Fillmore Central splits couple of
lopsided boys basketball games
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 7:54 AM
The point spread was wide in both boys basketball games Fillmore Central played in last week, with the Falcons winning one and losing one.
Logan Masters take to the air to sink a shot in Fillmore Central’s match-up against Rushford-Peterson last week. JILL MILLER/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
At Houston on Thursday, the Falcons started the game with a 24-6 run and never looked back. They led the Hurricanes 41-20 at the half and ended with a 75-51 victory over a team that isn't in the Three Rivers Conference, but is in the same subsection as Fillmore Central.
"Full court pressure defense got us the lead," said Fillmore Central coach Aaron Mensink. "We shot 50 percent in the game and shot 20 for 26 from the free throw line."
Logan Masters applied the most lethal pressure as he had seven steals in the game. Nick Powell added four.
Powell was a force on offense, shooting 71 percent from the field and making 10 of 12 free throws for a total of 20 points.
Quentin Case added 10 points as the scoring was balanced with 10 players getting points. Kiel Larson had nine, Collin Bennett and Jordan Miller each had seven, Masters and Carter Rindels each had six, Nick Mensink had five, Gatlin Woellert had three, and Ascher Ostrom had two points.
Powell had 14 of Fillmore Central's 29 rebounds. Miler and Case each had three assists to lead the team.
Sam Ross led Houston with 16 points. The Hurricanes shot 40 percent from the field and make eight of 14 free throws.
Earlier in the week at home, Fillmore Central fell to Three Rivers Conference leader Rushford-Peterson 74-39. The Trojans jumped to a 54-26 lead at the half.
"Way too many turnovers and defensive mistakes by us in the first half to challenge a team like R-P," said Mensink. The Falcons had 18 turnovers in first half.
Powell shot 70 percent from the field and led the team in scoring with 14 points. The team as a whole shot 37 percent from the field and made seven of 10 free throws.
Also scoring were Larson with seven points, Bennett with six, Rindels and Masters with four each, and Case and Mensink with two each.
Bennett led the team in rebounding with eight while Powell had six, Case had five, Ostrom had four, Zach Sorenson had three, and Masters, Larson, Miler and Rindels each had two. Masters and Case each had three assists.
Cole Kingsley with 13 points and Charlie Krambeer with 12 led Rushford-Peterson.
Fillmore Central, 3-2 overall, was scheduled to play a non-conference game at Grand Meadow Tuesday after this edition went to press. The Falcons are at Plainview-Elgin-Millville Thursday and St. Charles Friday to close out the 2013 schedule.