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BP boys can’t hang on in loss to FBA

The Blooming Prairie boys basketball team saw a seven-point halftime lead slip away in a 52-48 loss at Faribault Bethlehem Academy (11-2 overall, 6-0 Gopher) Friday.

The Awesome Blossoms (5-8 overall, 2-4 Gopher) didn’t score in the first eight minutes of the second half.

“It was a tough loss tonight,” BP head coach John Bruns said. “We played our best half of the year, but we hit a dry spell.”

Michael Thomas had 21 points, eight rebounds and five steals for BP and John Rumpza added 18 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.

FBA 21 31 — 52

BP 28 20 — 48

BP scoring: Michael Thomas, 21; John Rumpza, 18; Luke Hueman, 6; Gabe Kartes, 2; Alex Fiebiger, 1; field goals: 30 percent (18-for-59); three-pointers: 36 percent (4-for-11); free throws: 75 percent (12-for-16); turnovers: 16