Century pushes its record to 5-0
Rochester Century stretched its season-opening win streak to five games with a 59-49 decision over Winona in a Big Nine Conference boys basketball game Tuesday night at the Century gym.
Century scored the first 10 points of the game and never trailed, although Winona did come back to tie the score at 20. The Panthers had a 27-22 lead at the break.
Century improved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the Big Nine Conference heading into the Christmas break. It was the first loss for Winona (3-1, 1-1).
"We did a great job first half of getting everybody involved and moving the ball agains Winona tough 2-3 zone," said Century head coach Joe Ohm.
Ohm said he was proud of the way the team stepped up in the absence of leading scorer Nate Kruisselbrink who is out with an injury.
Bryce Duncan score 15 points, Cody Johnson scored 13, and Alvin Campbell had nine points and nine rebounds for Century. Ater Manyang snared 13 rebounds, and Nick Beise had six assists.
Martin Feddersen had a big game for Winona with 16 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and three assists. Mark Blacklock also had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
"Duncan played a nice game on both ends of the floor having 15 points and guarding Blacklock, one of the best players in the conference," Ohm noted. "Cody Johnson had a good all-around game getting us into our offense and stretching the lead early with his outside shooting ."
Century is off until the first round of the Rotary/US Bank Holiday Classic. The Panthers open against Monticello in the fourth quarterfinal game Tuesday at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium.
Century 59, Winona 49
Divontay Pinkerton 6, Lance Jensen 3, Jake Lieske 4, Matt Blomsness 0, Hunter Gamoke 0, Zach Benson 4, William Leaf 0, Anthony Inman 2, Mark Blacklock 14, Martin Feddersen 16, Tony Blass 0, Dan Swartz 0, Hunter Kruse 0, Skyler Marks 0, Trae Cierzon 0.
Other stats:Feddersen 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals; Blacklock 10 rebounds.
Ater Manyang 8, Cody Johnson 13, Paul Aronhalt 0, Kris Sveum 6, Nick Beise 7, Matthew Buettner 0, Alex Carlson 1, Conner Muenkel 0, Alvin Campbell 9, Matthew Marks 0, Trevor Priestley 0, Alex Crawford 0, Alex Frandsen 0, Bryce Duncan 15, Cody Janzen 0, Carter Evans 0.
Other stats:Campbell 9 rebounds, 3 blocks; Manyang 13 rebounds, 3 assists; Beise 6 assists; Johnson 3 assists.
Halftime: CENT 27, WIN 22.
Free throws: WIN 12-21, CENT 9-24.
Three-point goals: WIN 3 (Lieske 1, Feddersen 1, Blacklock 1), CENT 4 (Sveum 1, Johnson 3).
MAYO 72, FARMINGTON 68
First win for Spartans
FARMINGTON — Mayo had been aching for a win, and it got one, thanks in good part to its big guy.
The Spartans rode 6-foot-8 center Michael Idso's big night to a 72-68 non-conference win over Farmington. Idso finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds. He had two three-pointers.
"Idso shot the ball really well tonight," Mayo coach Shaun Lang said.
Mayo, which moved to 1-3, led virtually start to finish. It led by as much as 10 points through part of the second half.
"You don't want to say a game this early is a must-win game," Lang said. "But we needed this one, partly for seedings in our (end-of-the-season) section tournament."
Idso wasn't the only Mayo player to have a big game. Lance Dozier had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Kevale Taylor added eight points and five assists.
Lang felt like his team got sloppy with the ball to end the game, which he said kept Farmington (2-3) in it.
Mayo 72, Farmington 68
Kyle Vanwettering 2, Lance Dozier 14, Nate Penz 9, Tyler Essig 1, Ian Reid Hathaway 13, Ben Alexander 2, Kevale Taylor 8, Michael Idso 23.
Other stats:Idso 10 rebounds, Dozier 11 rebounds, Taylor 5 assists.
Josh Ruthenbeck 15, Elliot Fenske 7, Austin Bassett 9, Sebren Baer 4, Andy Born 2, Darren Beenken 7, Zach Wallace 3, Alex Michels 21.
Halftime: MAYO 32, FARM 28.
Free throws: MAYO 17-31, FARM 3-6.
Three-point goals: MAYO 5 (Idso 2, Penz 1, Dozier 1, Taylor 1), FARM 5 (Bassett 1, Beenken 1, Wallace 1, Fenske 1, Michels 1).
LOURDES 49, STEWARTVILLE 47
Lourdes got another strong game from Shane McGrath, and outlasted Stewartville 49-47 in double-overtime in Hiawatha Valley League action.
Lourdes got 15 points and seven rebounds from McGrath, which moved to 5-1 overall. McGrath's biggest basket was the game-winner in the second overtime, as he grabbed a teammate's miss and scored inside.
"McGrath is relentless," Lourdes coach Jim Daly said. "He goes after every rebound."
Besides McGrath's effort, the Eagles got terrific balance. Four players were in double figures. Alex Kapraun had 11 points and Nic Jensen and Chris Eickemeyer each added 10. Lourdes also shot well from the free-throw line, hitting 12 of 15 attempts.
The Eagles won despite a strong game from Stewartville's Isaac Tapp. The senior had 21 points, including 14 in the first half when he made every shot he took. That included going 2-for-2 from three-point range.
"The good thing was we kept (Tapp) off the free-throw line in the second half," Daly said.
Lourdes finished with a 24-14 rebounding advantage. It shot 44 percent from the field, but just 3-for-15 from three-point distance. Stewartville was 6-for-13 on treys.
Stewartville slipped to 3-2 overall.
Lourdes 49, Stewartville 47
Trevor Dale 8, Isaac Tapp 21, Brandon Larsen 11, Luke Lonien 2, Aaron Simmons 2, Will Gisler 3.
Nic Jensen 10, Sean Griffin 2, Alex Kapraun 11, Shane McGrath 15, Chris Eickemeyer 10, Jacob Schaefer 1.
Halftime: STEW 29, LOUR 24.
Free throws: STEW 7-7, LOUR 12-15.
Three-point goals: STEW 7, LOUR 3.