Boys Basketball | Rochester Lourdes 71, Stewartville 65
STEWARTVILLE — Jacob Schaefer and Nick Hanson both had strong performances for Rochester Lourdes and the Eagles held off Hiawatha Valley League rival Stewartville for a 71-65 boys basketball victory on Monday.
Schaefer scored a game-high 33 points and Hanson added 19 as the Eagles (5-3 HVL, 8-6 overall) snapped a two-game losing skid.
Stewartville held a 36-31 halftime lead, but Lourdes outscored it 40-29 in the second half to secure the victory.
Aaron Quandt had a big game for the Tigers (5-5, 9-7), scoring a team-best 23 points, including making five 3-pointers. He was the lone Stewartville player to reach double digits.
A big difference in the game was free-throw shooting and attempts. Lourdes finished 21-for-34 at the line while Stewartville was 7-for-14.
Lourdes plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chatfield, while Stewartville plays host to Triton at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.
Lourdes 71, Stewartville 65
Nick Hanson 19, James Ustby 2, Andre Stewart 4, Jacob Schaefer 33, Ryan Braun 5, Dan Sloan 8.
Aaron Quandt 23, Brandon Groski 4, Justin Zabinski 6, Evan Schlee 7, Dain Bauman 6, Cody Stanger 4, Conner Hanf 3, Sam Woods 4, Noah Johnson 8.
Halftime:STEW 36, LOUR 31.
Free throws:LOUR 21-34, STEW 7-14.
Three-point goals:LOUR 2 (Hanson 2), STEW 8 (Quandt 5, Zabinski 2, Schlee 1).