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Raiders beat Bears, 68-58 in boys basketball

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Raiders beat Bears, 68-58 in boys basketball
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Everything came together on Tuesday night for the Hastings boys basketball team.

The Raiders beat White Bear Lake here, 68-58.

It was a big night for Craig Nielsen, who led the charge with 19 points. Joe Dittrich had 16.


It was just the fourth Suburban East Conference win of the season for Hastings. The Raiders are now 4-13 in the league and 7-18 overall.

White Bear Lake is now 7-10 in the SEC.

East Ridge continues to lead the SEC standing. They are 15-2. Cretin-Derham Hall is 14-3 and Woodbury is 13-4.

Hastings had nine players score in all. Here’s the rest of the scoring: Zach Wiese, seven; Ross Dylla, two; Alex Zuzek, three; Sam Skoyen, nine; Drew Pottinger, six; Brady Gullicks, four; and Josh Brown, two.

Hastings plays host to Mounds View on Friday night at 7:15 p.m.

Vs Stillwater

Hastings lost a close game to Stillwater on Friday night, 78-73. Hastings trailed 40-30 at halftime, but came back in the second and outscored Stillwater 43-38, but it wasn’t enough.

Skoyen had a big night for the Raiders, scoring 21 points to lead the way. Drew Pottinger had 16 and Joe Dittrich had 16.

Also scoring were: Christian Bronner, two; Dylla, seven; Carson Whyle, three; Gullicks, one; and Nielsen, seven.

Stillwater is now 8-9 in league play.

Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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