In Southeast Conference boys’ basketball action you heard Thursday night on AM 1480 KAUS, The Grand Meadow Superlarks played host to the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics in a game where the Larks were looking for their second win in a row, and the Athletics were looking to get back on the winning track after having a six-game winning streak snapped Tuesday evening by Hayfield. In the end, it was Lyle/Pacelli showing why they average just over 80 points a game as guards Cole Walter and Buay Koak led three Athletics in double figures as LP downed the Superlarks 72-46.
Besides Walter and Koak’s 19 points apiece, Jake Truckenmiller swished three 3-point field goals off the Athletics’s bench on his way to 11 points, Zach Bollingberg added nine points, Jed Nelson chipped in seven points and Sam Nelson scored five points in the win for the Athletics. Colt Landers led the way offensively for Grand Meadow with 19 points, Roman Wormka scored seven points off the Superlarks bench and Taylor Glynn hit a pair of 3’s for six points for Grand Meadow, who now sits at 4-3 overall on the season and 3-3 in the Southeast Conference.
With the win, Lyle/Pacelli is now 8-2 overall on the season and 7-1 in the Southeast Conference. The Athletics return to action next Tuesday evening in Lyle against Randolph, while Grand Meadow will play host to Mabel/Canton next Tuesday evening.
The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms were on the road in Kenyon to take on the Knights of Kenyon/Wanamingo in a non-conference tilt Thursday evening, and in a game that saw several lead changes, the Knights were able to ice the game at the free throw line down the stretch on their way to a 56-49 win.
Drew Kittleson led two Blossoms in double figures with 19 points, while Colin Jordinson added 10 points, Alex Miller added seven points and Mitchell Fiebiger chipped in six points for Blooming Prairie, who fell to 2-6 overall on the season with the loss.
The Blossoms return to action Saturday morning with a Gopher Conference matchup in Faribault versus Bethlehem Academy, with tip-off scheduled for 11:00 a.m.