Strong Second Half Leads Grand Meadow Past Southland
The Grand Meadow Superlarks came back from a half-time deficit to take down the Southland Rebels 57-51 at Southland High School Friday Night
It was the Colt Landers show for the Superlarks as the freshman tallied 28 points and grabbed an unofficial 10 rebounds in the win. Jared Landherr was fantastic for Southland, as the senior is now the second-most points in Southland history. He finished with 23.
The Rebels led 28-24 at the break, but the Superlarks were able to tie things up right out of the gate in the second half. Utilizing Landers size, Grand Meadow was able to get some very good looks in the post, and trade buckets with Southland until Landers connected on a layup to give them a 36-34 lead.
Southland continued to attack the rim, where they found their most success. Landherr and Lee Wilson did much of the damage, using their quickness to get into the paint and facilitate or get a layup. After Grand Meadow made with 47-42, the Rebels hit a three by Jacob Schmitz to make it a two-point game, but that will be as close as they got.
Grand Meadow hit their free throws and was able to escape with a 57-51 win in what was an excellent atmosphere.
Southland led for a majority of the first half, leading by as much as six in the game, but in the second half, Landers did a great job of scoring, and with some clutch plays from Ethan Lane, who finished with 10 for Grand Meadow, the Superlarks were able to hold off the attack from Southland.
It was a back and forth game, and the Superlarks were able to come out on top.
KFIL Subway Player of the Game (Grand Meadow) - Colt Landers
KFIL Subway Player of the Game (Southland) - Jared Landherr
Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball (Grand Meadow) - Ethan Lane
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