Superlarks Use First-Half Push To Down Falcons on Cool 104
The Grand Meadow Superlarks used a 14-0 run late in the first half, including nine of those points coming with just over a minute left, to op the Fillmore Central Falcons 54-44 Friday night in Grand Meadow.
The Falcons jumped out to an early 9-3 lead, and held that lead all the way until the 1:41 mark in the first half, where Fillmore Central led 14-13.
The Superlarks then got a bucket to take a 15-14 lead, followed by back-to-back 3's by Matthew Koball gave Grand Meadow a 21-14 lead. Max Jech added a 3 of his own and the next thing you knew the Superlarks were up 10 at the half.
It was a strong push from Grand Meadow, as they were able to break the pressure down from Fillmore Central, and get open looks from distance. The Falcons had a tough time putting the ball in the bucket, but Nate Haugerud was a force to be reckoned with.
He finished with an unofficial double-double, playing aggressive defense and offense in the second half to jump-start a comeback. Trailing 43-32, Colton Kraling converted an AND-1, and then he did it again and the lead was cut to 43-38. The Falcons continued to dial up the pressure, as Grand Meadow struggled to control the basketball.
Five was a close as the margin would get, as the Superlarks found the control, using their inside presences with Colt Landers and Ethan Gilbert to secure the win. Gilbert was fantastic, making few mistakes on the floor, and contributing when the team needed him too most. Landers finished with a team-high 14, and helped ice the game.
With the win, Grand Meadow advances to 3-0 on the season, while Fillmore Central falls to 0-2.
KVGO Subway Player of the Game (Fillmore Central) - Nate Haugerud
KVGO Subway Player of the Game (Grand Meadow) - Ethan Gilbert
Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball (Grand Meadow) - Colt Landers