Season winding down for Fillmore Central boys

DEB FINSETH/NEWS LEADER Fillmore Central’s Hadrian Williams goes for the ball as the Falcons battle Cotter-Hope Lutheran in a close game. The Falcons lost, 59-61.

DEB FINSETH/NEWS LEADER Josh Peters looks to go to the basket surrounded by Cotter-Hope Lutheran defenders last Thursday night.
By : 
Bill Bentson
News Leader

The Fillmore Central Falcons boys’ basketball team lost three games in a five-day stretch to Cotter (61-59), Plainview-Elgin-Millville (86-45) and Schaeffer Academy (69-50).

The guys are now 0-19 on the season, 0-11 in the Three Rivers Conference.  The team went 0-6 against teams in the West division.

Josh Peters scored 27 points in the loss to the Ramblers.  He made 10 of 24 from the field, four of 13 in three-pointers, and three of four at the free throw line.  He pulled down eight rebounds, dished off three assists and came up with a pair of steals.  Zach Haugerud was also in double-figures with 10.  He also contributed a rebound and two steals.

Brock Walsh had nine points on four for five shooting from the field.  Others scoring were Mason Berg (four), Hadrian Williams (three), Carson Kiehne (two), Logan Dyerson (two) and Ian Shupe (two).  Williams and Walsh also had eight rebounds each.

Tyler Raaen and Shupe led the team in assists with four each and Brock Walsh had a team-high three steals.

The guys had a pretty good shooting night, in spite of the loss, hitting 40.0 percent of their field goals, 22 of 55.  They made five of 25 (20.0%) from three-point range, and 47.6 percent (10/21) at the free throw line.

Haugerud was the only player in double-digits in the loss to the Bulldogs.  He hit five of 10 from the field and was two for two at the free throw line for 14 points.  He was two for four from downtown and had five rebounds, one steal and one assist.

Dyerson had six points against PEM, with five each for Berg and Cory Brown, four points for Peters and Walsh, three for Raaen and two each for Nick Whalen and Alec Sikkink.

Walsh led the team with eight rebounds, with five for Raaen and three each for Williams and Dyerson.  Berg, Brown and Shupe each had two boards and Peters had one.  Peters and Raaen led the team with three assists each and Dyerson topped the steals’ chart with two.

Team shooting against PEM: field goals, 36.7 percent (18/49); threes, 37.5 percent (6/16); and free throws, 42.9 percent (3/7).

Scoring for the Schaeffer Academy game came from the Post Bulletin.  Haugerud hit double-figures with 16, Peters had nine, Raaen and Dyerson, five each, Berg and Shupe, four each, Williams, Brown and Whalen, two each, and Walsh, one. 

The Falcons had seven three-pointers, three for Peter, two for Haugerud and one each for Raaen and Dyerson.  The Falcons hit seven of nine free throws in the game.

The Academy led at halftime, 41-25.

Tuesday the guys were scheduled to travel over to Rushford-Peterson, Thursday they are at Caledonia and next Monday, Feb. 11, they will go over to Spring Valley to take on the Knights.

The team will round out the regular season on Feb. 14 (against Spring Grove), Feb. 15 (versus Lewiston-Altura), Feb. 19 (at LaCrescent-Hokah) and Feb. 22 (against R-P).

Section play-in games begin on Feb. 26.