It's kind of a coaches dream, 1) you're winning by enough so everyone on the roster gets into the game, and 2) everybody gets into the scoring column. For Fillmore Central coach Aaron Janssen, that perfect scenario came true against the Houston Hurricanes in a 61-31 win this past Monday night.

Sixteen players, everyone on the roster, got into the game, and all 16 either made a field goal or connected on a free throw. Carter Rindels hit his bucket with 22 seconds left in the game to cap the perfect 16 for 16 scoring feat. Rindels had been in the game earlier, but kept the crowd in suspense until those final seconds.

The Falcons got the opening tip and took a 2-0 lead with just 18 seconds gone off the clock on a put-back by Nick Powell. And as the saying goes, "they never looked back," leading by 18 (30-12) at halftime, and 30 (61-31) at the final buzzer. Powell led the way with 14 points and seven rebounds, followed by Dan Gatzke, 10 points and six rebounds. Gatzke also had four assists. Cody Hendrickson came off the bench and performed well, scoring four points, pulling down five rebounds and dishing out three assists. Zach Case also looked good in his substitute role: 1/1 fg, 2/2 ft, four points, two rebounds, three steals and one assist. Ascher Ostrom had five rebounds in his limited action. Jacob Tammel also had five rebounds and two steals. It was really a "team win."

Individual scoring vs. Houston: Carter Rindels 2, Logan Masters 3, Jacob Tammel 2, Brandon Breitsprecher 2, Cody Hendrickson 4, Collin Bennett 3, Ole Dalsbo 2, Kirby O'Connor 2, Quentin Case 2, Zach Case 4, Cal Larson 2, Dan Gatzke 10, Michael Walsh 3, Nick Powell 14, Ascher Ostrom 2, Andrew Coyle 4. Three's, 5: Masters, Bennett, Walsh, Powell (2).

The Falcons got another non-conference win over Mabel-Canton, 50-34. Nick Powell had a double-double, 17 points and 12 rebounds, to lead the offense. Dan Gatzke added 14 points and Carter Rindels contributed eight points off the bench. Fillmore Central hit 11 of 16 free throws, including three of three for Andrew Coyle and two of two for Logan Masters.

Individual scoring against M-C: Rindels 8, Masters 4, Breitsprecher 2, Gatzke 14, Powell 17 and Coyle 5. Three's, 1: Powell.

Fillmore Central lost a Three Rivers Conference game to Dover-Eyota last Friday, 39-36, on a buzzer-beater with 0.1 seconds left on the clock. That was the second loss this season to Dover-Eyota. Against the Eagles this season, FC has held D-E to an average of 40.0 points, but has been on the short end of both games, losing the first contest 29-41, averaging only 32.5 ppg on offense in the two games.

The Falcons held a two point lead at intermission, 17-15. In the second half, the score was tied on seven different occasions, the last at 36-36. Both teams missed free throw opportunities in the last 1:12 of the game, before Dover-Eyota's Ben Hintz (#22) nailed the bomb. That was Hintz' only basket of the game.

Dan Gatzke led the team in scoring with 11 points and added six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Nick Powell chipped in nine points and seven rebounds. Quentin Case came off the bench and had four points, three rebounds, four steals and two assists. Jacob Tammel had five rebounds and two steals. Tammel was two for two at the charity line, but the team was a frigid 4 for 10.

Individual scoring vs. D-E: Masters 2, Tammel 2, Breitsprecher 3, Hendrickson 3, Q Case 4, Larson 2, Gatzke 11, Powell 9. Three's, 2; Breitsprecher, Powell.

The Falcons now had an overall record of 6-14, 3-11 in the Three Rivers Conference. Tuesday night the Falcons hosted Southland and are then off until Tuesday, Feb. 12 (at Rushford-Peterson).

B squad news

Jan. 24, beat Wabasha-Kellogg 47-21...a 30 point second half...Nick Mensink (13), Jordan Miller (8) and Gatlin Woellert (6).

Jan. 31, beat Mabel-Canton 42-28..."not our best effort," said coach Aaron Mensink. Second half was sparked by five ninth graders - Matson Kiehne, Nate Birch, Blake Bigalk, Alex Lange and Tyson Ristau. Zach Sorenson led the team with nine points.

Feb. 1, lost to Dover-Eyota...turn about is fair play...beat them earlier on a buzzer-beater. This time it didn't fall. Kiel Larson and Nick Mensink each had 10 points.

Feb. 4, beat Houston 58-39..."once led by 25, we cruised to the win", said coach Mensink. Nick Mensink(14), Kiel Larson(13) and Nate Birch(7). Nate's first B squad points...he hit seven of 10 from the free throw line.

B squad record is now 14-6.