The Faribault Falcons boys basketball team turned Mankato West turnovers into points in a 72-46 win at Nomeland Gym tonight.  The Falcons had 27 points off 18 Scarlets turnovers while they committed just 8 turnovers and gave up four points.  Faribault senior Joe Palmer had 22 of his 26 points in the first half.

The Falcons were particularly impressive on defense where they produced a number of turnovers and didn't give Mankato West many open looks.  Junior Abdi Abdullahi was the only other Faribault player in double figures, finishing with 14 points.  Palmer had 9 rebounds and Abdullahi 7 rebounds.

Faribault enjoyed a 36-27 lead at the half and according to KDHL statistics had a slim 28-27 advantage in rebounds.

Following the game Head Coach Eric Hildebrandt said it was nice winning their second consecutive game in convincing fashion.  The Falcons are now 5-6 overall and 4-5 in the Big 9.  Mankato West is 3-9 overall and 1-7 in league play.

Faribault travels to Northfield Tuesday for a girls/boys doubleheader with the Raiders and the is in Rochester to square off with Matthew Hurt and the Rochester John Marshall Rockets.

Other boys basketball scores from Friday:

  • Winona 50  Owatonna 40
  • Rochester John Marshall  84  Rochester Century 48
  • Austin 70  Northfield 64
  • Red Wing 81  Albert Lea 62
  • Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 84  United South Central 44
  • NRHEG 77  Maple River 50
  • Blooming Prairie 68  Medford 39
  • Byron 65  Triton 50
  • Rochester Lourdes 70  Cannon Falls 59
  • Minneapolis Patrick Henry 84  Kasson-Mantorville 68
  • Groves Academy 69  Shattuck-St. Mary's 56
  • Burnsville 64  Rosemount 57
  • Prior Lake 86  Eagan 51
  • Caledonia 80  Dover-Eyota 72
  • Grand Meadow 69  Schaeffer Academy 49
  • Randolph 51  Lyle/Pacelli 30
  • Plainview-Elgin-MIllville 67  LaCrescent 59
  • Mayer Lutheran 78  Norwood-Young America 64
  • Lewiston-Altura 68  Chatfield 62
  • Jordan 76  Tri-City United 30
  • Rushford-Peterson 71  Southland 34
  • St. Charles 93  Fillmore Central 30
  • Wabasha-Kellogg 41  Goodhue 40

Girls basketball scores from Friday:

  • Mankato West 63  Faribault 28
  • Hayfield 60  Bethlehem Academy 27
  • Kasson-Mantorville 62  Kenyon-Wanamingo 29
  • Northfield 39  Austin 38
  • Owatonna 59  Winona 45
  • Rochester John Marshall 63  Rochester Century 30
  • Red Wing 68  Albert Lea 32
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa 76  Tri-City United 54
  • Rochester Lourdes 70  Cannon Falls 23
  • Waseca 68  St. Peter 27
  • Spring Grove 49  Lanesboro 44
  • Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons 70  Nicollet/Loyola 41
  • Burnsville 67  Rosemount 37
  • Caledonia 75  Dover-Eyota 60
  • Chatfield 63  Lewiston-Altura 34
  • Cleveland 67  Madelia 57
  • Eastview 63  Lakeville South 25
  • Farmington 68  Shakopee 46
  • Kingsland 56  Mabel-Canton 40
  • Lyle/Pacelli 61  Wabasha-Kellogg 37
  • Martin County West 77 Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 40
  • Medford 73  Blooming Prairie 45
  • New Prague 49  Orono 27
  • Plaview-Elgin-Millville 57  LaCrescent 26
  • Prior Lake 78  Eagan 41
  • Southland 50  Rushford-Peterson 38
  • St. Charles 73  Fillmore Central 66
  • St. Clair 53  Truman/Mayer Lutheran/GHEC 41
Nomeland Gym- Faribault