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Short-handed Tigerhawks can't overcome slow start in loss to BGM

Jan. 22—BROOKLYN — A slow start was the difference for the short-handed Colfax-Mingo boys' basketball team on Friday.

The Tigerhawks trailed 9-0 after one quarter and never quite recovered during a 41-38 loss to BGM in South Iowa Cedar League action.

Colfax-Mingo trailed 21-10 at halftime before outscoring the Bears 28-20 in the second half.

Harrison Rhone led all scorers with 18 points and he added two assists and three steals.

But Colfax-Mingo played the game without Cael Bracewell, Jared Lewis and Elias Hostetter, who have started a combined 34 games this season.

Brandon Kite tallied nine points, six rebounds and two steals, Xavier Woods added five rebounds and three steals and Isaiah Lewis grabbed six boards.

Joe Earles made his season debut and contributed seven points, six rebounds and two blocks. Kaden Dalton grabbed four rebounds and Konner Dalton pulled down three.

The Tigerhawks (4-9, 3-7 in the SICL) shot 27.3 percent from the floor, made 3-of-16 from 3-point range and buried 11-of-18 from the free-throw line.

Colfax-Mingo out-rebounded the Bears 32-28 but turned the ball over 20 times.

BGM was led by Beau Burns, who had 15 points and six rebounds. Dominic Coleman scored 10 points.

The Bears (5-8, 4-6) shot 40 percent from the floor, made 2-of-10 from 3 and connected 7-of-19 from the foul line. They also turned the ball over 20 times.

The win pushed the Bears in front of Colfax-Mingo 10-9 since 2015.