AUSTIN EDITION L/P overcomes slow start

Lyle/Pacelli beats Houston

HOUSTON -- The Lyle/Austin Pacelli boys swept the season series from Houston with a 52-33 win on Friday night.

Things started slow in this Southeast Conference basketball game as both teams combined to score just nine points in the first quarter. Lyle/Pacelli then got its offense going and started to pull away in the second quarter.

"It was a physical game and a sluggish first quarter," L/P coach Reid Olson said. "They have a slippery floor and it was tough to get the footing. The two teams kind of slugged it out in the first quarter."

L/P then pulled out to a 10-point lead at halftime. Kellen Blaser began to find his shooting touch and he led the L/P Athletics with a game-high 16 points.


Nobody else reached double figures for the visitors, but they did have decent offensive balance. Nick Ehret had nine points, while Jared Jacobs and Josh Baumann each added eight in the SEC win.

"In the third quarter we started moving better, but we still missed a ton of shots," Olson said. "We missed a dozen layups and 11 free throws on the night. It was an ugly game and neither team adjusted well to how things were called."

L/P (10-7, 6-4) travels to Medford for a non-conference game Tuesday night.


Jake Burzinski 4, Caleb Martin 0, Josh Gunderson 0, Nick Ehret 9, Kellen Blaser 16, Jared Jacobs 8, Tyler Fett 3, John Mudra 1, Josh Baumann 8, Brandon Scherer 3.


Bobby Fitting 0, Joe Orr 1, Alex Edwards 2, Treye Carrier 5, Stuart Britson 10, Matt Kildahl 2, Dale Moga 13, Nick Myhre 0, T.J. Heinden 0.

Quarter scores


Lyle/Pacelli 6 22 39 52

; Houston 3 12 21 33

; Three-point goals -- None.

Free throws -- L/P 6-17, Houston 10-16.

Fouled out -- None.

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