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AUSTIN EDITION - Ehret leads the way

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in lopsided L/P victory

BLOOMING PRAIRIE -- Nick Ehret had a strong game to lead the Lyle/Austin Pacelli boys to a 57-27 win over Blooming Prairie on Monday night.

Ehret scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the non-conference win for Lyle/Pacelli. Included in his point total was a 6-for-7 effort from the free throw line.

"Nick was aggressive inside and got a lot of second shot opportunities," L/P coach Reid Olson said. "He played like he's capable of and gave us a big lift offensively."

The L/P Athletics needed the point production from Ehret, because nobody else reached double figures. Kellen Blaser was assessed a technical foul in the first half and scored only four points on the night.

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It was a 30-18 lead for the visitors at halftime, but a balanced scoring attack allowed them to pull away in the second half. The backcourt tandem of Jake Burzinski and Josh Baumann combined for 15 points.

The inside game was also productive for L/P with center Jared Jacobs scoring nine points. John Mudra added six points in the paint.

"We did a good job defensively and held them to only nine points in the second half," Olson said

The Athletics made 18 of 42 shots from the floor and 21 of 31 free throws. Blooming Prairie (2-14) made just 11 of 46 shots and was 6-for-8 at the line.

Scott Verley paced the Blossoms with 14 points.

L/P (8-7) returns to Southeast Conference action tonight with a home game in Lyle versus Grand Meadow.

Lyle/Pacelli 57, Blooming Prairie 27

Lyle/Pacelli 13 29 41 57

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; Blooming Prairie 6 18 23 27

; Lyle/Pacelli: Nick Ehret 21 points, 14 rebounds; Jared Jacobs 9 points. Team stats: 18-42 FG shooting, 21-31 FT shooting.

Blooming Prairie: Scott Verley 14 points. Team stats: 11-46 FG shooting, 6-8 FT shooting.

Notes: Lyle/Pacelli outrebounded Blooming Prairie 39-19. Blooming Prairie is 2-14 overall.

Plainview 51, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 48

Zumbrota-Mazeppa 9 24 38 48

; Plainview 9 26 36 51

; Zumbrota-Mazepp: Andy Curran 12 points. Team stats: 11-19 FTs.

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Plainview: Brandon Young 14 points. Team stats: 16-31 FTs.

Notes: Plainview's Tony Theisen broke the tie at the end of the game with a free throw, and Brandon Young got the final two-pointer.

Grand Meadow 66, Elgin-Millville 64

Elgin-Millville 17 31 43 64

; Grand Meadow 18 34 51 66

; Elgin-Millville: Cullen Johnson 35 points; Bryan Bennett 12 points; Clay Olstad 11 points. Team stats: 8-17 FTs; 4 three-pointers.

Grand Meadow: Brady Lorenzen 21 points, 2 3-pointers, 7-8 FTs; Zac Benson 17 points, 15 rebounds; Bryan Peck 17 points, 3 three-pointers. Team stats: 17-30 FTs, 5 three-pointers.

Notes: In the final seconds, Zach Fay gave Grand Meadow the lead with two free throws, and junior Zac Benson got the final free throw, along with a double-double.

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