The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Men’s Basketball team defeated Mesabi Range Community & Technical College 93-73 in front of a nice-sized and boisterous crowd at home on Wednesday evening, January 17.
Jordan Diver led a balanced Thunder scoring attack with 19 points, followed by Saivon Parker with 18 points/8 rebounds, Jesse Ellerbe with 15 points/4 assists, Tristan Snow with 12 points/9 rebounds, and Raymond White with 11 points in the Thunder’s MInnesota College Athletic Conference win.
The Thunder had their best night of shooting this season, making 50.7% of all field goal attempts and also hitting 13 of 28 3-point shots for 46.4%. The Thunder held the rebound edge at 39 to 34.
The Thunder led 41-32 at halftime, but the Mesabi Norsemen tied the game at 65-65 with about 8 minutes to play. The Thunder hit a key stretch of consecutively made free throws by Alex Walther, Jesse Ellerbe, and Jordan Diver late in the game, and combined with several defensive stops, pushed the lead out to 14 points with about 3 minutes to play.
The Thunder’s next game is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, when they host Vermilion Community College in the Briggs Center Gym.


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