Blossoms edge NRHEG

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 22, 2003

A halftime adjustment halted NRHEG's charge as the Blooming Prairie boys' basketball team surged to 12-2 and 6-1 in the Gopher Conference with a 49-36 victory Tuesday night in Blooming.

The Blossoms held the slow-paced Panthers to single-digit scoring in three of four quarters. Jon Peterson scored seven of his game-high 12 points in the fourth quarter, and David Kramer scored all of his eight in the final frame as BPHS locked in the win with an 18-14 edge in the last quarter.

"We came out in the second half and made some nice adjustments and pulled out to a little bit of a lead," said Blooming coach John Bruns.

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The Blossoms led 18-14 after the first half but slowly opened up their lead en route to the Gopher Conference victory.

Zak Tracy led the Panthers with 11 points.

Blooming Prairie hosts USC Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

NRHEG (36) -- Jacey Reese 5, Dusty Wayne 2, Zak Tracy 11, Bjorn Peterson 8, Matt Wencl 2, Mike Holopeter 4, Derek Kruckeberg 0, Tim Tappe 2, Dusty Davis 2.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE (49) -- David Kramer 8, Blake Symes 7, Lynn Chheang 4, Kraig Olson 10, Doug Wencl 2, Derek Ingvalson 0, Jon Peterson 12, Ryan Goette 2, Dan Plunkett 4.



Free-throws--NR 4-6; BP 10-19.

Three-pointers--NR 2 (Reese, Tracy); BP 1 (Kramer).