The Lanesboro boys basketball team (1-13, 1-5 SEC) had a light schedule last week, heading to Grand Meadow for a conference game on Friday night, Jan. 26. The Burros came up short 62-42, thanks in large part to very hot three-point shooting by the Superlarks.

A relatively close game at the end of the first half turned into a 20-point win for Grand Meadow (9-8, 6-3 SEC) in the Southeast Conference matchup. While LHS never led in the first half, the Superlark lead was never larger than eight points, right up until the end of the first half. The Superlarks would take an 11-point lead into halftime, 35-24 and then outscore the Burros 27-18 in the second half.

The LHS boys shot 36% from the field (19 of 53), while the Superlarks hit an impressive 47% of their shots (27 of 57). The real difference in the game came from outside the arc, where the Superlarks held a 24-0 scoring advantage in their 20-point win.

Grand Meadow was a very good eight for 19 (42%) from three-point range, and the Burros were 0 for 10. LHS outscored the Larks at the free throw line 4-0. The Burros were four of 13 and GM was 0 for 2.

Carson Schwichtenberg led the Burros in scoring once again, finishing the night with 15 points, 9 rebounds and three assists.

Andrew Luck was the other Burro in double figures with 10 points (five of 11 shooting).

Grand Meadow freshman Colt Landers led all scorers with 23 points. Senior guard Max Jech was the other double-figure scorer with 20 points (six three-point baskets).

The battle on the boards was virtually dead-even with the Superlarks getting 31 rebounds and the Burros 30. LHS gave themselves some second-chance scoring opportunities by pulling down 11 offensive rebounds and allowing Grand Meadow just eight.

Joe Gathje was the top Burro on the glass, grabbing 11 rebounds (six offensive).

Both teams took good care of the basketball as each team finished with 11 turnovers. Each defense didn’t create a lot of extra scoring opportunities with Lanesboro getting six steals (Ruen two) and Grand Meadow five.

Schedule

The Burros were on the road in conference play to start the week, heading to Rochester to face Schaeffer Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

LHS then heads to Mabel-Canton on Friday night, Feb. 2, looking to avoid a season sweep at the hands of the Cougars. After a short turnaround, the Burros play the return matchup at home against Schaeffer Academy on Monday, Feb. 5.

Southeast Conference Boys

through Jan. 29 games

>>EAST DIVISION

Spring Grove…..4-0 (10-5 all)

Schaeffer Aca….4-1 (12-4 all

Houston………..3-4 (6-10 all)

Mabel-Canton…3-6 (6-10 all)

Lanesboro……..1-5 (1-13 all)

>>WEST DIVISION

Randolph…………6-1 (13-4 all)

LeRoy-Ostrander..5-2 (13-5 all)

Grand Meadow….6-3 (9-8 all)

Lyle/Pacelli……….3-6 (8-8 all)

Glenville-Emmons.0-7 (1-13 all)