Bomber boys begin GRC defense with victory

Coach Vaughan’s MBCA Hall induction celebrated:  A big night at the Braham gym Dec. 6 saw the Bomber boys basketball team rack up a 93-52 victory over Rush City in the teams’ Great River Conference opener.

Braham head coach Bob Vaughan received a big hug from Activities Director Tim Malone at the end of the Dec. 6 program commemorating Vaughan’s induction into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in November. “We want to thank Coach Vaughan for all he’s done for us,” spoke Malone.

Braham head coach Bob Vaughan received a big hug from Activities Director Tim Malone at the end of the Dec. 6 program commemorating Vaughan’s induction into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in November. “We want to thank Coach Vaughan for all he’s done for us,” spoke Malone.

The evening began with a tribute to Coach Bob Vaughan being inducted into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association ‘Hall of Fame” a month earlier. Activities Director Tim Malone emceed the short program and unveiled a banner honoring the accomplishment. After the game, both Braham and Rush City fans stuck around for refreshments in a nice gathering.

Eighth-grade starter Ryan Larson popped a ‘3’ for the Bombers’ first points in the game, then Connor Tschumper scored six straight points as Braham took the lead for good at 9-4. Returning point guard John Larson followed by knocking down a three-pointer, then he passed behind his head on a drive for a sweet assist to Zach Dahlman. Two steals led to two J. Larson scores and forced a Tiger timeout just over six minutes into action.

The Bombers’ offensive output kept increasing as the game continued, and the team went into the locker room with a 61-32 lead on the scoreboard.

“We really passed the ball well against Rush City. Balanced scoring was a positive, too,” commented Coach Vaughan.

   A large banner marking the honor was unfurled in the Braham gym during the pre-game ceremony. Retired teacher and avid Bomber fan Darwin Nelson shot the photo of Coach Vaughan and designed the banner.

A large banner marking Coach Vaughan’s Hall induction was unfurled in the Braham gym during the pre-game ceremony. Retired teacher and avid Bomber fan Darwin Nelson shot the photo of Coach Vaughan and designed the banner.

John Larson finished with 11 assists and 26 points to lead in those categories, and Ryan Larson added 8 assists to go with his 10 points. Tschumper scored 21 points and had 7 rebounds, and Dahlman totaled 16 points and 8 rebounds. Randy Braund had 5 points and 2 assists, and the Larsons combined for 10 steals against the Tigers.

• Braham’s first win of the 2014 season came Dec. 3 at home when the boys worked past Mora 88-75. Dahlman hit 5-of-8 three-pointers to lead the way with 36 points, and he doubled up with 15 rebounds against the section-partner Mustangs. J. Larson also had a nice line with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. Tschumper delivered 17 points, and R. Larson scored 12 in the home victory.

 
•  On Dec. 10, the Bombers went to 2-0 in the GRC with a 76-45 win over Hinckley-Finlayson.
Senior Zach Dahlman scored 16 points and had 8 rebounds in the win over Rush City.  Against Mora, Dahlman had a monster 36-point/15 rebound effort in the victory.

Senior Zach Dahlman scored 16 points and had 8 rebounds in the win over Rush City. Against Mora, Dahlman had a monster 36-point/15 rebound effort in the victory.

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