April 16, 2021

Stevens County Times

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Loge sets school record, drops 51 against Benson

Jackson Loge maneuvers around a defender during a recent MACA boys basketball game. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times

Junior Jackson Loge dropped 51 points, a new school record, in a win over Benson last week. The record of 49 points previously held by Taylor Witt, a 2007 graduate, stood for over a decade.

Loge got shout outs on Twitter in congratulatory retweets after the game, including the previous record-holder’s wife, Jessica Witt.

“It was a fun night! A lot of my family, friends, and a lot of parents and coaches congratulated me. It feels good,” Loge said of the recognition and the setting of the new record.

Loge is currently third on the all-time scoring list with 1,720 points. Brett Winkelman sits at No. 2 with 1,750 points and Loge’s father, Kevin Loge, holds the program record at 1,938 points.

“My dad knows how many points I have and he hopes I break his record,” Loge said of one day passing his father and breaking the record set back in 1996.

Also against Benson, Loge surpassed Eric Staebler’s record for career rebounds. Staeber l, who graduated in 2016, led the program with 962 career rebounds, and Loge’s 17 boards against the Braves gave him 977 rebounds in his career so far.

“It felt good to get the rebound record. I try to get as many as I can every game. Rebounding is a very important part of basketball,” Loge said.

In other action last week, the Tigers dropped a close game to fifth-ranked Melrose Tuesday, March 2. The Tigers played Paynesville Monday, March 8 and will now close out the regular season at Osakis Friday, March 12. Section 3AA playoffs begin Thursday, March 18, at the high seed.

Full story in the Stevens County Times e-edition.

Brooke Kern