Prairie Boys Basketball: Pekarek, Upsala continue to sear Prairie Conference foes

Upsala junior Aidan Guthrie (25) skies high for two of his four points over Royalton senior Kasey Stevens, Tuesday. Upsala won 69-30 to improve to 6-0 in the Prairie Conference. (Photo courtesy of Bill Abeler)

Upsala junior Aidan Guthrie (25) skies high for two of his four points over Royalton senior Kasey Stevens, Tuesday. Upsala won 69-30 to improve to 6-0 in the Prairie Conference. (Photo courtesy of Bill Abeler)

Eighth-ranked Upsala moved to 6-0 in the Prairie Conference this week, highlighted by a 37-point outburst from senior Christian Pekarek in an 86-65 win at Swanville, Jan. 17.

Pekarek sank six threes and was 9-of-10 from the free-throw line.

Senior Dylan Zimmerman had a monstrous night as well, posting 23 points, 17 rebounds and four assists, joined in double figures by junior Aidan Guthrie with 10 points.

Junior Jeffrey Halverson added seven points, seven rebounds and four blocks.

Junior Jordan Sales led Swanville with 22 points on an efficient 10-of-13 night from the field, with junior Tyler Evans picking up 20 points and five assists.

Senior Cody Mollner delivered a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds and senior Aaron Miller added six points.

Upsala also won 69-30 against visiting Royalton, Tuesday.

 

Upsala senior Dylan Zimmerman (33) takes it to the hoop for two of his 12 points as Royalton junior Matt Fountain (45) and senior Kasey Stevens contest, Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Bill Abeler)

Upsala senior Dylan Zimmerman (33) takes it to the hoop for two of his 12 points as Royalton junior Matt Fountain (45) and senior Kasey Stevens contest, Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Bill Abeler)

Upsala roughs up LPHT

Upsala sprinted past Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity (LPHT) 96-62 in a non-conference game played at St. John’s University, Jan. 18.

Pekarek and Zimmerman matched the Bulldogs’ entire offensive output by themselves, with Pekarek putting in another 37 points and Zimmerman pouring in 25.

Senior Nathan Ehrenberg and Guthrie followed with nine points apiece and Halverson and junior Kyle Soltis each added six.

Zimmerman also snatched 12 rebounds and Pekarek distributed seven assists.

 

Swanville dropped by Prep

Swanville fell 75-44 at St. John’s Prep in Prairie Conference action, Tuesday.

Sales scored nine points while junior Austin Johnson and Evans each tallied eight for the Bulldogs.

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