Rustlers complete comeback against Faulkton

Posted February 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm

The Miller Rustlers boys’ basketball team hosted the Faulkton Trojans Tuesday, Feb. 12, for nail-biter action, and the Rustlers were able to come away with a one-point victory at 46-45.

The Rustlers fell behind early, as the Trojans led 15-7 after the first quarter. The Rustlers’ defense held strong, allowing the Trojans just four points. The score was 19-15 in favor of the Trojans at halftime. The Trojans extended their lead to five after the third period at 29-24.

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JAREN WHARTON goes up for the shot during the JV game Tuesday when Miller defeated Faulkton, 40-25.

The Rustlers were able to overtake the Trojans in the fourth quarter. They scored 22 points to the Trojans’ 16 points, making the final score 46-45 in favor of the Rustlers.

Beau Keeter led the Rustlers with 11 points, four rebounds and a team-high five steals. Haydn Herman made 10 points and a team-high four assists and five rebounds. Preston Blackwell added nine points and six rebounds. Lee Sivertsen scored seven points and six rebounds while Brendan Letsche contributed four points and six rebounds.

The Trojans were led by Zach Price with 19 points; Jake Schlechter with 10 points; and Mike Craker with six points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

In the JV game, Miller ended the game with a 15-point lead, and a final score of 40-25.

VARSITY STATS

Miller 7 15 24 46

Faulkton 15 19 29 45

Miller

Drew Beilke 1 1-2 3, Beau Keeter 4 2-6 11, Preston Blackwell 4 1-4 9, Lee Sivertsen 2 2-2 7, Haydn Herman 4 2-4 10, Brendan Letsche 2 0-0 4, Kris Wharton 1 0-0 2

Faulkton

Kurt Beidler 2 2-4 8, Zach Price 8 0-2 19, Mike Craker 3 0-0 6, Jake Schlechter 4 2-4 10, Lane Melius 0 2-2 2

JV STATS

Miller 14 27 36 40

Faulkton 6 10 14 25

Miller

Mason Breitling 3 0-0 6, Cody Naber 4 1-2 9, Cody Breland 2 1-2 6, Colton Peterman 1 0-0 3, Riley Mullaney 3 0-0 6, Mason Chapin 1 0-1 2, Tate Ketelhut 3 0-0 6, Nick Ortmeier 1 0-0 2

Faulkton

Carson Ortmeier 4 2-2 10, John Schlechter 1 0-0 2, Lane Melius 1 0-0 2, Cole Baloun 2 1-2 5, Darin Weiseler 1 0-0 2, Cole Brand 1 0-0 2, Ricky Knecht 0 2-2 2

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