Lourdes sharp in beating Z-M
Rochester Lourdes clicked on offense and romped to a 63-33 Hiawatha Valley League boys basketball victory against Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Tuesday at Lourdes.
Lourdes hopped to a 16-0 lead to begin the game.
"We shot it well and were much more efficient on offense," Eagles coach Jim Daly said.
Center James Ustby led Lourdes with 19 points. Other than that, it was balanced for the Eagles (11-4 HVL, 16-7 overall). Zach Hillman had nine points and Noah Hillman and Daniel Burriss had eight each.
Lourdes led 40-12 at intermission. The Eagles played without leading scorer Nick Hanson who was out with the flu.
Z-M, which slipped to 0-15 in the HVL and 1-21 overall, got 10 points from Jacob Forrey.
Lourdes 63, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 33
Jacob Forrey 10 P; Noah Erickson 8 P, 2 3-PT; Isaiah Stueber 5 P, 1 3-PT; Nathan Debner 6 P; Alex Guse 4 P.
Zach Hillman 9 P, 1 3-PT; Ryan Nonn 3 P; Daniel Burriss 8 P, 1 3-PT; James Ustby 19 P; Noah Hillman 8 P, 2 3-PT; Matt Ustby 2 P; Joe Dahling 2 P; Kyle Borgeson 5 P; John Schaefer 7 P, 1 3-PT.
Halftime:LOUR 40, ZM 12.
Free throws:ZM 16-18, LOUR 20-28.
Three-point goals:ZM 3, LOUR 5.
Packers' defense does in Century
Austin's pressure defense was too much for Century and it led to a 65-58 Big Nine Conference win for the Packers at Century on Tuesday.
Century trailed by nine at halftime, but opened the second half on an 18-5 scoring run to take the lead.
Sam Schwanberg was a huge part of that, as the Panthers senior finished with 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting. He nailed four 3-pointers.
But Austin countered with a 10-0 scoring run of its own and Century couldn't close the gap again. Austin nailed a pack of free throws (13-for-18 for the game) to close things out.
Century coach Joe Ohm saw a shaky beginning to the game by his team as being the difference.
"Austin's defensive pressure gave us fits in the first eight minutes of the game; we had a slow start taking care of the ball," Ohm said.
Gach Gach had 20 points for Austin.
Jon Dicke had 11 points and five rebounds for Century, and Alex Beise had 13 points.
Century is 2-17 in the Big Nine, 3-20 overall. Austin is 11-8, 12-11.
Austin 65, Century 58
Both Gach 2 R; Levi Vierkandt 8 P, 3 R, 1 3-PT; Tate Hebrink 9 P, 3 3-PT; Zach Coffey 9 P, 1 3-PT; Nik Gasner 7 P, 1 R, 1 3-PT; Gach Gach 20 P, 12 R; Noah Brehmer 8 P, 3 R, 2 3-PT; Kyle Oberbroeckling 4 P, 4 R.
Alex Beise 13 P, 3 R, 3 3-PT; Darryl Martin 2 P, 1 R; Jared Bakken 2 P, 6 R; Thomas Hanson 2 R; Eli Anderson 2 P, 1 R; Sam Schwanberg 28 P, 2 R, 4 3-PT; Evan Miller 2 R; Jonathan Dicke 11 P, 5 R.
Halftime:AUS 31, CENT 22.
Free throws:AUS 13-18, CENT 7-10.
Three-point goals:AUS 8, CENT 7.