Falcons win key sub-section
game, but drop three others
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 4:00 AM
The last four games for the Fillmore Central boys basketball team have resulted in one win and three losses. The lone win came against sub-section rival Lanesboro, 65-64. The game will, more likely than not, have some implications when it comes to the upcoming seeding for sub-section play.
The three losses were to Three Rivers Conference opponents: Chatfield (52-66), Rushford-Peterson (47-80) and Plainview-Elgin-Millville (59-83). With the one win and three losses, the Falcons are now 8-13, overall, and 4-12 in TRC play.
Coming up, Fillmore Central has four games today through Monday: Today (Thursday) at home against Dover-Eyota, Friday they host St. Charles, Saturday the guys will travel to Wabasha-Kellogg and Monday they will travel to Austin to take on Lyle/Pacelli.
Good effort vs. Chatfield
"A really good effort (against Chatfield)," said coach Aaron Mensink, after having just played the Gophers one week ago. "We worked hard, but ultimately fell short due to too many turnovers and only scoring five points in the last six minutes of the game."
The Falcons lost to Chatfield a week earlier by 20 points. As far as turnovers go, the team had 27 turnovers against the Gophers in the latest encounter.
Three players were in double-figures against Chatfield: Nick Mensink (11), Nick Powell (11) and Quentin Case (10). Powell also had nine rebounds, five assists and three steals. Case had a team-high five steals.
FC trailed at halftime, 30-22, but went ahead by five, 39-34, after a 17-4 run to start the second half. From that point on, though, Chatfield outscored the Falcons 32-13 to get the 14-point win.
Scoring vs. Chatfield (fg-ftm/fta-tp): Logan Masters 1-0-2, Gatlin Woellert 1-0-2, Collin Bennett 3-0/1-8, Trace Tollefson 0-0/2-0, Jordan Miller 1-0-2, Case 4-1/2-10, Carter Rindels 3-0/1-6, Mensink 4-3/5-11, Powell 4-2/2-11, team 21-6/13-52. Three's, 4: Case, Bennett (2), Powell.
Powell, Masters score 15
Masters and Powell led the Falcons with 15 points each as Fillmore Central held on for a one point win against Lanesboro. Masters also led the team with seven steals and five assists and hit six of 10 shots from the field. Powell led the team with 10 rebounds and went three-for-three from the free throw line. Also getting into the scoring column were Bennett (8), Rindels (7), Mensink (7), Kiel Larson (6), Case (3), Miller (2) and Ascher Ostrom (2). Larson and Bennett each had a pair of three-pointers.
Lanesboro had a shot at the buzzer to win it, but the attempt was blocked by Mensink, preserving the win.
"We held on despite going one-for-four from the free throw line in the last minute of the game," said Mensink.
Tollefson gets first varsity points
Sophomore Trace Tollefson got into the scorebook against the Trojans on a perfect night. Tollefson was one-for-one from the field and two-for-two from the charity stripe, totaling four points. Powell led the team with 18 points, hitting eight of 10 from the field. He also had a team-high eight rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Rushford-Peterson dominated the game from start to finish, leading by 20, 44-24, at halftime. Others scoring were Masters (3), Bennett (4), Case (3), Rindels (7), Mensink (6) and Ostrom (2).
Case led the team with five assists and tied for the team-lead with three steals.
Showed their potential...
"Overall, a solid effort," said Mensink about the game against Plainview-Elgin-Millville. "The guys played hard and hung around with a real quality team. Showed the boys the potential they have."
The team was only down 10, 45-35, at halftime.
Rindels led the team with 13 points, connecting on six of eight field goals. Powell added a dozen more points and Case contributed 11. A fourth senior, Bennett, came up with nine points. Powell had a team-high eight rebounds and another senior, Masters, had six assists. Junior Miller had a nice floor game with two steals and three assists. Also getting in the scoring book were Masters (4), Miller (2), Mensink (4) and Ostrom (4).