Boys Basketball: Lake City, Cannon Falls, Ellsworth all fall
Cole Kruger and Carter Pesch combined to score 30 points as Hayfield put a hurt on the Lake City boys basketball team Friday night, 68-28.
Kruger’s 19 points led all scorers while Pesch’s 11 were one more than the Tigers’ Jesse Oliver, who led Lake City with 10 points. Matt Glasenapp had nine points, all on 3-pointers.
The game was all but over after the first half as the Vikings built a 37-10 lead on six 3-pointers. The Tigers were just 2 of 20 from the field, and did not score their first basket until 10 minutes, 19 seconds remained in the opening half.
Lake City will host Stewartville at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.
St. Croix Lutheran 71,
Cannon Falls 64
A slim, three-point lead at the half was not enough for the Cannon Falls boys basketball team in a 71-64 loss to St. Croix Lutheran Friday night.
"We didn't play very well offensively in the second half, and they got on a run,” said Cannon Falls head coach Josh Davisson.
The Crusaders used a two-headed attack, featuring Aage Rovney and Ade Lamu. Rovney scored 20 points, 15 of which came on five 3-pointers while Lamu led St. Croix Lutheran with 25.
Brock Peterson had a game-high 38 points, with 15 of his also comeing on five 3-pointers. Alex Bultena scored 13 points and hauled in seven rebounds. Austin Noble had eight boards for the Bombers (0-1).
"I thought we did a nice job without two starters. We just came up a little short," Davisson said, noting Hunter Johnson and Jordan Lundell both missed the game due to injury.
Cannon Falls will host Hayfield at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Eau Claire Immanuel 58,
Up by four at halftime, Eau Claire Immanuel’s defense smothered Ellsworth in the third quarter, holding the Panthers to just two points in a 58-43 season-opening victory Tuesday in Eau Claire, Wis.
Two Ellsworth players – Chrystian Kulow and Nick Taranto – finished with double-digit points. Kulow had a team-high 17 points on 6 of 14 shooting, and Taranto tacked on 14 points, thanks to going 7-for-9 at the free-throw line.
Kyle Murphy finished with eight rebounds and six points in the Panthers’ loss.
Ellsworth (0-1) is off until Nov. 26 when the team travels to Middle Border Conference foe Baldwin-Woodville.