Kingsland boys split TRC games; down Fillmore Central in OT
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:57 AM
Last Tuesday night the Kingsland boys beat Fillmore Central in overtime, 71-64. Friday night they lost a Three Rivers Conference basketball game to Caledonia, 68-35, evening their TRC record at 1-1. The guys are now 1-2 overall for the season.
Jordan Meskill puts up a shot for the Knights vs. Fillmore Central.
In the win over the Falcons, Kingsland had a 35-18 lead at halftime, and built that lead to 24 (42-18) early on in the second stanza. Fillmore Central came back to take a 53-51 lead at the 2:52 mark. Trailing by four points, 54-58, with 38 second to go in the game, Marshall Oeltjen connected on four of four from the line to tie the game at 58-58, sending the contest into overtime.
In the overtime, Jordan Meskill hit a three-point shot with just six seconds gone, giving the Knights a 61-58 lead, a lead they would not relinquish.
Kingsland had four players in double-figures, led by Jacob Rindels and Jordan Meskill, each with 16. Rindels hit 11 of 13 free throws in the game, including five of six in the overtime. Meskill hit four three-pointers in the contest, including the one that gave Kingsland the initial lead in the OT. Marcus Plaehn and Oeltjen each finished the night with 10. Julius Wolf finished the game with eight points, including seven in the first half.
Filip Swanson hit double-figures in rebounds with 10, and added four points. Also scoring for the Knights were Quinn Larson (3) and Isiah Bubany (4). Rindels led the team with four assists. Bubany and Plaehn were tops in steals, each with two.
In the loss to the Warriors, freshman Quinn Larson led the team with 14 points, including 11 of the team's 16 points in the second half. Larson was four of eight from the field and a perfect four of four at the charity stripe. Adding to the scoring were Rindels (3), Meskill (6), Swanson (5), Plaehn(5) and De'Angilo Funches(2).
Swanson led the team with a dozen rebounds. Rindels had five of the team's six assists. Kingland reported 39 turnovers in the loss to Caledonia.
The boys travel to Plainview-Elgin-Millville Friday night and host Rochester Lourdes Saturday and St. Charles, Tuesday, Dec. 18.