by Mike Kosik
The Albany Huskies boys' basketball team opened the season with an away non-conference 63-40 win over Pierz Tuesday night.
Scoring leader was junior Nick Raeker with 23 points. Senior Dalton Finken chipped in 10 points and was tops in rebounding with 11. The Huskies had 33 rebounds in the game.
Albany will take a break over the Thanksgiving holiday and resume competition Thursday, Dec. 5, against Foley in their first conference contest.
The Huskies’ first home game is Tuesday, Dec. 10, against Granite Ridge Conference opponent St. Cloud Cathedral.
The Huskies have four seniors on the team – Riley Voit, Kyle Zierden, Jeremy Rodenwald and Finken. Coach Cory Schlagel, in a pre-season interview, said the team has some big kids and they want to get them the ball.
“Want to establish some type of inside game,” he said.