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Boys basketball: Patriots take title at Wheaties Classic

Patriot forward Zach Sjoblad goes for a fadeaway jump shot over a Mora defender on Wednesday, Dec. 27. Dan Determan / Echo Journal 1 / 3
Patriot guard Jordan Schommer makes a pass in the Patriots game against Mora on Wednesday, Dec. 27. Dan Determan / Echo Journal 2 / 3
Austin Young takes the ball up court in the Patriots' victory over Mora Wednesday, Dec. 27. Dan Determan / Echo Journal3 / 3

Zach Sjoblad finished with 21 points and Jordan Schommer added 14 as the Pequot Lakes patriot boys basketball team held on to defeat the Hermantown Hawks 64-63 in the championship game of the Wheaties Wallin Holiday Classic in Pequot Lakes on Thursday, Dec. 28.

Sjoblad and Schommer each were named to the all-tournament team as they helped the Patriots improve to 6-1 on the season.

Hermantown 30 33—63

Pequot Lakes 46 18—64

HERMANTOWN

Noah Soumis 27, Connor Bich 12, Peter Soumis 4, David Birkeland 15, Kaden Kucza 3, Dalton Everett 2. FT 9-14 (64 percent). 3-point 4.

PEQUOT LAKES

Austin Young 7, Chase Larson 2, Dylin Ackerman 2, Sean Ryan 5. Jordan Schommer 14, Owen Seidl 3, Zach Sjoblad 21, Tyler Manley 8, Zach Senst 2. FT 6-9 (67 percent). 3-point 3. Overall: 6-1.

Patriots 69, Mustangs 40

Zach Sjoblad pumped in 28 points to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots past the Mora Mustangs 69-40 in the opening round of the Wheaties Wallin Holiday Classic on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

The Patriot had nine players in the scoring column, with Chase Larson scoring nine points and Schommer chipping in with eight.

Mora 19 21—40

Pequot Lakes 31 38—69

MORA

Kaden Smart 2, Cal Wright 20, Matt Venhuizen 5, Coleton Steffen 2, Chase Oslin 3, Lucas Athey 2, Drew Elvehjem 4, Caleb Weaver 2. FT 6-16 (38 percent).

PEQUOT LAKES

Austin Young 4, Chase Larson 9, Dylin Ackerman 6, Sean Ryan 6, Jordan Schommer 8, Zach Sjoblad 28, Tyler Manley 4, Zach Senst 4, Vincent Miska 2. FT 6-9 (67 percent).

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