Lyle-Pacelli boys hold off Mabel-Canton in physical battle

Published 10:08 pm Friday, December 7, 2018

The Lyle-Pacelli boys basketball team beat Mabel-Canton (1-2 overall, 1-1 SEC) 69-50 on the road Friday.

The Cougars came back and tied the game in the second half and the Athletics (1-1 overall, 1-1 SEC) were playing without Cole Walter and Buay Koak, who were both injured, but LP was able to pull off the win.

“It was a rough game. Mabel-Canton has a big, strong team and there was a lot of pushing and shoving,” LP head coach Scott Koenigs said. “The young guys did a good job for us.”

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LP scoring: Mach Diang, 22; Jed Nelson, 18; Zach Bollingberg, 15; Aron Hoffer-Toth, 10; Tyson Anderson, 3; Koak, 1; free throws: 60 percent (24-for-40)