss the rest of the season because of shoulder surgery.