By PATRICK SLACK
The Little Falls boys basketball team withstood a late second-half charge to topple visiting Princeton 69-55 in Tuesday’s Granite Ridge Conference opener.
The Flyers held a 41-30 advantage at halftime, but saw that lead dwindle to two midway through the second half at 49-47.
However, Little Falls didn’t allow Princeton to pull any closer, quickly padding its lead to as many as 19 points to seal the win and improve to 2-0.
Junior Troy Scott (15) and seniors Jake Scott (12), Collin Eckman (11) and Collin Gradin (10) reached double figures to lead the balanced Flyers’ attack.
Senior Travis Spillum (6), juniors Cam Smith (5), Sebastian Sowada (4) and Jake Loukinen (3) and sophomores Bryce Zawatzke (2) and Thomas Bell (1) also reached the scoring column for Little Falls.
Gradin had eight rebounds, Smith pulled down seven and Jake Scott recorded six steals.
Little Falls hosts Becker, Thursday.
Little Falls 69, Princeton 55
Princeton 30 25 – 55
Little Falls 41 28 – 69
Little Falls—Troy Scott, 15; Jake Scott, 12 (6 rebounds, 6 steals); Collin Eckman, 11 (6 rebounds); Collin Gradin, 10 (8 rebounds); Travis Spillum, 6; Cam Smith, 5 (7 rebounds); Sebastian Sowada, 4; Jake Loukinen, 3; Bryce Zawatzke, 2; Thomas Bell, 1.