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Fillmore County Sports R-Persistance - 1/30/12


Fri, Jan 27th, 2012
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A pair of very good senior-led boys teams met up for a county 3-Rivers showdown. Second place Kingsland (8-1, 8-3, 6-straight wins) traveled to Rushford to face the 3rd place, #4 in Class A Trojans (8-2, 11-2, ten-straight). The Knight defense set a tone early. Sam Eberle and Soren Grandall hounded Nick Thompson and Trent Vix. They kept R-P's deadeye duo from splashing down points in increments of three. The Trojans hit only two 1st half long balls. Vix had one (his only points), Thompson none (he scored 9). On offense, 6'4" Spencer Klevan and 6'3" Devin Pokorney helped the Knights build a 28 to 19 halftime lead. R-P didn't fluster, despite trailing (by as many as 11). They kept running screens for Vix and Thompson, running offense, looking for open deep looks, or open teammates for easy buckets. As the 2nd half progressed, the persistence took effect. R-P began scoring and whittling Kingsland's lead. At the 4:50 mark, Eberle fouled out (a critical loss). Seconds later, Nick T. tied the game at 57-57. Not quite a minute later, R-P grabbed its first lead (61-59). Kingsland showed resolve though. In the final minute, Tanner Lange twice found Pokorney for interior baskets. The last tied the game at 66. R-P had the last shot, but a Vix three didn't fall. In OT, R-P's machine-like system won out. Nick T. opened up the session with a deep bulls-eye, and then another (both assisted by Vix). Momentum seized (up six quickly), R-P's 1-3-1 trap/zone stymied the Knights. They missed shots (0 FG's in OT). They had to foul. R-P made FT's. Checkmate. The Trojans moved their streak to 11 with an 80-67 victory. They scored 61 points after intermission, 56 after the 13:30 mark. Thompson had his second best game of the season, 36 points (27 after halftime, 16 in the final 4:50/OT). He was 8 for his last 9. Vix finished with 17 and 7 assists. Nate Kingsley added 13. The Trojans hit eight 2nd half/OT threes. A nearly perfect Pokorney (8-10 FG's, 8-8 FT's, career high 24 points) led the Knights. Klevan was efficient too (4-5 FT's, 5-9 FG's, 14 points, 8 boards). Eberle added 12. Tanner Lange (20.9 PPG) had three FGA's in the first seven minutes, but not another until OT. He finished with 10 (7-8 FT's). The Knights were great at the stripe (24-27), but a day-night, half-to-half, turnover situation told a tale. R-P had 17 (to Kingsland's 9) in the 1st. Kingsland had 17 (to R-P's 8) in the 2nd/OT. The Trojans had just one in the final 7-minutes/OT.

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Lady Knight 3-point barrage not enough - 1/23/12

Fri, Jan 20th, 2012
Posted in Sports

The Dover-Eyota girl's basketball squad has an M-O. They push the basketball. Led by speedy standout junior PG Sarah Pease, D-E gets up and down the court in the blink of an eye. With great depth, they also come in and out in droves. That formula ha ..... 
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Burros, Canes', OT

Fri, Jan 13th, 2012
Posted in Sports

Two top-tier SEC teams met up in Lanesboro for an early January face off. The host Burros entered 4-0 in league, 5-2 overall. Their adversary, Houston, entered 3-1 (lost to Spring Grove) 6-2 overall. 'Cane Troy Sires was the first half show. The 5'1 ..... 
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Smith tops 1,000

Fri, Jan 6th, 2012
Posted in Sports

What Mabel-Canton senior center Steve Smith does on the court isn't necessarily flashy. There are no three-pointers, pull-up jump shots, or dipsy-do drives to the lane. He isn't the new age big-man, or more likely to gravitate to the perimeter versu ..... 
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Merry Double Overtime - 12/26/11

Thu, Dec 29th, 2011
Posted in Sports

Coming into the Chatfield-Kingsland girl's basketball contest, one could've expected a good game. Both entered with 5-3 records. Chatfield entered 5-1 in conference play, the loss coming at the hands of Caledonia by 11. Kingsland entered even in lea ..... 
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Hanson tops 1,000

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Sports

For 16-plus minutes of the Lanesboro boys' dual with Hope Lutheran, the Burros were a bit tight. They were a little anxious. A teammate was on the cusp. Braden Hanson, the Burros multi-talented 6'2" senior guard, came into the contest with 986 caree ..... 
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Preston: Hub of boy's b-ball activity

Fri, Dec 16th, 2011
Posted in Sports

The first full week of the BBB season had Fillmore County teams descending upon the house of Falcon. On Tuesday, the Kingsland Knights (0-1) visited Fillmore Central (0-0). They kicked the front door in, jumping out 14-2 and taking a 34-19 advantage ..... 
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Start to finish, Burros down Cougars

Fri, Dec 9th, 2011
Posted in Sports

The Lanesboro and Mabel-Canton girls' b-ball squads came into their SEC opener exactly alike in one area. Each had a new coach. M-C headman Doug Carlson has experience, having led FC a few years back. Lanesboro headman Ryan Scheevel has exactly thre ..... 
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Basketball preview

Fri, Dec 2nd, 2011
Posted in Sports

Girls Basketball

The 2010-2011 GBB season was good for three Fillmore County teams. Kingsland (13-7, 17-11), Chatfield (13-7, 17-10), and Fillmore Central (14-6, 20-8) all put together successful seasons, the later just clipping the formers ..... 
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