The Fillmore Central boys basketball team dropped a pair of games to Three Rivers Conference-East opponents this past week, giving the Falcons a current record of five wins and 15 losses.  The Falcon boys lost to Rushford-Peterson 60-48 and Lewiston-Altura 59-48.  The team is now 3-10 in the TRC. 

Next up, a home non-conference match-up with Schaeffer Academy on Thursday, at La Crescent on Friday, and back home with Lanesboro on Monday. 

FC had a pretty good shooting game against R-P, hitting 47.2 percent (17/36) from the field, including nine of 17 (52.9 percent) from three-point range.  The Falcons also hit five of eight, 62.5 percent, from the free throw line.  The problem against the Trojans is they gave up too many points on defense. 

Luke Ristau hit five of seven shots and finished the game with 10 points.  Josh Peters had nine points on three for six shooting.  All of his shots were from outside the arc.  Matt Lutes scored eight points and hit two of four from the field and two of two at the line.  Again, all of his baskets were three-pointers (2/3).  Logan Dyreson had five points, connecting on both his field goal attempts, including one from three-point range.  Nate Haugerud also had five points and was one for one from downtown and two for four at the line.  Thomas Murphy, Logan Corson and Hadrian Williams all had three points and Brock Walsh had a bucket for two points to round out the scoring for the Falcons.  Murphy (1/2) and Corson (1/3) had three-pointers. 

Haugerud led the team in rebounds (five) and assists (five), while Lutes led the team in steals with two.  Corson, Walsh and Williams each had four rebounds, while Peters dished out four assists.  This was probably one of FC’s better all-around games this season, in spite of having 17 turnovers. 

Corson was in double-digits with 14 in the loss to the Cardinals.  He hit five of 10 shots from the field, including three of five from three-point range.  He was also one for two at the free throw line, pulled down three rebounds and dished out three assists.  Seems like Corson has been much more aggressive, offensively the last few games, which Fillmore Central needs as the playoffs approach. 

Also getting into the scoring for FC were Haugerud (six points, 2/5 field goals, 2/4 free throws), Connor Dols (two, 2/4 ft), Colten Kraling (two, 1/2 fg), Lutes (eight, 2/5 threes, 2/4 ft), Dawson Schmidt (three, three-pointer), Peters (eight, two threes) and Ristau (five). 

Haugerud (nine), Ristau (eight) and Lutes (seven) led the team in rebounds.  Haugerud also had three assists and Lutes had a team-high three steals.  Peters also came up with two steals and three rebounds.  Walsh and Schmidt also had three rebounds each. 

Fillmore Central hit 26.2 percent (16/61, not good) from the field, 8/25 (32.0 percent, not bad) from three-point range, and 50.0 percent (8/16, so-so) at the free throw line. 

“Poor shot selection and poor team play in the second half,” said coach Aaron Mensink.  “Shooting 26 percent never helps either.”