Bomber Boys go 3-0 to win Crusader Classic

Braham Boys Basketball ran the tables to win last week’s Crusader Classic holiday tourney hosted at St. Cloud Cathedral. The Bombers got 18 points from both Anthony Bias and Cameron Braund, along with 12 points from Tyler Vaughan and 11 from Shaun Hollencamp, to knock off tough Mandan, ND 69-65 in the Dec. 30 championship battle.

“We got better during the tournament, especially on defense,” noted Braham Coach Bob Vaughan. “Mandan is rated fifth in North Dakota’s big -school class. They are a very good team, but we were ready for them since they won the tournament last year. We played superbly.”

The Bombers opened the tourney by slipping past Melrose 79-76. Vaughan posted the triple-double with 30 points (6 3s), 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Braund (14) and Hollencamp (10) added double-digit scoring.

In the semis, Braham held off the host Crusaders 64-55 when Vaughan scored 26 and grabbed 14 rebounds. Braund (11 reb/7 pts), Drew Klemz (8 reb/6 pts) and Sam Stigen (8 pts) aided in the victory.

Braham 104, Onamia 49

• On Jan. 3, Braham rolled to a 104-49 win at Onamia in GRC action. Bias hit 4 three-pointers and finished with 34 points. Vaughan scored 23, Hollencamp added 10 points, and Braund led on the boards with 15 rebounds.

GRC Boys Basketball

Braham 4-0, 9-1; Isle 3-1, 5-2; Rush City 2-1, 2-5; Onamia 2-2, 3-4; Ogilvie 2-2, 2-2; Aitkin 2-2, 3-4; Hinckley-Fin. 2-2, 2-4; Pine City 1-3, 1-7; East Central 0-5, 0-8.