Athletics overcome troubles at the line

Published 10:47 pm Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Atheltics struggled from the free throw line but prevailed to beat Randolph 84-73 on the road in a boys basketball game Tuesday.

L/P (12-7 overall) missed 26 free throws, but rode a career high scoring night from Brady Stier, who had 35 points and 14 rebounds.

“Brady got just about every rebound he wanted and so did Ryan (Rust),” L/P head coach Reid Olson said. “This was a big win for us in the subsection.”

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Rust added nine points and 13 rebounds for the Athletics, who out-rebounded Randolph (2-13 overall) 36-10.

Cody Meyer had 27 points for the Athletics, but he shot just 9-for-22 from the charity stripe.

L/P scoring: Stier, 35; Meyer, 27; Rust, 9; Michael Lonergan, 6; Matt Buntje, 5; Justin Hutchinson, 2; free throws: 42 percent (19-for-45)

Randolph scoring: Chaz Speight, 24; Ethan Podritz, 17; Marty Wernimont, 13; free throws: 64 percent (16-for-25)