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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.

Lyle-Pacelli’s Cole Walter drives during the first half against Blooming Prairie Thursday night in Pacelli. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

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.”

Blooming Prairie’s Drew Kittleson puts up a running shot during the first half against Lyle-Pacelli Thursday night. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

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)