After a tough two-overtime loss at Lanesboro Thursday night, the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics boys basketball team was looking to get back on the winning track at All Saints Arena at Pacelli Catholic Schools in Austin Saturday afternoon versus Southeast Conference foe Schaeffer Academy, and junior center Dylan Christianson tallied a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds to help the Athletics to a 69-48 victory.
The Athletics opened the game on a 10-3 run, but the Lions countered with a 6-2 run of their own to close the gap to 12-9, but that would be the closest they would come to LP the rest of the game, as the Athletics countered with a 17-2 spurt to take an 18-point lead at 29-11. The lead grew to 22 points at the half at 36-14, and the Lions would get no closer than 15 points the rest of the way.
Besides his 27 points and 10 rebounds, Christianson added one assist, two steals and one blocked shot, Landon Meyer was also in double figures with 13 points, plus he also chipped in eight rebounds, two assists and three steals, Isaac Nelsen swished four of LP’s 12 3-pointers in the game for 12 points, plus he added two rebounds and one steal, Andrew Fredrick and Chase Bauer each scored five points, Marshall Burma drilled a 3 for three points, Isaac Small chipped in two points, and Noah Medgaarden and Yong Achuoth each scored one point apiece in the win.
With the victory, Lyle/Pacelli is now 5-3 overall on the season and 3-1 in the Southeast Conference, and the Athletics are back on the court Monday evening versus Kingsland in the second game of a three-game homestand, with the varisty face-off scheduled for 7:15 p.m.