Blooming Prairie boys fall to FBA in semifinals

Blooming Praire's Jake Decker dribbles past Faribault Bethlehem Academy's Kyle Novak in Mayo Civic Center Auditorium Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

Blooming Praire’s Jake Decker dribbles past Faribault Bethlehem Academy’s Kyle Novak in Mayo Civic Center Auditorium Monday. — Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

The No. 2 seeded Blooming Prairie boys basketball team struggled out of the gates as its season came to an end on a 56-30 loss to No. 3 Faribault Bethlehem Academy (15-13 overall) 56-30 in the Section 1A West semifinals at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium Monday.

Blooming Prairie's John Rumpza attempts a jump shot against Faribault Bethlehem Academy in Mayo Civice Center Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

Blooming Prairie’s John Rumpza attempts a jump shot against Faribault Bethlehem Academy in Mayo Civice Center Monday. — Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

FBA used an early 11-0 run to take a big lead and BP (15-10 overall) couldn’t come up with answer. The Blossoms trailed 28-12 at the half and they never got within single digits in the second frame.

John Rumpza had 10 points in the loss for BP.

FBA 28 28 — 56

BP 12 18 — 30

BP scoring: John Rumpza, 10; Scott Romeo, 6; Anthony Nelson, 6; Jake Decker, 5; Weston Fiebiger, 2

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