Fillmore Central’s Collin Bennett goes to the basket vs. Kingsland. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Fillmore Central’s Collin Bennett goes to the basket vs. Kingsland. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Fillmore Central came from behind to take a 79-73 victory from Kingsland Tuesday at home in its only boys basketball game last week.

Kingsland led 40-32 at the half and extended the lead to 10 points early in the second half before the Falcons came back. With the lead at 46-38, the Falcons went on a 9-0 run to take a one-point lead.

Kingsland came right back to take a 49-47 and from there the lead went back and forth for a while until Kingsland hit a basket to take a 55-54 advantage, which would turn out to be the last lead for the Knights. The Falcons scored the next eight points to go ahead by seven points. The Knights got within four points several times in the closing minutes, but couldn't get any closer.

"It was a great come-from-behind victory," said Fillmore Central coach Aaron Mensink. "Carter Rindels played a great game to keep us in the game in the first half. Logan Masters hit several key free throws down the stretch to seal the win."

The Falcons had balanced scoring with four players in double figures - Rindels with 17, Masters with 14, and Collin Bennett and Nick Powell each with 10 points.

Also scoring were Quentin Case and Nick Mensink with nine each, Jordan Miller with eight and Bryce Whitehill with two points.

Rindels led the team in rebounding with 14 while Powell added nine rebounds. Masters led the team in assists with five and steals with three.

Kingsland shot slightly better from the field, but the big difference was at the free throw line. Fillmore Central shot better and had more attempts, making 27 of 34, while the Knights made just 12 of 21.

The 2-1 Falcons were scheduled to take on a strong Rushford-Peterson team at home Tuesday, Dec. 10, after this edition went to press. They travel to Houston on Thursday and then to Grand Meadow next Tuesday.