Fillmore Central’s Carter Rindels tries to escape the pressure put on by Lanesboro’s Will Semmen during their recent game. Also shown behind the duo are Collin Bennett (10) and Garrett Boggs (11).  JILL MILLER/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Fillmore Central’s Carter Rindels tries to escape the pressure put on by Lanesboro’s Will Semmen during their recent game. Also shown behind the duo are Collin Bennett (10) and Garrett Boggs (11). JILL MILLER/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
More grueling than a Division One college schedule, the Fillmore Central boys basketball team managed to get a 2-2 split in the four tilts last week. The guys put together back-to-back wins on Saturday (Wabasha-Kellogg, 54-48) and Monday (Lyle/Pacelli, 77-66), after suffering back-to-back loses last Thursday (Dover-Eyota, 62-43) and Friday (St. Charles, 75-71).

This past Monday night the FC boys traveled to Austin to take on the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics in the historic Pacelli gym. The guys came away with an 11-point win, leading by as many as 23 (64-41), at one time. Scoring for the Falcons was spread out, with seniors Nick Powell (28) and Quentin Case (15) leading the way. Case turned in a double-double, recording 10 rebounds in addition to his double-digit scoring. Powell pulled down nine rebounds. Carter Rindels had a "double" seven points and seven rebounds. Nice win for the Falcons, capping the four games in five days.

Scoring vs. Lyle/Pacelli (fg-ftm/fta-tp): Logan Masters 3-3/7-9, Kiel Larson 1-0-3, Collin Bennett 1-1/2-3, Jordan Miller 2-0-4, Case 7-1/1-15, Rindels 2-4/3-7, Nick Mensink 2-0-4, Powell 11-4/10-28, Ascher Ostrom 1-2/3-4, team 30-14/27-77. Three's, 3: Larson, Powell (2).

Masters hit nine of 10 free throws on his way to 13 points, leading Fillmore Central in the win over Wabasha-Kellogg. Powell (11) and Rindels (10) were also in double-digit scoring. Rindels led the shooting, connecting on five of 10 field goals.

Scoring vs W-K: Masters 2-9/10-13, Larson 1-0-3, Bennett 2-4/4-8, Miller 0-1/2-1, Case 1-0/2-3, Rindels 5-0/1-10, Mensink 2-1/1-5, Powell 4-3/4-11, team 17-18/24-54. Three's, 2: Larson, Case.

Masters had his largest scoring night against the Saints, hitting seven of 13 shots from the field and six of six at the line for a team high 20 points. Powell hit six of 14 and finished the night with 16 points and Case connected on five of 10 for 11 points. Miller hit three of three from the field and Bennett was four-for-nine from the field. Nick Powell pulled down 11 boards, finishing the night with a double-double.

Scoring vs. St. Charles: Masters 7-6/6-20, Bennett 4-0-10, Miller 3-0-7, Case 5-1/2-11, Rindels 2-1/2-5, Mensink 1-0/2-2, Powell 6-3/6-16, team 28-11/18-71. Three's, 4: Bennett (2), Miller, Powell.

In the loss to Dover-Eyota, junior Kiel Larson had the hot hand, hitting five of 10 shots, including four of eight from beyond the arc. Rindels (2/4) and Nick Powell (4/6) also shot well, but as a team, the Falcons only shot 31.5 percent against the Eagles. Case led the team with nine rebounds.

Scoring vs. Dover-Eyota: Masters 1-0-3, Larson 5-0-14, Bennett 2-0-4, Trace Tollefson 0-1/2-1, Case 2-1/5-5, Rindels 2-0-5, Mensink 1-0-2, Powell 4-1/2-9, Ostrom 0-0/2-0, team 17-3/11-43. Three's, 6: Larson (4), Masters, Rindels.

Thursday night the Falcons travel to Lewiston-Altura for their final regular season game. Section 1A seeding is set for Saturday, Feb. 15. The section tournament begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, with the four lowest seeds facing off and continues on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the site of the four highest seeds, which had byes in the first round. The semifinals are Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Mayo Civic Auditorium and the Section 1A East title game is Saturday, March 1, at 11 a.m.