Hanson is new Delano boys basketball career scoring leader

Tiger sports report

Brooke Lemke is one of the leading scorers for the Delano girls basketball team. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Brooke Lemke is one of the leading scorers for the Delano girls basketball team. (Photo by Bill Nord)


Delano’s Toby Hanson added an exclamation mark when he set the school’s all-time boys basketball scoring record last week when he scored 32 points in the 63-60 overtime victory against Rocori at the St. Cloud tournament.

The senior needed just five points to pass Mike Yahnke as the school’s top scorer. Hanson’s hot shooting put his career point total to 1,285.

Delano led 29-19 at the half with Hanson hitting for 16 points and Sean Campbell had 11. In the second half Rocori got warmed up and knocked down seven 3-point shots. Rocori got fouled with 20 second left and made both free throws to force overtime.

In overtime Hanson hit a 3-point basket and Seth MacLeod had two important offensive rebounds and put backs to help the Tigers secure the win. Campbell scored 13 points with seven rebounds. MacLeod had eight rebounds and seven points. Norling added seven rebounds and Matt Kreklow had seven points.

In the second tourney game Delano lost 60-58 to St. Francis, a Class 4A school that is a favorite to win the section. Delano played without center Damon Longstreet, who is still nursing a sore ankle. MacLeod was out with an ankle injury suffered against Rocori.

Hanson hit a shot at the buzzer to make the score 29-26 at half. Campbell scored 14 in the second half, 19 for the game. Hanson stayed hot with 28 points. Kreklow provided 11 rebounds and three blocked shots. Austin Neisen had five rebounds and three steals.

Delano has a non-conference game set at Rogers Friday, Jan. 4. The Tigers then play at Mound-Westonka Jan. 7 and at Dassel-Cokato Jan. 9.

Delano sports report

Girls basketball plays at Zimmerman Jan. 3 before coming home to face Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Jan. 7 and Dassel-Cokato Jan. 9.

The wrestlers enter the Norwood-Young America Invitational, 10:30 p.m. Jan. 4. The team goes to Glencoe-Silver Lake Jan. 9 for a triangular meet that includes Hutchinson. The Becker tournament starts at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10.

Gymnastics has three straight home meets coming against Mound-Westonka Jan. 6, Orono Jan. 14 and Annandale Jan. 16.

The team placed sixth out of 10 teams at the recent Annandale Invitational, scoring 126.1 points. Amelia Sutherland placed fourth in the all-around, followed by Cassie Moe (13) and Alexus Aquirre (20).

Other competitors in the meet were Karrina Eskola, Paige Hagen, Janel Pinoniemi, Alaina Johnson and Sam VanCura.

Delano next lost a dual meet to New London-Spicer 128.4 to 118.75 without some of the team leaders.