Boys Basketball: Bombers end regular season with 2 OT winIt took two overtimes but Cannon Falls got the victory it was looking for Thursday on the road against Kasson-Mantorville, winning 75-72.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
It took two overtimes but Cannon Falls got the victory it was looking for Thursday on the road against Kasson-Mantorville, winning 75-72.
The Bombers ended the regular season with a win in their first game in the last nine days.
“Glad we had that one before we started playoffs,” Cannon Falls head coach Josh Davisson said. “It’s tough to not play in that amount of time.”
Jordan Lundell led Cannon Falls (16-10) with 23 points and five 3-pointers. Noah Callister provided 19 points and six rebounds while Brock Peterson added 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists. The Bombers have struggled with free-throw shooting all season but they went 20-for-26 from the line in Thursday’s win and K-M made just 5 of 16 free-throw attempts.
“Things started going their way and we started making shots and making free throws when we needed to and finished off a game,” Davisson said. “I thought the guys did a good job maintaining their composure. Now, it’s lose and you’re done.”
The game was tied 58-58 at the end of regulation and 62-62 after the first overtime. Cannon Falls led 31-30 at halftime.
Chad Aaker had 18 points to lead the KoMets (4-21), who had four players score in double figures. Joey Hyde notched 17 points, Brandon Scott tallied 11 points and Alek Pena scored 10 points in the loss. K-M shot 31-for-77 from the field as the KoMets grabbed 19 offensive rebounds.
“They just crashed the boards very hard,” Davisson said. “They were knocking balls out of our hands constantly. It was a pretty physical game.”
Next up, the Bombers will host Kenyon-Wanamingo Monday in the first round of the Section 2AA playoffs.