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Midget Madness

November 18, 2018
David Swartz - Staff Writer ( , Estherville News

Four former Estherville Lincoln Central basketball standouts took the floor once again on Friday for the Midget Madness celebrity 3-point contest.

The second annual Midget Madness is an event that allows fans to get a preview of the 2018-19 basketball teams had have some fun.

Returning to the ELC gym for the celebrity contest were Eric Willey, Jacob Heinrichs, Christa (Clayton) Klingbeil and Abby (Olson) Hough.

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Willey, a 2001 graduate, still holds most of the scoring records for ELC, including most points in a game (48), season (520) and career (1,184), as well as best average in a season-26 points per game.

Heinrichs, a 2018 graduate, received notoriety for hitting 3-point game-winners against Okoboji in a district game the past two seasons. This past February, the video of his 3-pointer after falling down before catching an in-bounds pass received viral status on social media. It also made Sports Center's Top 10 plays.

Klingbeil, a 2008 graduate, was the first girls' player to surpass 1,000 points in a career and is currently stands at No. 2 among the school's scoring leaders.

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ELC alumni show skills in celebrity 3-point contest

Hough, a 2003 graduate, also was one of the top players in school history. She continued her career at Iowa Central Community College, where she earned Female Athlete of the Year honors.

The 3-point contest is a timed event to see how many 3-pointers can be made in one minute.

Klingbeil and Hough were paired in the first round of the celebrity 3-point contest with Klingbeil coming out on top.

Willey and Heinrichs faced off next with Willey showing his old form and coming out on top by a couple shots. The final paired Willey and Klingbeil with Willey winning in the end.

Prior to the celebrity contest, the current ELC players had their own 3-point shootout.

In the girls' contest, Brianne Vermeys and Josie Condon faced off in the first round with Condon winning. Jadynn Moore and Kendall Evans met in the second round with Evans coming out on top. Condon won the final against Evans.

The boys' contest saw Izaak Sander defeat Brian Egeland in the first round while Will Larson defeated Blake Miller in the second round. Sander won the final against Larson.

In a final boys vs. girls match, Sander won the contest against Condon.

Other events in the evening included a basketball "musical chairs" contest, as well as a skill contest for both current players and selected youth in the audience.

The evening ended with both the ELC girls' and boys' teams scrimmaging for one quarter each.



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