The Montezuma Braves were in action on 104.9 FM KBOE Tuesday night, and they battled through a hard fought game to get a slim win over Colfax-Mingo, 63-57.
The Braves were able to remain unbeaten despite a great effort from the visiting Tigerhawks. C-M committed 26 turnovers and played much of the first half without top players Jared Myers and Jacob Lietz, but found a way to have a chance to tie the game in the closing segments down only two. A turnover ended the Tigerhawks (10-6) chance to force OT, but it was still a great effort from Head Coach John Borts’s team, as four players were in double figures.
Montezuma moved to 16-0 with the win, and they also had four players in double figures. Brody McKeag led the way with 21 points, and he added 3 assists and 5 steals. Dakota Strong didn’t have the shooting stroke Tuesday night, but still found a way to drop in 14 points. Logan Price had 13 and Zach Townsend had 12 with 7 rebounds.
In the first game of the night, the Montezuma girls dominated Colfax-Mingo, 56-22. That moves the Bravettes to 17-1 this season.
Montezuma will be back in action on Friday on the road at Lynnville-Sully in a huge clash of South Iowa Cedar League West Division leaders. You can hear the action with John Martenson and Al Rabenold on 104.9 FM KBOE, on the KBOE mobile app, and kboeradio.com. The action starts with the Brown’s Shoe Fit Basketball Countdown at 5:30.