Wolverines topple Athletics

Published 10:20 pm Monday, December 13, 2010

Lyle/Pacelli's Colton Scherer, right, goes after a loose ball against Glenville/Emmons' Derek Olson in the first half of L/P's 73-32 loss in Lyle Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

LYLE — Things started as bad as they could for the Lyle/Pacelli boys basketball team against Glenville/Emmons Monday night.

But they ended a little better for the Athletics (0-3 overall, 0-2 SEC), despite the fact that the Wolverines (4-0 overall, 3-0 SEC) walked away with a 73-32 win.

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The Athletics committed 12 turnovers in the game’s first eight minutes as G/E scored the first 27 points of the game. L/P didn’t get on the board until sophomore David Diang knocked down a jump shot to make it 27-2 with 7:40 left in the first half.

“They’re good, they were beating us up and down the court and they were boxing out,” L/P head coach Casey Anderson said of the Wolverines. “We’ll mark it down, learn from it and move on, that’s the advantage of us being young.”

L/P was forced to play a lot of sophomores in the first half as seniors Colton Scherer and Skylar Meyer sat with foul trouble, but once they got their main lineup back in the Athletics slowed it down in the second half and ran their offense.

L/P had just eight turnovers in the second frame as the Wolverines outscored them 31-21 over that stretch.

“It was night and day with he first half compared to the second half,” Anderson said. “I told the kids if we would’ve hustled like we did the last three minutes (of the game) for the whole game, it would’ve been a tight contest. In the first half I think everybody was scared.”

Ryan Rust, a senior forward for L/P, hit three second half three-pointers and he finished with 13 points and nine rebounds. Anderson was also pleased with the play of Diang at point guard.

“David played a heck of a game again for a sophomore getting thrown into the fire,” Anderson said.

After falling behind early, the Athletics got as close as 22, but G/E pulled away as it had four different players reach double figures in points.

G/E 43 31 — 73

L/P 11 21 — 32

L/P scoring: Ryan Rust, 13; Carter Guthmiller, 9; Colton Scherer, 3; Skylar Meyer, 3; Max Brennan, 2; David Diang, 2; free throws: 0 percent (0-for-9); rebounds: 31 (Rust, 9); turnovers: 27

G/E scoring: Andrew Lau, 12; Tyler Woodside, 12; Derek Olson, 10; Ryan Dempewof, 10; Wyatt Madson, 8; Landon Hall, 7; Perry Kirsch, 7; Trenton Thoms, 4; Peter Hansen, 3; free throws: 64 percent (9-for-14); rebounds: 42; turnovers: 24