L/P boys notch road win
WINONA — The Lyle/Austin Pacelli boys basketball team played Hope Lutheran in a Southeast Conference game on Friday night at St. Mary's University.
A solid defensive effort in the first half sparked the visiting Lyle/Pacelli Athletics to a double-digit lead. The Athletics built on that lead throughout the second half and came away with a 75-52 win.
Skylar Meyer led the way in scoring for the Athletics with 20 points. Damian Haugen had the best game of his high school career with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Adding balance to the offense, David Diang and Jordan Hart were also in double figures. Diang had 17 points and a team-high 13 rebounds, while Hart scored all of his 11 points in the second half.
"We did a good job in the first half and the defense was great in holding them to only 24 points," L/P coach Casey Anderson said. "Skylar got into some foul trouble in the first half and other guys stepped up to help with the scoring load. After the home loss earlier in the week, this was a nice conference win on the road."
Lyle/Pacelli (6-5 overall, 3-4 SEC) travels to Goodhue for a non-conference game on Monday night.
LYLE/PACELLI 75, HOPE LUTHERAN 52
Skylar Meyer 20, Damian Haugen 16, David Diang 17. Jordan Hart 11, Max Brennan 4, Alex Oskirko 4, Brennan Ruis 2, Stephen Juenger 1.
HOPE LUTHERAN (52)
Jason Klug 30, Andrew Fratzke 7, Caleb Forst 5, Josh Forst 4, Stanley Liu 3, Jacob Ryan 2, Jed Cranor 1.
Halftime:Lyle/Pacelli 36, Hope 24.
Three-point goals:LP 1 (Haugen 1). HL 3 (Klug 1, C.Forst 1, J.Forst 1)).
Free throws:Lyle/Pacelli 14-28, Hope 17-30.
Rebounds:LP 45 (Diang 13, Meyer 11, Haugen 10).