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January 16, 2013

Nate Getting goes up strong to the basket in Monday nights game against Worthington. 
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Nate Getting goes up strong to the basket in Monday nights game against Worthington.
	Left alone on the outside, Todd Peterson puts up a three. 
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Left alone on the outside, Todd Peterson puts up a three.
Minneota an Worthington
Minneota Vikings put together strong second half to put Raider boys away; 75-66

The Fulda boys basketball team traveled to Minneota this past Saturday afternoon to do battle with the Vikings.

Despite getting down in the early in the game, the Raiders were able to come back, however the Vikings put together a nice second half to come away with the 75-66 victory.

Fulda was down early in the 16-5 in the beginning of the game struggling to execute their offense and failing to get the ball to fall in the hoop.

Despite this deficit, the Raiders battled back after switching to a zone defense along with speeding up the pace of the game.

Fulda connected on seven three-pointers in the first half to go into the locker room at half time just down one point, 37-36.

The second half found the Raiders jumping out on the Vikings on a well executed play to get Andy Oakland in for a layup. However, Minneota came down the other way and put up a 9-0 scoring spree to go up by eight points. Fulda never held a lead after that first basket in the second half. Minnesota outscored the visiting Raiders 38-30 in the second half.

“It was a very up and down game with a lot of good shooting going on,” commented head coach Colby Pack.

Todd Peterson dropped in three 3’s on three possessions in the first and finished with 10 points. Trevor Ruesch had an excellent game dropping in 10 points, handing out 11 assists and hauling in 8 rebounds.

Nate Getting (8 points) and Cole Dierks (7 points) were both 3-3 shooting the ball while Andy Oakland finished the game with 17 points and Zach Holt notched 10 points in the contest. Kole Kramer was charted for 4 points to round out the scoring charts.

Fulda was 10 of 28 from outside the arc while dropping in 12 of 29 in the paint for 38.6%. The Raiders went to the free throw line 20 times putting down 12 of those opportunities.

Minneota shot 52.9% in the game with most of the points coming in the paint on 20 of 34 to go along with 14 of 23 at the charity stripe. Minneota out-rebounded Fulda 37-27 while the Raiders forced 14 turnovers.

Fulda moves to 6-6 overall currently hold the second spot with a 3-1 record in Red Rock Conference standings with Southwest Minnesota leading the charts at 4-0.

The Raiders will host Edgerton Public this coming Friday evening.

Raider boys play tough at Worthington Monday night

The Raiders were on the road again this past Monday night traveling to Worthington. Fulda held strong for most of the first half, but fell 86-62 to the Trojans.

Andy Oakland kicked off the game receiving a long cross-court pass from Todd Peterson and nailing the three-pointer. Worthington returned put up six quick points before Peterson dropped in back-to-back three’s. Following a three by the Trojans, Peterson connected on his third three of the half to put Fulda up 12-11.

The battle pursued with each team countering the other before Worthington 16-2 run to go up 28-18 with 9:32 left in the half.

Fulda gathered their composure and chipped away at the deficit. Zach Holt split the defense, while Trevor Ruesch and Peterson both dropping in their free throw attempts to close the gap to 7, 27-34 at the clock hit the six minute mark. Peterson added two more free throws as did Cole Dierks to pull within six, 31-37 at the 3:26 mark in the half.

Worthington again took control of the game and closed out the half with a 6-0 run taking a commanding 43-31 lead into the locker room at half time.

The Trojans put up four quick points before Fulda could muster a basket to begin the second half. Holt drove the line drawing a foul on Morgan Traylor – his third of the game. Raiders next trip had Holt throwing the ball cross court to Oakland who quickly delivered a three point shot, 35-48. Another offensive spurt found the Raiders down 70-43 at the nine minute mark in the game.

Worthington never looked back and had control of the entire second half. A 3-point bucket by Josh Ramerth and baskets late in the game by Matt Kunerth and Bennet Appel aided the Raider cause, but wasn’t enough to pull Fulda out of the hole.

Fulda drops to 5-8 on the season while Worthington moves to 8-4.

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