Draining a three-pointer in the first half Feb. 17 in the Braham gym, senior Tyler Vaughan joined the 3,000-point club in Minnesota high school basketball in style. Vaughan kept rolling to total 33 points in the Bombers’ 102-41 thrashing of the visiting Tigers.
After scoring 37 points in the Feb. 21 victory over Moose Lake-Willow River, Vaughan now has 3,051 career points. He is seventh all-time in MN boys basketball history– just four points behind sixth-place Cole Olstad of Plainview-Elgin-Millville (2011 grad). Vaughan owns the state three-point shooting record which he broke way back on Dec. 13.
• On Feb. 21, Braham zipped past visiting Moose Lake-WR 98-66 after leading 50-32 at the break. Vaughan sunk 7-of-12 three-pointers amid those 37 points, along with finding teammates for 14 assists and making 5 steals. Bias hit four ‘3s’ to score 21. Braund doubled up with 14 points and 10 rebounds, adding 4 steals. Also contributing to the win were Zach Dahlman (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Drew Klemz (8 points).
The Rebels are now 14-9 and positioned to be the No. 3 seed in the 7AA South (behind Braham and Esko).
GRC Boys Basketball
Braham 15-0, 22-1; Hinckley-Fin. 11-4, 11-7; Isle 10-5, 14-7; Ogilvie 7-7, 8-9; Rush City 7-7, 7-11; Aitkin 7-8, 8-15; Onamia 5-9, 7-14; Pine City 3-12, 4-19; East Central 1-14, 1-19.