PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL: SSC uses big second half to defeat top-seeded Mankato Loyola 51-42MANKATO — The Southwest Star Concept boys’ basketball team upset Mankato Loyola —the No. 1 seed in the South Sub-Section of Section 2A tournament — with a 51-42 win Thursday night.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
MANKATO — The Southwest Star Concept boys’ basketball team upset Mankato Loyola —the No. 1 seed in the South Sub-Section of Section 2A tournament — with a 51-42 win Thursday night.
With 2:10 left to play, SSC’s Justin Jass stole the ball and made a 3-point play to put the Quasars up 44-38.
ML quickly turned around and made a basket to make it a 4-point ballgame. Then, Jass was dribbling up the court, but had the ball stolen from him, leading to another ML basket to make the score 44-42 with 1:53 left to play.
But it was Jass again who made a big play on the next possession, making a pass to Luke Henkels, who scored a basket to put SSC up 46-42 with 1:23 left in the game.
SSC ended up scoring the last seven points of the game to secure the 51-42 upset and advance to the sub-section championship against Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin at 8 p.m. Monday.
Jameson Collin led the Quasars (16-9) with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jass added 11 points, Henkels had seven points, six rebounds and three assists, while Andrew Kramer had five points, six rebounds and three steals and Zach Schumacher had six rebounds and three blocked shots.
ML (18-8) was led by Luke Hermer’s 19 points. Carson Seifert added 10 points — all scored in the first half.
SSC gained the lead (33-32) on a Schumacher basket with 8:01 left in the game and never lost the lead after that point.
ML 24 18 — 42
SSC 21 30 — 51
ML/B-O 53, G-H-EC 46
MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin boys’ basketball team advanced to the South Sub-Section of Section 2A championship game with a victory over Granada-Huntley-East Chain in the semifinals Thursday.
The Wolverines (22-5) were led by Beau Herrig’s 24 points and 12 rebounds. Andrew Hempeck and Cody Penner each added nine points, while Carter Kirk had 11 rebounds for ML/B-O.
ML/B-O will take on Southwest Star Concept Monday in the sub-section championship. The game is at 8 p.m. at Gustavus Adolphus College.
G-H-EC 22 24 — 46
ML/B-O 32 21 — 53