Blossoms prevail in showdown with Lyle-Pacelli
The Blooming Prairie boys basketball team beat Lyle-Pacelli 57-49 in a showdown of Section 1A contenders in Pacelli Gym Thursday.
Kaden Thomas paced the Awesome Blossoms (11-1 overall) with 18 points and Jed Nelson led LP (11-5 overall) with 15 points.
“Both schools packed the stands and the environment was electric,” BP head coach Nate Piller said. “I thought both teams showed a lot of tenacity and had a huge desire to compete. It was a lot of fun and a very quality win against a tough opponent in their home environment. A really well played ballgame.”
BP 33 24 — 57
LP 27 22 — 49
BP scoring: Kaden Thomas, 18; Gabe Hagen, 9; Parker Vaith, 8; Isaac Ille, 8; Zach Weber, 5; Karson Vigeland, 5; Zach Archer, 4; free throws: 42 percent (11-for-26)
LP scoring: Jed Nelson, 15; Buay Koak, 15; Cole Walter, 9; Mach Diang, 8; Zach Bollingberg, 2; free throws: 50 percent (4-for-8)