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BP boys fall to Mankato Loyola

The Blooming Prairie boys basketball team had its three game winning streak come to an end in a 75-54 loss at Mankato Loyola (11-4 overall) Saturday.

BP (8-9 overall, 4-5 Gopher) was within five points in the second half, but the Crusaders were able to pull away.

“The game was much closer than the final score indicates,” BP head coach John Bruns said.

BP 27 27 – 54

ML 41 34 – 75

BP scoring: Michael Thomas, 21; Gabe Kartes, 12; John Rumpza, 11; Luke Hueman, 5; Ryan McCabe, 1; field goals: 37 percent (21-for-56); three-pointers: 26 percent (4-for-15); free throws: 50 percent (8-for-16); rebounds: 25 (Rumpza, 12); turnovers: 23