Faribault Falcons Keep Albert Lea Winless
They say an injured Tiger is very dangerous. Tuesday night the Faribault Falcons boys basketball team faced an Albert Lea Tiger squad hungry for their first win of the season.
The Tigers were within six points with just a few minutes left when Faribault head coach Lance Walsten took a time out and drew up a play for a Cody Ehlers three. Ehlers delivered his fourth three of the night on the varsity after knocking down a few in the JV game. Faribault defeated Albert Lea 68-56 thanks to Ehlers collecting 15 points off the bench. In fact, the Falcons bench outscored Albert Lea 31-0.
It wasn't the prettiest win. Faribault tallied 20 turnovers in the game compared to Albert Lea's 16. The Falcons outscored Albert Lea at the free throw line 16-7. A couple of technicals called against Albert Lea and one on Faribault in the final few minutes also made things interesting
An Albert Lea fan threw a basketball onto the court from the stands as the clock was ticking down the final few seconds of the game. At that point, Walsten called his team off the floor and told the officials they were done -- there was one-tenth of a second on the clock. The officials called Faribault back to the floor and Albert Lea tried a basket from out of bounds. The ball hit the backboard and that was the game. The Falcons' Win Hunter had 11 points and Kade Hart had 10.
Our Faribault State Farm Insurance Agents Faribault players of the game were Ehlers, Hunter and TJ Hunt. Hunter had an impressive dunk in the game. He came to a complete stop under the basket, then elevated and slammed it home with two hands. Kallan Hart also had a dunk in the game for Faribault. Albert Lea fell to 0-20 on the season and 0-16 in the Big Nine while the Falcons are now 10-10 overall and 7-10 in league play. Faribault is also in position to get a home game in their section playoffs. The Falcons host Owatonna Friday at Nomeland Gym.
I couldn't help but think while taking this picture of the basketball cart full of balls across the floor, you think they were inflated to the right poundage? I'm just saying.