Jack Bradner rises for a shot

MPCG senior Jack Bradner rises up for a shot in the second half of Tuesday’s win. Bradner rattled off 11 straight points in the second and third quarters for MPCG.

MAYVILLE – Jack Bradner rattled off 11 straight points and Gavin Mewes returned from injury with a vengeance to lead MayPort-CG to a 65-44 win over Larimore on Tuesday.

Bradner, MPCG’s 6-5 senior forward, sank back-to-back 3-pointers to end the first half and Mewes poured in a team-high 18 points after missing a week and a half with a sprained ankle.

Those contributions – combined with a 10 points from senior Logan Vaagene – helped spark a 17-0 run in the third quarter that turned a 39-38 game into a late 21-point blowout win for the Patriots.

“We played a good second half and our press finally got to them,” said MPCG head coach Taylor Kunkel. “We were hustling and getting loose balls and we figured out a way to win.”

The outcome of Tuesday’s Region 2 contest remained up in the air in the early going, however.

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