Ben Brogan takes a shot for the Gophers vs. Fillmore Central.
Ben Brogan takes a shot for the Gophers vs. Fillmore Central. SAM CLEMENS/CHATFIELD NEWS

The Chatfield boys basketball team lost its only game last week to Fillmore Central 58-51, dropping the Gophers’ record to 3-8 for the season, 1-5 in Three Rivers Conference play and 1-1 against opponents in the East division.

Freshman Reid Johnson led the team in scoring with 14 points.  Johnson was six for 14 (42.9 percent) in shooting from the field and one for one at the free throw line.  He also had a team-high seven rebounds, three steals (tie for team high) and two assists.  Sophomore Landon Bance was next in line with 12 points and senior Bennett Gathje was also in double-digits with 11 points.  All of Bance’s baskets were three-pointers.  Gathje was three for five from beyond the arc, and four for nine (44.4 percent), total, from the field. Also scoring for the Gophers were junior Seth Allen (3), junior Ben Brogan (2), senior Jacob Gillespie (3) and senior Michael Fishbaugher (6).  Fishbaugher only took five shots and made three of them for his six points.

Also pulling down rebounds were Austin Hines with six and four each for Brogan and Fishbaugher.  Hines also had three blocked shots.  Allen had a team-high four assists, followed by Gathje and Brogan, each with three.  Johnson and Gathje were tops in steals, each with three.

Chatfield had 10 three-pointers in the game, compared to eight for the Falcons.

“We played our worst game of the year,” said coach Jeff DeBuhr. 

However, the team still shot 38.5 percent (20/52) from the field, and the same percentage from three-point range, hitting on 10 of 26.  The team had as many three-point shots as two-point shots in the game.  The team was 100 percent at the free throw line, but only went to the stripe one time, the basket by Johnson.  

Tuesday, the team was scheduled to travel to Rushford-Peterson and Friday the team will host Lewiston-Altura.  Tuesday, Jan. 16, the team will travel to state-ranked Caledonia.