Garret Boggs gets a shot off for the Burros in the game against Fillmore Central.
Garret Boggs gets a shot off for the Burros in the game against Fillmore Central.

The boys from Lanesboro continued their long-range sharpshooting ways while hosting Fillmore Central on Jan. 3 after a layoff of 19 days. The following night, they defeated Glenville-Emmons.

Lanesboro vs. Fillmore Central

Lanesboro turned a back-and-forth contest into a going-away win on Thursday, capitalizing on a series of second half turnovers and some clutch shooting from the perimeter (including 11 treys) to defeat the Falcons 69-50.

After three tie scores in the first half, the Burros sprinted ahead with a 13-2 run to take a 30-22 lead into the locker room. The Falcons fought back as the second period got underway, staging a 10-0 run capped by a pair of free throws by junior guard Logan Masters. They led 32-31 for only seconds, however, as junior Kole Ruud answered with back to back buckets totaling 5 points.

Ruud wound up as the game's leading scorer, finishing with 25 points including four from beyond the arc. He was matched in treys by senior guard Erik Peterson, who tallied 18 points overall. Ruud shot 50 percent (4 of 8) from downtown, 67 percent from two-point range, and hit 5 of 10 free-throws.

Luke Rogers added 12 points. Garrett Boggs tallied six. Isaac Freese had four points while leading the Burros in free-throws, with eight.

Lanesboro started five guards, and couldn't match the height of FC's forwards. Quick hands and accurate shooting made up for that. The Burros out-stole the Falcons 17-4, out-shot the visitors 39 percent to 23 percent from beyond the arc, and hit 50 percent of their two-point field goals compared to 44 percent for FC. The Falcons out-rebounded LHS 10-4 on the offensive end, and 26-18 on defensive boards. The steal differential boosted total turnovers to 23 for the Falcons, while Lanesboro took better care of the ball, only giving up 13.

"It was a good win to get against a solid non-conference team," LHS coach John Smith said. "It was a great atmosphere for a ball game with each side having a large crowd. It wasn't our best shooting night and coming off a long holiday break things were a little rusty and sloppy at times."

Ruud won the KFIL Player of the Game award for the Burros. Masters (12 points) won the award for the Falcons. Senior forward Dan Gatzke also scored 12 for FC, including 5 of 7 from the line. The KFIL Game Ball Award went to Rogers, who hit key back-to-back treys down the stretch, and snagged 4 rebounds.

LHS vs. G-E

Lanesboro dominated SEC West opponent Glenville-Emmons, 69-24 in another home game.

"We broke the game open early with some full-court pressure and we forced a few turnovers which resulted in some quick baskets early," Smith reported.

Ruud, Peterson, and Rogers were once again in double digits, scoring 19, 15, and 12 points respectively. Rogers led the team on the boards, with 7 rebounds. Boggs played well on defense, coming up with 7 steals. He also chimed in for 8 points on offense. Daulton Gartner played the sixth man, stepping up for five points and 6 rebounds.

Thirteen Burros saw action, including sophomore guard Zach Voeltz (who drained a three-pointer), sophomore guard Liam Dorn, sophomore guard Tylar Miller, sophomore forward Will Semmen, sophomore forward Eric Holst, sophomore forward Jereal Eddy, and sophomore guard Matthew Luck.

Senior Guard Derek Olson led the Wolverines with 7 points, including the only trey scored by G-E on the night.

LHS defenders challenged G-E shooters, holding the visitors to a dismal 7 percent from three-point range (1 of 14), and 27 percent (8 of 30) from closer in. The only shooting statistic that the Wolverines led in was a 63 percent to 56 percent edge from the free-throw line.

The Burros passed out 21 assists while only turning the ball over 16 times. Thefts favored LHS, 20-6. The Wolverines turned the ball over 26 times. Rebounds were closer, with 31 snagged by the Burros and 29 by the visitors.

Up next

The Burros had a showdown at Spring Grove scheduled for Jan. 8. Two nights later they will host St. Charles in a make-up game. On Jan. 11 Lanesboro travels to LeRoy-Ostrander. A second make-up game is scheduled for Jan. 15 versus Rochester Home School, in Lanesboro.

Southeast Conference 2013

BOYS Basketball conf. season


Lanesboro 6 - 0 7 - 1

Spring Grove * 6 - 0 6 - 3

Mabel-Canton 3 - 4 3 - 7

Hope Lutheran 2 - 5 5 - 7

Houston 0 - 5 0 - 9

* defending division champion


Schaeffer Academy 4 - 2 6 - 5

Lyle/Pacelli 4 - 2 4 - 4

Grand Meadow 3 - 2 4 - 5

Glenville-Emmons* 1 - 4 1 - 7

LeRoy-Ostrander 0 - 5 0 -10