Lyle/Pacelli starts out 2-0

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 5, 1999

Philip Halbach had a career night in leading Lyle/Pacelli to a road win Friday over Randolph, 51-47.

Sunday, December 05, 1999

Philip Halbach had a career night in leading Lyle/Pacelli to a road win Friday over Randolph, 51-47.

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The win was the second straight for Lyle/Pacelli to start the season.

Halbach scored two dozen and made 10-of-12 free throws including nine straight in the fourth quarter.

L/P took a 13-10 lead after one quarter, was up 21-16 at the half and 31-20 after three quarters.

"In the first six minutes of the second half we played well," L/P coach Gary Erlandson said. "Then we got satisfied and they came storming back."

L/P’s two leading scorers in its one-point overtime win over Glenville-Emmons on Thursday – Matt Row and Josh Kunze – were in foul trouble all night in Randolph. They both fouled out in the fourth quarter before Halbach went to work at the charity stripe.

Jason Emiliusen was the second highest scorer on the night with seven points. Danny Greibrok scored five, Kunze four, Row three, Dean DeBoer three, Jeff Austin two, Seth Pfeil two, and Jason Helgeson one. Emiliusen and Greibrok each hit a three pointer.

Southland 40, Glenville-Emmons 39

The Rebels got the lead in the fourth quarter in a nip-and-tuck battle and held off the Wolverines with tough defense on a last second chance Friday night in Glenville.

"We dominated the boards, 49-20," Southland coach Greg Storey said, "but we missed a lot of layups. We were nine-of-26 inside. Both teams had poor shooting nights. We were 15-of-54 and they were 13-of-49. We have to put the ball in better."

Glenville was out in front, barely, most of the game. It was 11-10 Glenville after one, tied at 22 at the half, and at 30 after three.

"We finally took the lead in the fourth quarter." Storey said. "They held the ball and went for a last shot. We played good defense and they didn’t get off a very good shot."

Scott Schammel had a big night inside with 16 points and 19 rebounds. Jessie Hamilton scored seven and Matt Decker six. Josh Wilson and Syd Schramm each hit a three.

Southland (1-0) hosts Houston on Tuesday.

Mabel-Canton 67, Grand Meadow 51

The Superlarks took too much time to heat up their shooting and went on to lose to the Cougars.

"We started out with some really cold shooting and fell behind 14-5 after one quarter." Grand Meadow coach Steve Grinnell said. "We had to claw our way back in. We got as close as seven, but we made some mental mistakes. The big difference in the game was their quickness. They had a lots of penetration."

The two leading penetraters were Cole Westby, who scored a team-high 19 points, and John Pecinousky, who added 18.

Ben Thorsen was the big gun for Grand Meadow with 25 points. Brian Gehling dropped in 10.

Grand Meadow (0-1) next plays Tuesday in Houston.

Kasson-Mantorville 55, Blooming Prairie 43

Two big KoMets – DJ Dorchner and Seth Milde – took control of the boards on both ends of the court to power Kasson to the win.

"They got 10 offensive rebounds in the first half and 16 overall," Blooming Prairie coach Jon Bruns said. "We allowed way too many."

After one Kasson led 16-9, at the half 37-19, and after three 48-29.

"We got as close as eight in the fourth quarter," Bruns said. "The final margin was the result of our fouling and them making their free throws."

Mark Vermilyea led the Blossoms with 20 points on four treys and four deuces. Andy Hjelmen scored 11.

Blooming Prairie next takes the court on Tuesday when the host the Alden-Conger Knights in Gopher Conference action.

Lanesboro 57, LeRoy-Ostrander 43

The Burros won the consolation championship of their season opening tournament with a big night from Kelly Connaughty.

Connaughty scored 22 in the game which more than offset Justin Stevens’ five-three pointer game for LeRoy-Ostrander.

Stevens ended up with 17 in the game.

Chad Orum chipped in 13.

The Burros went out to a 15-7 lead after a quarter, 28-22 at the half, and 37-32 after three quarters.