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Burros, Canes', OT

Fri, Jan 13th, 2012
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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 5'10" senior guard pumped in 16 points (4-8 from distance). He helped propel the visitors to a 37-31 halftime advantage. Their lead was seven 1/3 of the way thru the second half when the game took a backseat to an injury. After a lay-up attempt, Burro Erik Peterson collided head first with the wall beneath the basket. Paramedics and an ambulance were called to ensure his safety. Losing a teammate seemed to motivate the Burros. They subsequently ran off an 11-2 run (to take a 48-46 lead at the 9-minute mark). From there, it was back-and-forth. Luke Rogers' hoop-and-some-converted-harm with 19 ticks put Lanesboro in the drivers seat, 62-59. However, Josh Vix, Houston's second-half stud, hit a clutch step-back three with six seconds to go, tying the game. Braden Hanson got a shot in the waning seconds, but it did not fall. In overtime, it was all 'Canes, all from the charity stripe. They scored the first 8 points on 8-8 FT shooting. That sufficed. Houston prevailed 71-63. Vix, 22 (all in the 2nd half or OT), and Sires, 21, led the way. Kole Ruud was dynamite from behind the three-point line for the Burros. The sophomore nailed four 2nd half triples, six for the game, for team high 18 points (6-10 from distance). Hanson added 17. Both teams shot more 3's than 2's. Houston was 9-28 from distance, 11-27 from two. Lanesboro was 15-46 from three, 6-13 from two. The FT line was the big edge though. Houston went 22-32 (16-22 after halftime). Lanesboro went 8-11 (2-3 after the break). The teams are now tied for 2nd place in the SEC. Peterson, taken out on a backboard on Thursday, was sitting in a chair under his own volition at the girl's game Friday.

Finish Strong

All coaches want their teams to finish out halves and games strong. That's exactly what the Kingsland Knight boys (4-1, 4-3) did in a clash with Lewiston-Altura (4-2, 5-4). Of course, they sort of had to finish strong. They faced a couple of double-digit holes. In the first half, L-A used a 10-0 run just past the midway point to build an eleven-point lead (27-16). Much of that was because of guard Josh Ehlenfeldt (7 for 9, 16 points). Kingsland finished with an 11-1 run though, slicing the Cardinal halftime lead to 28-27. The second half followed a similar pattern. L-A came out 12-2, building another 11-point lead (40-29). Kingsland finished stronger yet. Over the final 14:51, the Knights outscored the Cards 37-15. Tanner Lange was the main assailant. The 6'1" senior had a season-high 30 points, living at the free throw line (12 for 16). The Knights as a team pitched a tent there (24 of 30; L-A was 6 of 15). Those numbers, and stopping Ehlenfeldt (3 for 12, 6 second half points), were the differences. The Knights prevailed 66-55. Devin Pokorney added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Sam Eberle had 9 points and 7 steals (despite battling foul trouble). Ehlenfeldt's 22 paced the visitors.

R-P Deals Reb's 1st 3-Rivers Loss

The Southland boy's squad entered their contest with Rushford-Peterson winners of their first five conference games (7-1 overall). Not so fast. Four wins came against teams with losing conference records. The only plus-500 squad they defeated was Lewiston-Altura (4-2), though they also downed plus-500-overall St. Charles. The Rebels, led by Mike Goergen, are good, but playing R-P (4-2, 6-2) proved to be another story. Through 18 minutes of action, it was a close contest (Rebels 28, R-P 27). But in the second half, Trent Vix broke out and took over. The 5'9" senior PG's season high had been 17. He obliterated that. He doubled that. Vix drained six-second-half-triples, eight for the game (of 10), and pumped in 34 points (11-15 shooting). Nick Thompson added 18 and 10. The Trojans knocked the Reb's from their post as co-Three Rivers leader (with PEM) by a score of 66-54. Goergen had 23 for the Rebels.

H-squared Get Burros 'W'

When it comes to the Lanesboro girl's basketball team, Paige Hungerholt and Bryn Harmon are the Burros best options; their leading scorers (typically) on a night-in, night-out basis. Against Mabel-Canton, the Cougs got too much of both. Bryn led the home black and orange in the first half. She scored 13 of her teams 22 points, helping them to a 22-17 halftime advantage. Out of the second half gate, Lanesboro had a mini-run of 9-2 and a not-so-mini run of 19-6. The H-gals scored 12 of those points. It made it pretty much academic. Lanesboro prevailed 54-30, ending a three-game mini-slide. Harmon and Hungerholt were stat sheet stuffers. Bryn finished with 21 points (four 3's), and at least 7 rebounds/assists. Paige finished with 15 points, and at least 5 rebounds/steals. Alisa Warnes had 10 rebounds. Sara Lind had 9 points and 7 rebounds for the Cougars. Christy Welscher grabbed 13 rebounds. Lanesboro sweeps the season series whilst improving their records to 6-2 (SEC) and 6-8 (overall). They sit tied for 3rd with Lyle/Pacelli (5-2, 6-3) behind #4 Spring Grove (8-0, 12-2) and LeRoy-Ostrander (8-0, 10-2). M-C falls to 3-5 in the SEC, 3-8 overall.



•Fillmore Central 69, Grand Meadow 35 (FC: four in double-figures. GM: Bryce Benson 10)

•St. Charles 51, Chatfield 41 (C: Mitch Irish 11. SC: Chase Busian 23 [6 3-pointers]. Gophers are 2-5, 3-8 overall)


•Wabasha-Kellogg 43, Kingsland 68 (K: Spencer Klevan 20 pts & 9 rebs; T. Lange 12 pts & 6 stls; D. Pokorney 11. W-K: Hunter Baab 18. Kingsland is now in 2nd place in the 3-Rivers [6-1]. They are 6-3 overall)

•FC 44, R-P 72 (R-P: T. Vix 25 points [7 threes] & 7 assists; N. Thompson 19. FC: Tyler Eickhoff 15)

•M-C 47, Spring Grove 81 (M-C: Steve Smith 22 pts & 9 rebs. SG: Jake Kraus 19; Aric Elton 16; Blaine Storlie 16. TO's: M-C 36, SG 13. M-C is in 4th place behind SG [6-0, 8-2], Houston [5-1, 8-2], & Lanesboro [4-1, 5-2])


•R-P 61, D-E 45 (R-P: N. Thompson 25; T. Vix 14 pts & 6 ass. D-E: Connor Wondrasch 18. R-P is tied for 3rd place [7-2, 9-2] with Southland [5-2, 8-3], behind PEM [7-0, 9-3] and Kingsland [6-1, 6-3]. They've won 8 straight)

•FC 50, Winona-Cotter 51 (Falcons are 2-5 in 3-Rivers, 5-6 overall)



•Chatfield 54, St. Charles 40 (C: MaKenzie Miller career high 22 & 9 rebs; Sarah Costello 10 pts & 10 rebs. SC: Leah Putzier 26. Gophers began second half with 8-0 run, adding to 23-17 halftime lead. Record stands at 5-2, 8-4. They trail Dover-Eyota [7-1, 10-2] and Southland [5-1, 8-1], while sitting even in the loss column with Caledonia [7-2, 9-3] in very muddled and interesting 3-Rivers girls race; Chat has beaten D-E, D-E beat Southland, D-E and Southland beat Caledonia, Caledonia and Kingsland beat Chatfield)

•Houston 30, M-C 47 (M-C: Carly McCabe 15; C. Welscher 14; Lydia Geving 9 rebs, 8 ass. H: Abbey Loken 10)

•Kingsland 43, L-A 49 (K: Nicole Swanson 10 pts, 7 rebs, 6 blks; Lindsay Tart 10. L-A: Natalie Kalmes 16; Jenny Mundt 13 pts & 5 blks; Amanda Baer 11 pts & 9 rebs. Knights hit 7 three's but were out-done at FT line 18 of 22 to 4 of 8. Kingsland played without leading scorer Cheyenne Losey [illness])

•Lyle/Pacelli 56, Lanesboro 39 (L: Alisa Warnes 10. L-P: Ann Rysavy 18; Courtney Walter 16)

•Southland 74, R-P 45 (R-P: Amy Todd 13 pts & 9 rebs; Kenzie Lind 10. S: Jana Schammel 16 pts including 4 triples; Hilary Bottema 11; Haley Kirkpatrick/Mady Schmitz 10 each. Reb's led by 11 at halftime and pulled away)


•Glenville-Emmons 27, FC 62 (FC: Morgan Malley 24 pts on 9-10 shooting, 3-3 from deep, and 3-3 FT's; Jordan O'Connor 16 pts on 7-10 FG's; Alex Peterson 12 pts & 5 stls. Lady Falcons pick up win #1 on the season)

•Kingsland 71, W-K 35 (K: Cheyenne Losey 14 pts & 9 rebs; N. Swanson 13 pts, 15 rebs, 6 blks; McKayla Pruter 11 pts, 5 ass, 5 stls; L. Tart 10. Knights are 4-3, 8-5. They sit behind D-E, Southland, Chatfield, and Caledonia in the 3-Rivers race, just ahead of L-A (4-4, 7-5) and PEM (4-4, 5-5).


•Winona-Cotter 40, R-P 26 (R-P: none in 2B figures. W-C: 3 with 10. R-P: 1-11 on three's, 7-34 FG's, 11-21 at FT line. Cotter banked three to end 1st half, scored 1st 13 points of 2nd half. Trojans fall to 2-7, 2-10)



•FCLMC 25, Crestwood (Cresco) 51 (Gabe Decker (132) and Tom Henry (160) won via pin. Niko Anderson (152) & Jarrett Brown (285) won via 6-2 and 10-3 decisions. Jacob Thomas [220] won via injury default)


•PEM Triangular (Chatfield 46, Dover-Eyota 31; Chatfield 49, PEM 28)

•LARP 39, GMLOK 29 (LARP got pins from Jordan Theede [145] & Greg Johnson [182]. They got decision victories from Calvin Doerr 6-1 [132], Chris Boehmke 17-4 [152] & Nick Hoff 4-0 [170]. Boehmke beat the 5th ranked wrestler in state Lucas Roe. GMLOK got pins from Chris Bain [106], Jace Bunne [120], and Parker Hale (138). They got decisions from Blake Olson 9-6 [113], Noah Schlee 10-4 [126] and Richard Bain 10-2 [220]. GMLOK forfeited 160, 195, and heavyweight)

•FCLMC 6, Caledonia-Houston-Spring Grove 65 (Niko Anderson [152] & Tom Henry [160] won 6-1 & 4-2)


•Farmington Duals (Chatfield beat Northfield 58-39 in round 1, lost to Lakeville-North 36-34 in round 2, then lost to Cottage Grove-Park 35-33 in the 3rd place dual. Gophers are 14-5 in duals. Their losses are by a combined 25 points)

•Maple River Tournament (Team:GMLOK finished 4th of 8. Top Bulldog finishers: 1st Noah Schlee [126], 3 tech fall wins - 'dominated' in the words of his coach; 2nd Wyatt Richardson [170], 4-1, 2-0, 1-3 decisions; 2nd Perry Stejskal [182], bye, pin, pinned; 3rd Brock Johnson [138], pinned, pin, 11-9 & 11-4 decisions; 3rd Lucas Roe [152], pin, 7-9 decision, 10-5 dec, pin; 4th Blake Olson [113], Parker Hale [132), and Richard Bain [220].)

•Flanagan Tournament (Cresco) (FCLMC finished 6th teamwise [of 8]. Niko Anderson [152] took 2nd at 152. Connor Hanson [126] and Jarrett Brown [285] took 3rd. Gabe Decker [132] and Tom Henry [160] took 4th)

•Teams/wrestlers ranked in state as of December 30 polling: LARP is AA Lean and Mean. Chatfield is A Lean and Mean. Individually in AA, Justin Doerr (LARP) is ranked 6th at 126, Jordan Theede (LARP) is ranked 4th at 145, & Lucas Roe (GMLOK) is ranked 5th at 152. In A, Hank Friederichs (CHAT) is ranked 10th at 106.

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