Fillmore Central senior Brandon Breitsprecher comes down with a rebound against Rushford-Peterson in the sub-section semi-final at Rochester. Also shown is Falcon teammate #34, senior Mike Walsh.  PHOTO BY JON SPELTZ/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
Fillmore Central senior Brandon Breitsprecher comes down with a rebound against Rushford-Peterson in the sub-section semi-final at Rochester. Also shown is Falcon teammate #34, senior Mike Walsh. PHOTO BY JON SPELTZ/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
One of the goals of every team in southeast Minnesota is to "get to Rochester." The Fillmore Central boys basketball team accomplished that goal; unfortunately their opponent in the MCC Auditorium was Rushford-Peterson.

The Trojans won the game and are, in fact, playing Blooming Prairie for the section championship on Thursday. So, if you're going to get beat, get beat by the best.

With the loss to Rushford-Peterson, Fillmore Central ended the 2012-13 season with a 7-21 record, 3-17 in the Three Rivers Conference, and 6-20 during the regular season.

Individually, senior Dan Gatzke and junior Nick Powell went 1-2 in scoring and rebounding this past season. Gatzke led the team in scoring (13.57 ppg) and rebounding (9.32 rpg), while Powell finished second in each category, 13.19 ppg and 8.19 rpg. Junior Logan Masters topped the charts in steals with a total of 37, and in assists, with a total of 112.

In the shooting department, Dan Gatzke hit 56.34 percent of his field goal attempts, 160 of 284, to lead the starters. As a team, FC shot 44.89 percent from the field. Of those who played on a regular basis (not necessarily starters), senior Cal Larson hit 57.14 percent of his shots (16/28) and senior Andrew Coyle hit 49.02 percent (50/102). Of all players, with no specific number of shots being considered, senior Ole Dalsbo (foreign exchange student) hit 60.00 percent (3/5), senior Zach Case connected on 63.64 percent (7/11) and junior Ascher Ostrom had an accuracy of 55.56 percent (5/9). Nick Powell led the team with 32 three-pointers (33.33%), with senior Jacob Tammel nailing 31 of the bombs.

Tammel led the team at the free throw line, connecting on 80 percent of his charity tosses, 16 of 20. Logan Masters hit 65.75 percent, 48 of 73, of his free throws.

Here are the top five, or so, in each category...

Scoring (total, games, avg.)...Dan Gatzke (380, 28, 13.57), Nick Powell (356, 27, 13.19), Jacob Tammel (171, 28, 6.11), Andrew Coyle (125, 28, 4.46) and Logan Masters (90, 28, 3.21).

Rebounding (total, games, avg.)...Gatzke (261, 28, 9.32), Powell (221, 27, 8.19), Tammel (92, 28, 3.29), Quentin Case (42, 20, 2.10) and Masters (58, 28, 2.07).

Steals (total)...Masters (37), Powell (35), Gatzke (27), Tammel (21), Coyle (16) and Q.Case (16).

Assists (total)...Masters (112), Powell (38), Gatzke (38), Q.Case (32) and Coyle (18).

Field goal shooting (minimum of 25 shots)...Cal Larson (16/28, 57.14 percent), Gatzke (160/284, 56.34 percent), Coyle (50/102, 49.02 percent), Powell (142/325, 43.69 percent) and Q. Case (24/55, 43.64 percent).

Free throw shooting (minimum of 20 shots)...Tammel (16/20, 80.00 percent), Masters (48/73, 65.75 percent), Carter Rindels (18/31, 58.06 percent), Powell (40/70, 57.14 percent), and Coyle (24/44, 54.55 percent).

Three-pointers (total)...Powell (32), Tammel (31), Gatzke (6), Mike Walsh (5) and Brandon Breitsprecher (5).

Nine seniors finished their basketball careers for Fillmore Central: Jacob Tammel, Brandon Breitsprecher, Cody Hendrickson, Ole Dalsbo, Zach Case, Cal Larson, Dan Gatzke, Mike Walsh and Andrew Coyle.