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Published January 12 2011

Cyr knocks down game-winning hoop as D-G-F tops Breckenridge in boys basketball

GLYNDON, Minn. – At the time, it seemed like a lot was going on, but it became pretty clear what happened at the end.

The Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton boys basketball capped a 30-point second half with Jedre Cyr scoring the game-winning layup with 6.2 seconds left only to be followed by multiple turnovers in a 47-45 win over Breckenridge on Tuesday.

“When we scored to take the lead, I felt pretty good,” said Cyr, who finished with 11 points. “After that, I was scared. The thing about Breck is they are a lot better than their record indicates.”

Cyr had plenty of reason to be nervous. Breckenridge (2-6) called a timeout a second after Cyr’s basket, only to turn the ball over after failing to inbound in five seconds.

That gave D-G-F (5-4) the ball and forced a foul on the first inbound.

But because D-G-F was not in the bonus, it had to rebound again, and that’s when chaos ensued.

Breckenridge was able to deflect the inbounds pass and get the ball in the post only to have a layup and a put back go off the rim when time expired.

“I thought our guys did a great job real late on the last play,” said Cowboys coach Dean Haugo. “They kept battling toward the end, and that should help us in close games later in the year.”

Cyr might have scored the game-winner on a layup, but it was the 3-pointer that helped the Rebels climb back to win the game.

D-G-F was down 22-17 at halftime and opened the second half with a 17-11 run to take its first lead of the game. Much of that run was fueled by Tanner Dufault.

The 5-10 junior guard nailed four 3-pointers, his only points of the game, helping D-G-F score 30 points in the half.

“We told our kids that they’re a very good 3-point shooting team,” Haugo said.

Here’s something else that proved Haugo’s point: Eight of D-G-F’s 10 field goals in the second half came off the 3-pointer.

Early on, however, the 3s were not dropping. Cyr hit D-G-F’s only 3-point in the first half, with Breckenridge making it difficult to score.

The Rebels on one possession passed for 90 seconds before getting a shot. Combine that defense along with Breckenridge’s 13 first-half rebounds, and it was easy to see why D-G-F was struggling.

That is until the last five minutes when D-G-F aggressively hit 3-pointers en route to setting up Cyr’s game-winning shot.

“We tried to go inside a lot in the first half, but they were playing post defense,” said D-G-F coach Jason Sunde. “In the second half, they were collapsing down and were kicking it out and taking shots. Sometimes that’s what you have to do.”

Half: B 22, DGF 17.

B: Herder 3, Anderson 3, Voss 11, Conzemius 8, Holzbauer 4, Rettig 15, Materi 1

DGF: Dufault 12, Johnson 11, Cyr 11, Dejong 13.


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