TRIBES FALLS TO 16TH RANKED TEAM IN THE NATION DAKOTA COUNTY IN OVERTIME

Chayton York defends in weekend games in Inver Grove Heights, MN
Chayton York defends in weekend games in Inver Grove Heights, MN

Thunderbirds give defending three time Region XIII Champions all they can handle on the road. Rob McClain Jr. pours in 33 points and a school record 25 rebounds in the 93-91 loss.

In a game that featured 16 ties and 12 lead changes the Dakota County Knights were able to outlast United Tribes 93-91 in overtime.  The Thunderbirds were hot early from the perimeter and jumped out to a 10 point lead in the opening minutes of the first half.  The Blue Knights chipped away and were able to close the gap to 50-46 heading into the lockerrom at the half.  In the second half neither team would lead by more than 4 points.  The Blue Knights sent the game to overtime with two free throws and the score tied at 81.  In overtime Tribes was clinging to a 91-90 lead when Adreon Waldington was able to score a contested shot in the lane to put the Blue Knights up 92-91 and seal the game for Dakota County. Rob McClain Jr.  paced the Thunderbirds with 33 points and a school record 25 rebounds.  He also had 6 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals.  Montel Carlow added 17.  Chayton York had 16 points and a game high 7 assists.  Joe Sazure III provided a spark off the bench with 13 points.  

The Thunderbirds return home for a three game stand.  They face off with Region 9 opponent Sheridan College on Friday night at 7:30 pm at the Thunderdome.