Maple Grove keeps Fredonia winless in divisional play

Photo by Scott Reagle
Fredonia’s Nico Pucci (23) and Reid Tarnowski (2) battle Maple Grove’s Simon Olson for a rebound Tuesday.

Photo by Scott Reagle Fredonia’s Nico Pucci (23) and Reid Tarnowski (2) battle Maple Grove’s Simon Olson for a rebound Tuesday.

Truman Purslow scored 16 points and Carson Crist added 15 as Maple Grove (4-2, 1-1) held off Fredonia, 60-52, Tuesday night in a CCAA West 1 high school boys basketball game.

The foul line proved decisive as the Red Dragons made 20-of-31 attempts while Fredonia (1-6, 0-3) was 12-of-19. Simon Olson and Purslow each made six connections from the charity stripe for the winners.

Maple Grove led, 31-21, at halftime as Crist had 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Purslow contributed seven points.

Fredonia got within three points in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t take the lead.

Nate Stewart scored a game-high 19 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds for the Hillbillies.

Purslow snared nine rebounds for the Red Dragons.

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