FC versus Lanesboro in boys basketball has always been a good rivalry. Lanesboro opened its gym versus Preston-Fountain. The 2017 incarnation proved the most lopsided of the last seven meetings. A player with ties to both districts propelled the winners. Cole Schwichtenberg, dissed his mom’s former district (P-F), made dad proud (Lanesboro), by scoring 20 first half points. He led the Burros to a 29-14 halftime lead, a 63-41 win. Cole-S controlled the action (27 pts, 11-22 FGs, 3-4 three’s, 14 rebs, 4 assists). Brady Johnson had a career-high (14 pts, 5-5 FGs, 4-6 FTs, 5 rebs). Collin Scott chipped in 7 (pts), 6 (rebs), and 4 (assists). FC was led by Samuel Peters (9 pts), Will Nolan (7 pts, 5 rebs), and Drew Tienter (6 pts, 8 rebs). Lanesboro out-rebounded FC 39 to 34. One Burro 6’2” or taller played. FC played four 6’2” or taller guys. Lanesboro then hosted M-C. The Burros blasted to a 22-9 lead, hitting five trifectas. Cougar head coach Doug Wyffels exclaimed (to his team), “They’re Lanesboro! They’re going to shoot three’s!” M-C rallied, exploiting the Burros down low with Blake Henry and Logan Richardson. By half, the lead was just 29-26. The Cougars went ahead early in the second. With it tied 39 (9:00), the Burros went on a 12-0 run. They prevailed 60-45 for their fifth straight win. Cole-S (15 pts, 11 rebs) notched his eleventh double-double in twelve games. Scott (15 pts, 7 rebs, 6 assists, 7 blks) affected the game in multiple ways. Carson-S (9 pts, 6 rebs), Andrew Luck (9 pts, 5 rebs), and Johnson (8 pts all in second half) helped out. Henry (career-high 20 pts, 8-10 FTs, 11 rebs) and Richardson (15 pts, 11 rebs) led the Cougars. Drew Wyffels added 6 (pts) and 7 (stls).
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