Kingsland boys fall to undefeated Trojans
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 3:00 AM
Kingsland made it closer than the first time around against Rushford-Peterson, but the Knights couldn't overcome a strong Rushford-Peterson boys basketball team as they fell 79-47 at home Friday night.
Nick Niemeyer, surrounding by Rushford-Peterson players, pulls down a rebound for the Knights. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
The other game scheduled last week at Lewiston-Altura on Tuesday was postponed due to snow.
The Trojans are undefeated this season, beating their opponents by healthy margins. At Kingsland Friday, they took a 39-22 lead through one half and outscored the Knights 40-25 in the second half.
Jacob Rindels scored 13 points to lead the Knights. He also led the team in rebounds with five and steals with two. Jordan Meskill had eight points and three rebounds. Lenny Moore added seven points, four rebounds and a team-high two assists. Quinn Larson and Nick Niemeyer each had six points, Isiah Bubany had four points and four rebounds, Marcus Plaehn had two points and four rebounds while Josh Bradley added a point.
The Knights shot 33 percent from the field and 72 percent from the line. The Trojans shot 52 percent from the field and 59 percent from the line. The Knights fall to 4-10.
This week, the Knights were scheduled to travel to Southland on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and then play 11-4 Byron at home Thursday and 7-7 Fillmore Central at home Friday. The Falcons beat the Knights in a tight game earlier this season. Next Tuesday, they travel to Caledonia, which beat Kingsland earlier in the season and has just one loss - to Rushford-Peterson.