Fillmore Central boys fall
to hot shooting Caledonia
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 2:31 AM
Fillmore Central fell to Caledonia 95-68 in boys basketball action last week for the team's first loss of the season.
The Warriors jumped to a 61-34 lead at the end of the first half as they made 11 three-point shots and "shot the ball extremely well," said Fillmore Central coach Aaron Mensink.
"I have to hand it to our team, though, for not giving up or backing down as we gave an all out effort and matched Caledonia, each having 34 points, in the second half," added Mensink.
Nick Powell led the Falcons in scoring with 23 points as he shot 43 percent from the field and made nine of 10 free throws. Carter Rindels added 10 points, putting in five of nine, one of them a three-pointer, from the field.
Others scoring were Quentin Case with nine points, Logan Masters with eight points, Nick Mensink with seven, Jordan Miller with five, and Kiel Larson, Collin Bennett and Adcher Ostrom each with two points.
Powell led the team in rebounding with 11, while Case added five. Masters had four steals and two assists.
Owen King and Gavin Schroeder each scored 19 points to lead Caledonia. Austin Bauer added 18 points and Colton Lampert had 14. The Warriors ended up making 14 three-point shots in the game.
The two teams made the same number of two-point shots, although the Falcons were more accurate, making 22 of 43 compared to Caledonia's 22 in 51 attempts. The big difference was in three-point shooting as Caledonia made 14 of 34 compared to Fillmore Central's two of 12 attempts.
The Falcons had a big advantage in free throws, shooting 29 times, but making just 18 of them. Caledonia made nine of 12 from the line.
The Falcons, now 1-1, were scheduled to face 1-1 Kingsland at home on Tuesday, but results weren't available for this edition. Next Tuesday, Dec. 10, they take on a strong Rushford-Peterson team at Preston.