Grand Meadow comeback falls short in overtime

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 8, 2003

Grand Meadow's frantic third-quarter comeback fell short in overtime as Houston took a 67-65 Southeast Conference boys' basketball clash from the Superlarks Friday night in the dome.

Kyle Breitbarth scored 24 points for the 'Larks as one of three double-digit scorers for the home team. Aaron Holst had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Justin Olson scored all of his 11 in Grand Meadow's 20-point fourth quarter.

"They're second in the conference, so that's why we felt pretty good about this one," said Grand Meadow coach Bruce Klaehn.

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The Superlarks (5-12) scored just one point in overtime as both teams went 1-for-4 at the free-throw line in the extra four-minute session. Grand Meadow made the defensive adjustments to take away Houston's three-point shooting, which netted eight of its nine trifectas in the first half.

The Hurricanes went to Brian Edmiston in the fourth quarter, as he scored 12 of his 17 in the period. Tony Brostrom scored a team-high 20 as Houston held on for the win.

"Some of that comeback was spurred by the fact that we played much better defense," Coach Klaehn said. "In overtime, both defenses had pretty well adjusted to everything and neither team really got any good shots."

Breitbarth tied the game at 64-64 with 10 seconds left in regulation on a putback, but the Superlarks were unable to find anyone with a good look at the basket at the end of overtime.

"We tried to run a pattern but it just didn't work out," Klaehn said.

The Superlark comeback was sparked by three three-pointers, one each from Breitbarth, Holst and Anthony Stejskal early in the third quarter. Holst added five assists to his double-double performance.

Grand Meadow hosts Lanesboro on Monday night at 7:30 p.m.


HOUSTON (67) -- John Botcher 8, Trevor Carrier 9, Tony Brostrom 20, Dale Moga 2, C.J. Jacobs 2, Brian Edmiston 17, Eric Jerviss 9.

GRAND MEADOW (65) -- Justin Olson 11, Kyle Breitbarth 24, Aaron Holst 12, Eric Holst 0, Anthony Stejskal 8, Zac Benson 4, Nate Glynn 6.



Free-throws--Houston 8-19, Grand Meadow 9-13.

Three-pointers--Houston 9, Grand Meadow 9-13.