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Raider boys basketball

January 24, 2013

Trevor Ruesch, left, goes in for the basket, but get fouled going in. 
 FULDA FREE PRESS/Sheila Crowley
FULDA FREE PRESS/Sheila Crowley
Trevor Ruesch, left, goes in for the basket, but get fouled going in.
	Andy Oakland drives through the middle of the lane on his way to the hoop as Fulda does battle with Southwest Minnesota Christian last Tuesday night. 
 FULDA FREE PRESS/Sheila Crowley
FULDA FREE PRESS/Sheila Crowley
Andy Oakland drives through the middle of the lane on his way to the hoop as Fulda does battle with Southwest Minnesota Christian last Tuesday night.
Bennett Appel, left, tries to move the ball down the court toward the Raider offensive unit. 
 FULDA FREE PRESS/Sheila Crowley
FULDA FREE PRESS/Sheila Crowley
Bennett Appel, left, tries to move the ball down the court toward the Raider offensive unit.
Raider boys split, top Edgerton, fall to Eagles
Fulda 74, Edgerton 56

Following a loss to the Southwest Minnesota Christian Eagles on Tuesday night, the Raiders played host to Edgerton Public on Friday night. This time it was Fulda who jumped out in front and held that lead to earn a 74-56 victory.

In physical Red Rock Conference battle that saw the two teams combine for 46 fouls, it was Fulda who finished the night from a solid effort from the free throw line. The Raiders shot 90% from the charity stripe on 26 of 29 attempts while Edgerton was 17 of 34 for 50% in the game.

Fulda had great defense early in the game according to head coach Colby Pack. “We got some transition baskets to go ahead by as much as 17 in the first half.”

He also commented on the players coming off the bench stating he got some great minutes from the group. “We battled foul trouble for the entire night,” Pack continued. Josh Ramerth finished with 13 points while Kole Kramer came in and scored 7 points to go with his 8 rebounds. Cole Dierks played for over 25 minutes dropping in two points while handing out 3 assists during that time frame. Todd Peterson and Zach Holt both fouled out in the game while Andy Oakland, Cole Dierks and Nate Getting all had 4 fouls.

“Andy had 16 first half points and really keyed our first half run,” said Pack.

Oakland finished the night with a 28-point, 15-rebound double double to go with five steals.

Todd Peterson, Trevor Ruesch and Zach Holt each scored six points for Fulda now 6-9 on the season.

Fulda will travel to Okabena on Thursday evening to do battle with Southwest United.

Fulda 39 45 74

Edgerton 26 30 56



Fulda 30, SWC 88

Southwest Minnesota Christian flew out of the starting gate following the jump ball. The Eagles quickly took a 9-3 lead enroute to an 88-30 win over the visiting Fulda Raider boys basketball team.

The Eagles, 11-1 overall on the season, held a commanding lead throughout the game. Whether it was inside or out, SWC dominated in every fashion.

Todd Peterson was the first to score for the Raiders. Trevor Ruesch drove the lane and dished off to Peterson for the three point trey and later Peterson added two more points off a steal and layup.

Andy Oakland added another three to the Raider score as he lofted the ball from the wing. Fulda. SWC went on a 13-0 run before the Raiders could put another score on the board. This time the three-pointer came for Zach Holt.

The Raiders were again held scoreless until the 3:37 mark in the first half when Oakland weaved his way thru the defense for a short jumper. Trevor Ruesch added a free throw while Oakland netted two more baskets before the buzzer sounded for the half. At that point SWC held a commanding 50-18 advantage in the contest.

The second half started much like the first with the Eagles putting up a quick 10 points before Fulda could blink an eye. Oakland battled his way to the middle to grab the offensive rebound for a put back, drawing a foul in the process earning two more points.

SWC rattled off another 10 points before the Raiders found Peterson on the outside for another three-pointer, 23-72. Nate Getting added a three throw and later Cole Dierks netted three to up the Raider score to 27.

Dierks was successful from 3-point land dropping in a bucket with 5:11 to go in the game to close out the Raider scoring.

Oakland was the only Raider finish the night in double figures dropping in 11 points while grabbing 6 rebounds. Todd Peterson was 3 of 6 on the night for 8 points in the contest while Cole Dierks finished the game with 6 points. Zach Holt had three points while Nate Getting and Trevor Ruesch were each charted with one point a piece.

Fulda finished the night 10 of 51 for 19.6% and were 4 of 11 from the free throw line for 36.4%.

SWC shot 34 of 55 for 61.8% and were 9 of 12 from the charity stripe for 75%.

Fulda 18 12 30

SWC 50 38 88


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