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Nathan Getting looks to the basket as he puts up the shot.
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Todd Peterson dribbles around his HBC opponent on a drive to the basket.
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Andy Oakland finishes a tight game with the Patriots with 26 points.
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Trevor Ruesch goes up the middle for the layup.
Fulda ends season with 64-72 loss to H-BC|
Fulda ends season with 64-72 loss to H-BC
The Fulda Raiders boys basketball faced off with the Patriots of Hills-Beaver Creek this past Saturday. Fulda, the fifth-seeded team, turned in a thrilling performance during the quarter finals of the Section 3A South tournament during the ‘Super Saturday’ at Worthington High School.
HBC, the fourth seed, used a late surge to over take the Raiders and secure a 72-64 victory.
This was truly a back-and-forth contest with both teams making several strong runs throughout the game.
The first such run was turned in by Fulda as they claimed a 16-10 lead early in the game. Todd Peterson buried a trio of quick 3-pointers to help lift the Raiders in the opening half.
H-BC went on a surge of their own to go up 22-16 by the 6:40 mark in the game. Four Patriot players knocked down three-pointers to aid their team’s cause.
Fulda came right back as Peterson, Andy Oakland and Nathan Getting were successful from beyond the arc while Zach Holt nailed a bucket to help the Raiders earn a three point advantage with 4:47 left to play in the first half.
H-BC and Fulda battled the boards and exchanged minor lead changes before Dalton Bass (HBC) banked a long 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to give the Patriots the go ahead and go into the locker room leading 34-32.
Fulda was able to hold off HBC over a span of 7 minutes as the second half kicked off. The Patriots did manage a few free throws, but the Raiders were able to climb back into the lead during this lapse. Oakland nailed four 3-pointers to help the Raiders take leads of 42-40, 47-41, 51-43 and finally 54-49 by the seven minute mark.
However, the Patriots soon kicked it in gear started to get their offensive spark and outscored Fulda 17-4 over the next five minutes.
A driving basket by Trevor Ruesch and a fifth 3-pointer by Peterson gave Fulda the 66-63 edge with just 1:51 left to play in the game. The Patriots managed a couple of defensive stop and combined with their accuracy at the free throw line sealed the 72-64 victory.
Fulda finished the day nailing 13 3-pointers and were 17-for-22 at the free throw line.
Andy Oakland led the Raider offense with 26 points and hauled in ten rebounds. Todd Peterson followed with 17 points and four assists while Zach Holt dumped in 10 points in the contest. Nathan Getting tallied 5 points, Trevor Ruesch dumped in 4 points to go with his 4 assists and 5 boards and Cole Dierks had 2 points and 4 rebounds.
Fulda had 13 turnovers in the game while HBC had 7. HBC will move on to face Southwest Minnesota Christian on Thursday night.
Fulda 32 32 64|
HBC 34 38 72
Boys stun Wolverines in final regular season game
The Fulda Raiders were on the road for their final season game on Monday, February 25th.
The Raiders 8-14 on the season heading into the knew they faced a tough opponent in the Wolverines who boasted a 20-4 overall record.
Fulda met up with MLA on January 26th where the Wolverines clipped the Raiders wings, 87-67.
On this meeting however, Fulda came out strong and put down the Wolverines 68-61.
Fulda shot 41.5% on the night nailing 9 of 26 three-point attempts while dumping in 13 of 27 inside the paint. They also had one of their best free throw shooting nights hitting 15-of-20 charity shots.
The Raiders had three players in double digit scoring on this particular night with Andy Oakland leading the charge with 25 points followed by Todd Peterson’s 22 and Zach Holt followed with 15 points on the night. Contributions also came from Trevor Ruesch - 4 and Nate Getting - 2.
Fulda led by two points at half time and outscoring their opponents 37-32 in the second half to secure the win.
The Wolverines were 0-of-12 beyond the arc and 27 of 49 in the paint. However the difference came at the free throw line where they shot 7 of 15 attempts.
Fulda also held a slight advantage in rebounding hauling 34 compared to their 33. Oakland grabbed 12 followed by Holt with 8, Getting, 4, Peterson 3, and Trevor Ruesch with 2. The Raiders were charted with 10 steals and committed 14 turnovers in the contest.
Falcons claim 63-37 win over Fulda Raiders
Friday, February 22nd the Fulda boys traveled to Lamberton to do battle with the Falcons of Red Rock Central.
RRC outscored the visiting Raiders 33-18 in the first and 30-19 in the second half to claim the 63-37 win.
Fulda shot a very poor 21.6% on the night hitting one three out of 23 attempts and were 10-of-28 inside the arc. They were led in scoring by Todd Peterson with 10. Andy Oakland added 7 while Zach Holt and Josh Ramerth each recorded 5 points in the contest. Kole Kramer followed with 4, Cole Dierks - 3, Ryan Schumacher - 2 and Viktor Toth had one point.
The Raiders were out-rebounded 49-28 and committed 10 turnovers.
Oakland is charted with 8 rebounds and 2 steals while Kole Kramer and Todd Peterson each hauled in 5 boards apiece.