Lanesboro hosted three SEC opponents last week, defeating all of them in convincing fashion.

Lanesboro versus Houston

LHS opened the Burro barn to the Hurricanes on Tuesday, defeating Houston 67-33.

Lanesboro hit 7 of 22 trey tries, while the Hurricanes netted 5 of 16.

Kole Ruud led all scorers with 24 points. Luke Rogers had 18. Isaac Freese had 13 points. Erik Peterson scored 6, while Garret Boggs, Tylar Miller, and Matthew Luck had 2 points each.

Rogers grabbed 7 rebounds, while Freese came within a hairsbreadth of achieving a double-double with 9 boards. Daulton Gartner and Eric Holst had 3 rebounds each.

Freese and Gartner each blocked a Hurricane shot attempt. The Burros scored on 54 percent of their 2 point field goal tries, while holding Houston to a dismal 25 percent (7 of 28). With 10 more steals than the Hurricanes, LHS defenders forced far more turnovers than their opponents. Houston had 32 lost possessions, while Lanesboro only had 15.

Junior forward Mason Drake scored 9 points, passed for 2 assists, and nabbed 3 steals for the Hurricanes. Classmate and fellow forward Sam Ross also had 9 points along with 3 blocked shots.

Lanesboro versus Hope Lutheran

The Burros defeated the Patriots on Thursday, 76-38.

Peterson and Ruud let fly from beyond the arc, as they've done all season. Lanesboro sank 15 of their patented three-point shots (15 of 37), while Hope Lutheran hit only 2 of 12 from three-point territory. The flurry of three-balls catapulted the Burros to a 40 to 19 halftime lead. That allowed Lanesboro to substitute freely in the second period, getting 11 players into the fray.

Ruud scored 20 points (including 5 threes) for the home crowd. Peterson had 18 (all treys), while Rogers contributed 15 points. Freese had 8 points and Miller added 6. Holst scored 4, Luck 3, and Boggs 2.

Rebounding went to the Burros, 43-29. Gartner grabbed 11, while Freese had 7. Rogers nabbed 5 boards. Turnovers favored LHS, 19-8.

Peterson passed for 7 assists with only one turnover. As a team LHS handled the ball well, with 19 assists to 3 for the Patriots.

Junior guard Jason Klug paced the Pats with 20 points. Sophomore forward Andrew Fratzke had 10.

Lanesboro versus LeRoy-Ostrander

Another high-scoring contest downed the Cardinals on Friday as Lanesboro won handily, 93-54.

The Burros completed 15 three-point buckets again, provided by 7 different players.

Scoring an incredible 65 points in the first period, Lanesboro limited their opponents to 27.

"Everyone received good playing minutes from the entire team which helps the younger players prepare for expanded roles the rest of the year," LHS coach John Smith noted. That included all three lopsided victories.

Ruud was the game's leading scorer, with 29 points including 5 treys. Rogers hit for 18 points, while Peterson netted 16. Boggs and Jereal Eddy had 5 points each. Freese and Holst each scored 4. Zach Voeltz had 3 points, as did Gartner, Miller, and Luck.

Zach Royston poured in 15 points for L-O.

Up next

On Monday, Feb. 11, the Burros hosted Spring Grove, winning 79-68. Look for complete details on that key game in next week's Republican-Leader. Friday brings a road trip to Rushford-Peterson. On Tuesday Feb. 19, the team heads to Lewiston-Altura. The last regular-season game is scheduled for Feb. 22, when Lyle/Pacelli visits Lanesboro.