Tigers fall to DeLaSalle in Class 3A quarterfinals, 71-66

(ABC 6 News) – The Stewartville Tigers looked to make some noise in their first appearance in the state tournament Tuesday.

The Tigers took on the 3-seed DeLaSalle in the quarterfinals at Williams Arena. Stewartville fell behind early and took a 12-point deficit into the break, 35-23.

Stewartville would narrow the gap to three In the second half, led by Tegan Malone with 14 points, Henry Tschetter added 14. The Islanders PJ Pounds II finished with 20 points and helped the Islanders close out the game wining 71-66.

“We decided to stick with our scheme a little bit normally as you saw out there today, we switched our defenses quite a bit, trying to keep the team off-guard. They kind of got us to a pace where we couldn’t execute in. We still have a very good defense, but at the end there we ended up having to go outside of our comfort zone,” Head Coach Parker Lyga said.

DeLaSalle will face 2-seed Orono Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Target Center. The Tigers will take on Hermantown in the consolation bracket Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Concordia University

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