The Isle Huskies boys basketball record moved to 9-1, and 5-9 in the Great River Conference, following a split of two games last week–a win over McGregor and a loss to Hinckly/Finlayson. The Huskies travel to Wrenshall for a non-conference game against the Wrens Feb. 24, then wrap up the regular season with a road game versus Carlton on Feb. 28, before prepping for the postseason.


“We came out firing on all cylinders scoring 48 first-half points on the coat-tails of 17 points from Lucas Gross and 16 from Teagen Haggberg while holding the Mercs to just 29 points” was how Isle coach Travis Turgeon described his team’s first-period performance against the McGregor Mercs on Feb. 18. Turgeon mentioned how the second half was a different story.

McGregor had cut Isle’s lead to five points before the Huskies defense and some timely offense by Willy Stalker and Haggberg proved enough to earn the 10-point, 85-75 win.

A highlight for Isle in the win was Haggberg breaking the single-game rebounding record of 22 held by him and Neil Karg when he hauled down 14 offensive and 15 defensive rebounds to set a new school total of 29.

McGregor 29 46 75

Isle 48 37 85

Scoring: Haggberg 27, Gross 20, Stalker 20, Buehring 10, Big Bear 7, Risvold 1.


It was a battle of back and forth for the Isle Huskies and the Hinckley/Finlayson Jaguars, who squared off on Feb. 21. Each team held leads during the first half with the Huskies holding a slim 36-35 lead by intermission. “It seemed like Hinckley had a counter-move to every adjustment we tried to make throughout the game, and we ended up losing a close one, 68-55,” said Turgeon.

 Rush City 35 33 68

Isle 36 19 55

Scoring: Gross 21, Stalker 16, Haggberg 7, Smith 5, Buehring 3, Big Bear 3.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.