Playing on back to back nights in their quest for a regional crown, the Macks (26-1, 13-1 Western Cloverbelt Conference) fell behind early to the Blackhawks (21-6, 11-3 Eastern Cloverbelt Conference), but came back to take a slim four-point advantage into halftime.
Neither team could pull away from the other, and though Owen-Withee stayed within a possession or two throughout the second half, McDonell continued to hit timely shots and stayed just out of reach. In a low scoring, defensive battle in front of a jam-packed gym, it was the Macks who proved their mettle at crunch time, finishing the game off from the line with clutch free throws and claiming a regional championship for the eighth time in nine years.
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Senior guard Eddie Mittermeyer sparked the Macks offense again and again, hitting 6 threes and ending with a game-high 24 points. Senior guard Aidan Misfeldt continued his strong play on both ends of the floor and tallied 10 on the night, while senior guard/forward Canan Huss battled foul trouble but hit clutch free throws when it mattered, scoring all 7 of his points from the foul line and in the second half.
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