Southland wins in double-overtime; L-O, BP undefeated

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 19, 2002

Austin Daily Herald

A pair of overtime thrillers highlighed boys' basketball action from Tuesday night around the county. Southland took a two-overtime Three Rivers Conference win from Elgin-Millville, 46-45, and Blooming Prairie remained undefeated with a 42-40 overtime victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo.

Two area teams were on opposite ends of 17-point margins. LeRoy-Ostrander moved to 5-0 with a 59-42 win over Kasson-Mantorville, while Winona Cotter knocked off Hayfield, 72-55.

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Southland (3-3, 2-1) ended a short two-game losing streak from its Rebel Classic tournament by coming back from an eight-point halftime deficit without its starting point guard. Steve Snyder did not play because of an illness and the Rebels appeared lost without him. Seventeen of Southland's 29 turnovers came in the first half, when the team totaled just 13 points.

A 13-6 third-quarter advantage for the Rebels brought them back into the game and eventually the comeback win.

"The key was that third quarter," said Southland coach Greg Storey. "And Greg Retterath hit two threes in overtime."

Retterath scored a team-high 15 points, netting 4-7 three-pointers in the come-from-behind win. The rest of the team was 0-6 from beyond the arc.

Tim Schneider scored 14 points before fouling out early in the fourth quarter.

"We were totally pressured all game long," Storey said. "We were totally out of our offense most of the night."

Shooting guard Dan Bakker had to take to the point-guard position and finished with six points in the difficult transition. Adam Nagele also added six points to the win.

SOUTHLAND -- Adam Nagele 6, Curt Wilson 1, Tim Schneider 14, Dan Bakker 6, Greg Retterath 15, Chad Wilson 4.

Kramer's trey lifts BPHS

David Kramer's three-pointer late in overtime lifted the Blooming Prairie boys' team to a 42-40 non-conference victory over visiting Kenyon-Wanamingo Tuesday night.

Kramer scored all of his game-high 15 points after halftime, including all eight of his team's third-quarter points as the Blossoms (5-0, 2-0) tried to erase a 10-point Knights lead. They were successful with a superior defensive effort in the fourth, holding K-W to only one field goal.

Kramer's three-pointer and a pair of free-throws by Kraig Olson, who added 13 points, iced the game in overtime.

Olson scored nine of Blooming's 13 points in the second quarter and was 4-4 at the line in overtime. He also led the team with seven rebounds.

Kirby VanDeWalker led the Knights with 13 points, and Allen Froyum added 10.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE -- David Kramer 15, Blake Symes 0, Lynn Chheang 4, Kraig Olson 13, Derek Ingvalson 0, Jon Peterson 6, Ryan Goette 6, Dan Plunkett 0.

KENYON-WANAMINGO -- Allen Froyum 10, Nick Overby 5, Craig Scheffler 3, Nick Trapp 0, Curt Boyum 2, Nick Metcalf 7, Kirby VanDeWalker 13.

Orum, L-O go to 5-0

Chad Orum recorded his fifth double-double in as many wins for LeRoy-Ostrander as the host Cardinals took care of Kasson-Mantorville, 59-42, Tuesday night in LeRoy. Orum had 24 points and 12 rebounds and L-O went to 5-0 overall.

"We've played pretty well so far, but the schedule only gets tougher as the year goes on," said coach Russ Foster.

Kasson-Mantorville led 23-21 at the half but an adjustment in the lockerroom got things going for the Cardinal offense. Dustin Thorson scored all of his 11 points in the second half and Ben Adams totaled 12 in the come-from-behind win.

LeRoy-Ostrander shot 65 percent (28-43) from the field but committed a season-high 18 turnovers.

LEROY-OSTRANDER -- Shane Bunne 2, Brett Mensink 0, Andrew Knight 2, Kirk Olson 0, Ben Adams 12, Jake Rowe 5, Chris Newton 2, Tom Reburn 1, Dustin Thorson 11, Paul Hanks 0, Nate Miller 0, Chad Orum 24.

Hayfield tandem not enough

David Johnson and Tyler Kramer combined to score 41 of Hayfield's 55 points, but Winona Cotter had four players in double-digits in a 72-55 Hiawatha Valley League setback for the host Vikings Tuesday night.

Johnson scored 23 and Kramer added 18 in the Vikings' second consecutive loss. Hayfield plays easily its toughest week of the season, finishing Friday at Rochester Lourdes.

Hayfield led 30-24 at the half but got outscored 38-25 in the final two periods. Corey Bredtke led the Ramblers' scorers with 17 points.

Weston Hanson led Hayfield with seven rebounds and added seven points in the loss.

HAYFIELD -- David Johnson 23, Tyler Kramer 18, Weston Hanson 7, Bryan Oelkers 5, Brock Greenhagen 2, Shawn Colucy 0.