LAKEVILLE -- Lakeville North shook off a slow start to top Century 81-72 in non-conference boys basketball on Tuesday night.
Century led by as many as seven points early in the game, but ran into some trouble when Jack Fisher picked up a pair of quick fouls.
Lakeville North, a Class AAAA state power, surged to a 39-27 lead at the half, but Century was able to knock down some 3-pointers in the second half to pull within eight at one point.
"They did well, but got worn down the last four minutes," Century coach Jacob Vetter said of his team.
Nelson Koshiol was one of four Lakeville players in double figures as he scored 18 points and had four of the team's 10 3-pointers.
Fisher overcame his early foul woes to lead Century with a game-high 23 points and he hit three 3-pointers. Cannon Tweed tallied 14 points and Mark Leonard added 12.
"The guys competed, came back and worked the offense like we know we can," Vetter said.
Vetter added that the Panthers (0-2) have to do a better job of getting back on defense and rebounding better.
Lakeville North 81, Century 72
Carter Proud 2 P; Gabe Hanson 6 P, 1 3-PT; Stephen Olander 7 P, 1 3-PT; Mark Leonard 12 P, 1 3-PT; Jack Fisher 23 P, 3 3-PT; Canon Tweed 14 P; Peter Lynch 2 P.
LAKEVILLE NORTH (81)
Nelson Koshiol 18 P, 4 3-PT; Josh Kamara 13 P, 2 3-PT; Will Blascziek 13 P, 3 3-PT; Cooper Laufenburger 11 P, 1 3-PT.
Halftime: LN 39, CENT 27.
Free throws: CENT 12-16, LN 14-19.
Three-point goals: CENT 6, LN 10.
SCHAEFFER DOUBLES UP M-C
Nic Sanger scored 14 points and Isaiah Lahr added 10 as Schaeffer Academy toppled Mabel-Canton 50-25 in Southeast Conference play on Tuesday.
The host Lions jumped to a 33-12 lead at the half. They finished the game 20-for-32 at the line.
Luke Kottom chipped in with eight points and nine rebounds for Schaeffer.
Ethan Underbakke led M-C with 11 points.
Schaeffer Academy 50, Mabel-Canton 25
Ethan Underbakke 11 P; Brayden Gjere 4 P; Rien Crawford 1 P; Gavin Johnson 7 P; Reid Crawford 2 P.
SCHAEFFER ACADEMY (50)
Luke Bothun 3 P, 1 3-PT; Nic Sanger 14 P, 2 3-PT; Adam Rector 2 P; Isaiah Lahr 10 P; Aidan Kluth 2 P; Ebube Mordi 5 P; Ben Merry 6 P, 1 3-PT; Luke Kottom 8 P, 9 R.
Halftime: SA 33, MC 12.
Free throws: MC 9-16, SA 20-32.
Three-point goals: MC 0, SA 4.