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Cole Dierks goes up and over his Ellsworth opponent for the basket.
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Zack Holt takes the ball to the basket in a close game with Ellsworth.
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Raider boys edge Ellsworth 52-51;fall to Lakeview 56-53
With back-to-back games on Thursday day and Friday, the Raider boys basketball team was heading in 2013 with renewed energy.|
Coming off a big win over Cleveland the previous Saturday, Fulda had hoped to continue on the winning path. However, Lakeview, managed a pull out a three win over the visiting Raiders, 56-53.
Fulda 53, Lakeview 56
Lakeview, a game rescheduled from December, held a one point lead at half time 23-22. The game stayed close throughout with Lakeview outscoring Fulda by two, 33-32 in the second half to earn the three point victory.
The Raiders were out-rebounded in the contest 50-32 which was probably the biggest factor in this closely fought game.
Fulda made only 7 of 32 attempts from beyond the arc where in the previous game with Cleveland the Raiders had knocked down 9.
In the paint Fulda put down 13 of 29 attempts for a total of 32.8% on night compared to Lakeview’s 36.2%. They were most effective in the paint dropping in 17 of 43 for 39.5%.
Fulda was 6 of 15 from the charity stripe while Lakeview shot 50% on 10 of 20 attempts.
Two Raiders were in double figures on the night with Nate Getting dropping in 14 points while Zach Holt notched 13. Todd Peterson and Josh Ramerth both earned 8 points in the contest while Andy Oakland is credited with 6. Rounding out the scoring was Trevor Ruesch and Ryan Schumacher with two points apiece.
Ruesch hauled in a game high 7 boards while Holt and Oakland claiming 6 and 5 respectively.
Fulda 52, Ellsworth 51
Friday night’s Red Rock Conference matchup featured Fulda hosting the Ellsworth Panthers.
The game was back-and-forth for most of the game. Fulda and Ellsworth were knotted at 28 a piece at half time and the Raiders were able to edge the Panthers by one in the second half 24-23 to earn the one point victory 52-51.
Andy Oakland turned in a 23-point, 11 rebound to earn a double-double in this exciting game.
Ellsworth’s Justin Kruse (15 points) started the Panther scoring. With back-to-back hoops by Trevor Ruesch Fulda was able to tie the game at 4-4.
The Panthers answered with D’Shaun Herman’s shot over the out-stretched arms of Todd Peterson while Fulda’s Zach Holt calmly dropped in both in free throw attempts for a 6-6 contest.
A free throw by Ellsworth along with a bucket put the Panthers in the lead 9-6. Fulda was able to counter as Josh Ramerth buried a three from the corner.
Fulda then capitalized on the Panther turnover as Andy Oakland pulls up for shot near the charity stripe to put the Raiders out front 12-9.
The Panthers put together a 13-2 run to claim a 22-17 advantage by the 5:29 mark in the contest.
Nate Getting pulled up for a three followed by another shot by Oakland and the game was once again knotted at 23-23.
With 2:15 left to play before halftime, Peterson, dropped in another three-pointer combined with a free throw by Oakland gave Fulda a three-point advantage, 26-23.
Getting found Oakland open on the base for another two points, 28-23
However, back-to-back offensive put-backs by Herman tied the game at 28-28 as the teams headed to halftime.
The second half remained much the same with each team exchanging scores. With 9:11 Peterson came out from down low to receive a pass from Cole Dierks and knocked down a three to claim their biggest lead of the second half thus far 43-39.
As the clock ticked down to 2:10 left to play, Oakland weaved toward the hoop and laid the ball up and over to put Fulda up 52-47.
A bucket by Mitch Leuthold upped the Ellsworth score, 49-52. Following missed three throw attempts by Fulda the Leuthold once again finds an open lane to the hoop to pull the Panthers within one 51-52.
With .09 ticks left Fulda quickly inbounded the ball and were fouled. Unfortunately the missed free throw gave Ellsworth a last ditch effort as Leuthold lofts the ball. It bounded around the rim and came out much to the relief of he Fulda team and fans.
Oakland was the only Raider in double figures with 23. Todd Peterson netted 8 points followed by six a piece from Nate Getting, Zach Holt, and Trevor Ruesch. Closing out the scoring was three points from Josh Ramerth.
Ruesch is also credited with nine rebounds while handing out four assists. Getting hauled in 6 boards while Holt and Kole Kramer each claimed 3 a piece.
Fulda shot 18 of 51 for 35.3% including 9 three-pointers. Ellsworth was 22 of 65 for 33.8%.
Fulda moves to 5-5 on the season and 3-1 in conference action. They travel to Minneota this Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. tip off.
Fulda boys earn third place at Windom Holiday Tournament
Fulda 48, Windom 68
The Fulda Raiders traveled to Windom on December 28th and 29th for their annual holiday tournament.
Fulda kicked off the tourney on Friday with a tough Windom Area team.
Windom started off strong and held a 16 point lead by halftime of the game. They continued strong play in the second half and held the Raiders to just 27 points enroute to a 69-48 victory.
Fulda was able to close the gap midway thru the second stanza with a layup by Trevor Ruesch, two free throws by Andy Oakland and then a baseline shot, 34-52.
A three by Windom’s Jacob Gotto along with a put-back shot from Trenton Bever and the Eagle's quickly garnered a 57-34 advantage with 8:04 left on the clock.
Todd Peterson countered for Fulda nailing a three-pointer from top of key while Kole Kramer dropped in both of his free throw opportunities. A shot by Nate Getting from the right shot had Fulda back within 18 point, 42-60.
Windom countered Fulda’s drive with back-to-back buckets before Oakland banked a three, 45-64.
Fulda closed out their scoring with a three point shot by Cole Dierks, 48-68.
“Seemed like we never really got into any flow on offense,” stated head coach Colby Pack. “We could never it a close game from the start.”
Andy Oakland led the scoring chart with 14 points to go along with his 7 rebounds.
Todd Peterson added 11 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds. Zach Holt garnered 8 points in the contest along with 3 rebounds and handed out 4 assists. Trevor Ruesch finished the night with 6 points and 6 rebounds while Kole Kramer was charted for 3 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals.
Fulda 88, Cleveland 61
The Raiders returned to Windom on Saturday to face off with Cleveland in the third-fourth place game.
Fulda came out just the opposite of the previous game with Windom and jumped out to a quick 10-0 early in the game.
Todd Peterson (5 three’s in the first half) was the first Raider to clear net nailing a three pointer just seconds in the the game. This shot was followed up with steal by Peterson who quickly gave it upcourt to Zach Holt for a layup and free throw shot.
Trevor Ruesch didn’t let the Cleveland defenders slow him down and he drove right through for a bucket to put Fulda up 8-0. This was followed up with another basket as Andy Oakland crossed the lane and handed off the ball to a waiting Ruesch.
Cleveland was finally able to garner their first two points of the game with a layup at the 14:57 mark in the first half.
Ruesch looked to shoot on Fulda’s following possession and passed it off the Nate Getting on the block for two points.
A turnover by Cleveland gave Oakland a jump opportunity on the other end, 14-2.
Oakland buried a couple of mid-range jumpers over the next several minutes, while Josh Ramerth meshed an 18-footer and also passed to Peterson for a right-wing 3-pointer in transition — extending the margin to 25-8 with 10:37 on the clock.
Fulda rained three’s over the next two minutes with Cole Dierks hitting one at 9:18 and Oakland 45 second later followed by a Oakland-Peterson combination at 7:42 and the Raiders held a commanding 334-12 lead with7:42 to play in the first half.
Cleveland put together a 7-1 spurt before Dierks buries a three with 50 seconds left on the clock with with offensive putback by Oakland Fulda took a 54-27 advantage heading into the locker room at halftime.
“The second half we started again with full court pressure helping to build a 5 points lead by the 9 minute mark,” commented Pack.
Fulda put together an 8-2 run to start the second half of the game with a nice Holt into Peterson and over Getting possession followed by a drive by Peterson for two and then a bounce pass from Holt into Cole Dierks for two, 62-30.
Cleveland added back-to-back shots before Cole Dierks drops in all three free throw attempts.
Fulda continued scoring at will over the next several minutes and managed to earn a 82-44 margin by the five minute mark in the game.
Dierks (16 points) buries yet another three while Kole Kramer quickly gathers in a offensive board and put at the 2:30 point in the game.
Kramer added another bucket a minute later with a basket by Bennett Appel to close out the Raider scoring, 88-61.
“Our guys really bought into the game plan of trying to speed up the game and play as fast as possible,” said Pack. “We shot 70 shot attempts this game compared to 48 in the night before against Windom.”
Andy Oakland finished the night with 16 points, 13 rebounds (9 offensive), and 4 assists.
Todd Peterson added 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Cole Dierks was 3 of 3 from beyond the arc and finished with 16 points in the game.
Zach Holt tacked on 9 points, while handing out 7 assist and gathering up 4 rebounds while Trevor Ruesch finished with 8 points and 6 assists.
Nate Getting is credited with 3 rebounds while dumping in 8 points. Kole Kramer had 6 points and 4 rebounds while Josh Ramerth finished with 3 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
Ryan Schumacher and Bennett Appel both had 2 points to round out the scoring.
Fulda was 35 of 70 on the night for 50% which is their best all season.