Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rushford-Peterson 72 Lakeview Christian 54

Rushford-Peterson pulled out from a 42-27 halftime lead to 51-30 at 14:00 of the 2nd half, forcing Lakevie coach Bob Newstrom to take a timeout. But that only gave RP coach Tom Vix a minute to tell his kids to start milking the clock. So it was a lot of keep away for a long, long portion of the 2nd half at the end of which RP almost had maintained its 20 point lead, 72-54.

RP denied Anders Broman the ball and he finished 13-of-24 for 34 points, 8 below his average. His teammates made just 8-of-31 shots.

Meanwhile it was RP who put on a shooting clinic, making 25-of-45 or 56 percent of its shots. Seth Thompson and Jorli Hauge led the way with 19 and 18 points, while Charlie Krambeer added 14, 12 of them in the 1st half on 4-of-10 3-point shooting. RP dominated the boards 36-22.

The game got away from Lakeview after the halfway mark of the 1st half. Trailing 21-20, Lakeview missed its next 5 shots while RP scored on 5 of 6 possessions to lead 32-20. Lakeview never got within double figures again.

Player of the Game: Seth Thompson who scored 3 of RP's 5 buckets during their crucial surge after the 9 minute mark of the 1st half, and who led RP with 19

Anders Broman is shooting 60 percent but his Lakeview Lions are behind 42-27. Rushford-Peterson is denying Broman the ball and forcing his teammates to shoot the rock, which they're doing at below a 30 percent clip (5-of-17). Broman is 6-for-10 including a 3 and 1 FT for a total of 14 points.

Meanwhile, it is RP that is putting on a shooting clinic. Seth Thompson, Charlie Krambeer and Jorli Hauge are shooting 14-for-27. Krambeer is 4-of-10 from 3 point range, and the 3some have scored 35 points for the Trojans.

It was 21-20 RP at the 9-minute mark, but the 2nd half of the 1st half was all RP 21-7 as Broman got off only 2 shots after that.

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