Boys basketball games between Fillmore Central and Lanesboro are typically asterisked on the schedule. This year’s incarnation saw both the Falcons (6-6, 14-8) and Burros (13-5, 16-7) enter in the same upper mid-level Section 1A “tier.” A game with seeding implications was a wild offensive show, highlighted by a Wilder’s shooting. FC led 24-18 in the first half when the Burros got nine straight points from senior guard Parker Storhoff. Matt Asleson’s group ended the stanza on a 17-7 run to lead 35-31 at intermission. The second half was then wild and “Wilder.” Lanesboro senior Logan Wilder hit six of seven triples. The Burros as a team hit 12 of 21 threes (57%) for the game, and trailed just once after regulation (53-52). A splurge of buckets, including three threes (the last by Wilder), gave Lanesboro a 72-62 lead with just over three left. But FC made field goals on eight of their last nine possessions. John Prestemon and Storhoff each hit two free throws in the final minute to answer FC’s surge, keeping the Burros lead at five (78-73, 80-75). But when Prestemon split at the line, Falcon Bryce Corson went coast-to-coast to make it 81-79 (0:16.6). Storhoff then split (0:12.4). FC had one last chance down 82-79. Senior Dillon O’Connor had a great look from three but missed. The Falcons got the rebound and scored a two-pointer. The Burros didn’t even have to in-bound. Lanesboro nipped FC 82-81. Three Burros scored 20-plus points, led by Wilder (27 pts, 7-13 threes, 5 rebs). He hit his last five threes. Storhoff (21 pts, 8-14 FGs, 6 rebs, 5 asts) and Mason Howard (20 pts, 9-14 FGs) also were big. Prestemon (10 pts, 8 rebs, 5 asts) and Logan Torgerson (2 pts, 10 rebs, 4 asts) helped. FC was led by Jayce Kiehne (30 pts, 12-17 FGs, 8 rebs), who scored his 1,000th career point. He’s the first FC boy to do so in over a decade. Luke Hellickson (21 pts, 3-8 threes, 7 rebs, 3 blks) was also big. O’Connor (11 pts, 6 rebs, 5 asts), Corson (8 pts, 5 asts), and Will Parker (6 pts, 8 rebs) helped. FC was down key reserve Gunner Benson. On top of its great deep shooting, Lanesboro was 30 of 63 from the field (48%). FC was 7 of 24 from deep (29%) and 35 of 72 (48%) from the field. The Falcons had 11 second half offensive rebounds for 18 second-chance-points. Lanesboro (13-5, 17-7) won at the line 10 of 16 (63%) to 4 of 9 (44%).
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