Former manager scores in win for Blooming Prairie boys

Published 11:27pm Friday, February 1, 2013

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — The Awesome Blossoms didn’t have trouble beating Medford (7-11 overall, 3-6 Gopher) 79-50, but it was a late shot by a former manager that gave the team a big lift Friday night in BP.

BP senior CJ Hein, who had been a manager/statician since he was an eighth grader due to a heart condition that requires an internal defibrillator, notched his first career points when he hit a 3-pointer for BP.

John Rumpza had 34 points and 14 rebounds for BP (10-7 overall, 6-2 Gopher) and Michael Thomas had 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Medford 28 22 — 50

BP 38 41 — 79

BP scoring: John Rumpza, 34; Michael Thomas, 15; Anthony Nelson, 8; Brett Wacek, 8; Weston Fiebiger, 4; CJ Hein, 3; Jake Decker, 2; Collin Yankoviak, 2; Jimmy Mans, 2; Hunter Rudlong, 1; field goals: 43 percent (29-for-66); three-pointers: 31 percent (6-for-9); free throws: 75 percent (15-for-20); rebounds: 34 (Rumpza, 14); turnovers: 20


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