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L/P boys lose on the road

HOUSTON — The Lyle/Austin Pacelli boys basketball team remained winless on the season with a 61-38 loss to Houston on Friday night.

Skylar Meyer led the way for the visiting Lyle/Pacelli Athletics with 13 points in the Southeast Conference loss. Meyer and David Diang each made a three-pointer for Lyle/Pacelli on the night.

The Houston Hurricanes (5-0 overall, 3-0 SEC) had three players score in double figures. Mitchell Beckman scored a game-high 17 points. The home team connected on seven three-pointers in the conference win.

It was a competitive first half for the Athletics and they were only down by three points in the closing seconds. L/P had the ball and was going for the last shot, then the momentum turned in favor of the Hurricanes.

"We threw the ball away, then they hit a three-pointer to close out the first half and we kind of died after that," L/P coach Casey Walter said. ""In the second half, we kind of fell apart and weren't very aggressive offensively, They were a lot more physical in the second half."

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Lyle/Pacelli (0-4 overall, 0-3 SEC) plays at Grand Meadow on Tuesday night.

HOUSTON 61, LYLE/PACELLI 38

LYLE/PACELLI (38)

Skylar Meyer 13, Max Brennan 6, Jordan Hart 6, Jonah Rohne 4, David Diang 9.

HOUSTON (61)

Troy Sires 8, Mitchell Beckman 17, Tyler Hoskins 2, Hans Lundberg 14, Josh Vix 8, Tyler Peplinski 12.

Other stats: Lundberg 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 5 blocks; Sires 10 rebounds; Peplinski 4 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks.

Halftime:Houston 31, Lyle/Pacelli 25.

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Free throws:L/P 2-4, HOU 3-6.

Three-point goals:L/P 2 (Meyer 1, Diang 1). HOU 7 (Beckman 1, Sires 1, Vix 3, Peplinski 2).

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