Palmer Scores 1,000th Point in Faribault Win Over Northfield
It didn't take long for Faribault Falcon senior Joe Palmer to collect his 11th point Friday night and reach 1,000 points for his career in a 81-78 win over the Northfield Raiders at Nomeland Gym. Palmer had 20 points in the first half and finished with 30 for the game without having a field goal in the second half. The 6'4 senior was 10 for 10 from the free throw line in the second half. He also grabbed crucial rebounds down the stretch.
Take nothing away from the Falcons win but Northfield was coming off a double overtime win at Rochester Mayo Thursday night and appeared to run out of gas down the stretch. Faribault had a double digit lead early. Northfield came back to take a 34-30 halftime lead. The Raiders punched their lead to double digits in the second half before the Falcons got multiple people involved in the offense and took the lead 64-63 with 4:42 to go in the game
Faribault had 11 three point baskets in the game while Northfield had 6. Five different Falcons hit buckets from deep. Northfield senior 6'7 Mason Zick tallied 31 points a night after pouring in 38 in Rochester. The Raiders also got contributions from senior 5'10 Blake Christensen with 14 points, sophomore 6'3 Kip Schetnan and senior, 6'5 Mitch Stanchina with 13 points each.
The Falcons had 14 points from junior Abdi Abdullahi and 13 points from sophomore Nick Ehlers. Faribault was 24 of 28 at the free throw line and the Raiders were 21 of 33.
In other boys basketball Friday:
- Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 56 Bethlehem Academy 54
- Albert Lea 63 Rochester Mayo 62
- Austin 79 Rochester Century 57
- Rochester John Marshall 63 Owatonna 48 (Matthew Hurt had 25 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists)
- Kasson-Mantorville 76 Kenyon-Wanamingo 50
- Lake City 84 Triton 53
- Pine Island 93 Houston 63
- Randolph 70 Leroy-Ostrander 57
- Byron 55 Goodhue 39
- Hayfield 63 Maple River 55
- Rushford-Peterson 71 Fillmore Central 45
- Chatfield 85 St. Charles 79
- Dover-Eyota 63 Southland 44
- Spring Grove 74 Lanesboro 39
- Scaheffer Academy 56 Grand Meadow 52
- Plainview-Elgin-Millville 92 Wabasha-Kellogg 55
- Kingsland 66 Mabel-Canton 51