Schwichtenberg scores 1,000th as Burro boys wallop Wolverines

Andrew Luck makes a shot against Fillmore Central on Monday night. Lanesboro won the local match-up, 56-51. KRISTI RUEN/NEWS LEADER

Carson Schwichtenberg shoots from beyond the arc as Fillmore Central’s Mason Berg puts on the pressure. Schwichtenberg earned his 1,000th point last week on the road, so his accomplishment was noted at Monday night’s home game. KRISTI RUEN/NEWS LEADER
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Lee Epps

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It was a contest to recall for Carson Schwichtenberg who not only poured in a career-high 39 points but also scored his 1,000th career point while leading visiting Lanesboro past Glenville-Emmons on Jan. 4.

That 78-42 blowout over the winless Wolverines was the most decisive win in three years for the Burro boys who three nights later, with 25 points from Schwichtenberg, improved to 4-8 (1-4 SEC) with a 56-51 non-conference home win over Fillmore Central. That Monday night neighborhood conquest of the Falcons came shortly before the News Leader went to press with complete coverage coming in next week's edition.

Schwichtenberg came into the game at G-E 15 points short of 1,000. It took only five minutes and 28 seconds of clock time for the senior point guard to score the Burros' first 15 points for a 15-9 lead.

That milestone came early in a 13-point Lanesboro run on the way to a 17-point (39-22) halftime lead.

Any remaining Wolverine hopes were soon dashed as the Burros scored the first seven points of the second half during a 20-to-5 scoring spree that provided LHS with a 32-point cushion.

With Schwichtenberg hitting six of 11 beyond the arc and a sizzling 14 of 22 (64%)  from the field overall, Lanesboro shot a hot 54% as a team while limiting G-E to a pedestrian 30%.

Both teams attempted roughly half of their shots from three-point land, where LHS was twice as successful (48%, 11 for 23) as was the home team (24%, six for 25).

Both teams shot well at the charity line, but LHS got there more often while sinking 11 of 18 free throws (61%). G-E went eight for only 12 (67%).

The Wolverines competed best beneath the boards, where the Burros held a 30-to-27 rebounding edge. Lanesboro’s Greysen Higbe-Harrah had a team-high eight boards with Andrew Luck rebounding five times.

John Prestemon added 11 points as 10 Burros put points in the scorebook. Luck and Sawyer Johnson each contributed five points.

Connor Ruen scored seven points while also passing out seven assists, half of the team total. 

Lanesboro ball handling was exceptional with those 14 assists and only eight turnovers

For G-E, 5-foot-8 junior point guard Dawson Dahlum scored 17 points. The Wolverines slipped to 0-8 (0-5 SEC) before a ninth setback on Monday of this week.

This week and next

Following Monday's win against Fillmore Central, the Burro boys travel tonight (Thursday, Jan. 10) to state-ranked Spring Grove (7-1, 6-0 SEC).

LHS opens next week in Wisconsin with a Tuesday, Jan. 15, trip to Cochrane-Fountain City. The Burros will be back home on Friday, Jan. 18, against LeRoy-Ostrander.  The next afternoon, the boys play the second game of a Saturday girls-boys double header with an approximate 2:30 p.m. boys' tipoff against Christian Life Academy (Farmington).