Lyle-Pacelli boys can’t finish comeback against Lions

Published 10:19 pm Friday, January 18, 2013

LYLE — The Lyle-Pacelli boys basketball team showed some fight in a 78-70 loss to Spring Grove (10-4 overall, 10-0 SEC) in Lyle Friday.

The Athletics (8-6 overall, 6-4 SEC) pulled to within four late in the contest, but they ran out of time on their comeback.

“We had a little spell in the first half where we didn’t quite run our offense and Spring Grove is always a big mental game,” LP head coach Casey Anderson said. “We played a lot better defense in the second half and I’m proud of how the kids battled. We’re getting better.”

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SG 47 31 — 78

LP 38 32 — 70

LP scoring: Jordan Hart, 19; David Diang, 18; Skylar Meyer, 16; Matt Kasel, 7; Stephen Juenger, 4; Braden Kocer, 2; free throws: 25 percent (2-for-8)