Up by six at halftime against Maple River Saturday, Lake City rolled in the second half with a 40-17 scoring margin en route to a 71-42 non-conference victory.
Leading the Tigers in scoring was Nathan Heise, who hit five 3-pointers as part of a 21-point outing. Reid Gastner had 13 of his 17 points in the first half, and Marc Kjos tallied all eight of his points after halftime. Zach Bremer chipped in with nine points.
Ethan Sindelir was the only player for the Eagles to reach double digits with 13 points.
On Thursday, Lake City (2-0) will begin a three-game home stand against Lewiston-Altura, followed by Chatfield Friday.Late Friday
Cannon Falls 64, Hill-Murray 61
Down 26-13 in the first half, Cannon Falls looked like it may get blown out in the season-opener versus Hill-Murray. But the Bombers battled back and managed to knock off the Pioneers for a 64-61 win on Friday night.
“It was a nice, gritty effort by our guys to dig in for what was a physical, fast basketball game,” said Cannon Falls head coach Josh Davisson. “Overall, it was a nice start to our season.”
Leading the Bombers’ efforts was Ryan Dirckx, who finished with 24 points, including four 3-pointers and a 10-for-12 effort at the free-throw line. Chase Reber added 12 points, followed by 11 from Isaac Illa.
As a team, Cannon Falls finished 17 of 20 at the free-throw line to go with seven 3-pointers.
Hill-Murray had two players — Matt Weimann (14) and Matt Langer (13) — finish in double figures.