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Gael boys roll

January 5, 2013
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EAGLE GROVE - The St. Edmond boys basketball team earned a convincing 70-38 victory over Eagle Grove Friday night.

Robby Burke and David Flattery each posted double-doubles for the Gaels. Burke had 25 points and 13 rebounds, while Flattery had 17 points, 15 boards and seven assists.

"We were able to get a couple of steals and turn them into easy baskets on the other end and that really allowed us to build a lead," SEHS head coach Adolph Kochendorfer said. "(Eagle Grove) did a nice job of slowing us down in the first, but we stayed strong, moved the ball well on offense and played good defense."

St. Edmond (7-3 overall, 6-3 in NCC) led by just two after the first quarter, but pushed the advantage to 36-14 by halftime.

Brandon Johnson scored 11 for the Eagles.

Aaron McElroy had seven assists and two steals for the Gaels, while Alex Mericle added six points and nine boards.

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St. Edmond - Robby Burke 25, David Flattery 17, Aaron Chalstrom 6, Alex Mericle 6, Hank Crimmins 5, Landon Peed 4, Aaron McElroy 2, Cal Coleman 3.

Eagle Grove - Brandon Johnson 11, Brandon Cameron 10, Oscar Hernandez 6, Zach Ploeger 6, Dylan Thielan 3.

Quarter scores: St. Edmond led 9-7, 36-14, 49-25.

"This was a good game coming off the extended break for us," Kochendorfer said. "We found a nice rhythm and played well on both ends of the court."

St. Edmond returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Clarion-Goldfield.



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