Boys Basketball: Little Falls breaks away from Pierz in second half

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor

Little Falls senior Jake Scott drives along the baseline during Friday's game against Pierz. Scott finished with seven points, five rebounds and four steals as the Flyers earned a 68-42 road win. (Photo courtesy of Kirby Scott)

Little Falls senior Jake Scott, left, drives along the baseline against Pierz senior Jon Fuhrman during Friday’s game against Pierz. Scott finished with seven points, five rebounds and four steals as the Flyers earned a 68-42 road win. (Photo courtesy of Kirby Scott)

After taking a narrow 22-18 lead into halftime, the Little Falls boys basketball team erupted for 46 points in the second half, taking down host Pierz 68-42, Friday.

Senior Collin Eckman led a trio of Flyers in double figures with 18 points, joined by juniors Troy Scott (12) and Sebastian Sowada (10).

Senior Spencer Lubbers contributed nine points, followed by seniors Jake Scott (7) and Travis Spillum (4), sophomore Bryce Zawatzke (4), senior Collin Gradin (2) and junior Cam Smith (2).

Eckman and Spillum each grabbed six rebounds and Jake Scott recorded five rebounds and four steals.

Senior Ben Boser scored 12 points, senior Cullin Carter had eight points and seven rebounds and senior Mitch Bednar registered seven points and 11 rebounds to lead the Pioneers.

Seniors Josh Templin (6), T.J. Hoheisel (4) and Jess Kasper (2), junior Matt Athman (2) and freshman Jonny Kasper (1) also scored, with Kasper grabbing nine rebounds.

Little Falls hosts Sauk Centre in the first round of its holiday tournament, Friday at 7:45 p.m.

Pierz plays against Braham in the first round of the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusader Classic, Thursday at 2 p.m.

 

Little Falls 68, Pierz 42

Little Falls 22 46 – 68

Pierz 18 24 – 42

Little Falls—Collin Eckman, 18 (6 rebounds; 3 assists); Troy Scott, 12; Sebastian Sowada, 10; Spencer Lubbers, 9 (4 rebounds); Jake Scott, 7 (5 rebounds, 4 steals); Travis Spillum, 4 (6 rebounds); Bryce Zawatzke, 4 (4 rebounds); Collin Gradin, 2; Cam Smith, 2.

Pierz—Ben Boser, 12 (3 assists); Cullin Carter, 8 (7 rebounds); Mitch Bednar, 7 (11 rebounds, 3 assists); Josh Templin, 6; T.J. Hoheisel, 4 (5 rebounds); Matt Athman, 2; Jess Kasper, 2 (9 rebounds); Jonny Kasper, 1.

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