The Faribault Falcons boys basketball team had just one player with double digit points Friday night in a 60-43 win over the Albert Lea Tigers in Nomeland Gym.  Junior Abdi Abullahi had 19 points including a breakaway two handed dunk to lead the Falcons offense.  Four other Falcon were close to double digits.  Senior Andy Prange and junior Maverick Jeanes had 9 points each and senior Joe Palmer and sophomore Nick Ehlers had 8 points each.

Albert Lea paid a lot of attention to Palmer, Faribault's leading scorer and he did not force the issue but helped teammates get open shots.  The Falcons enjoyed a 27-14 halftime lead holding the Tigers to 5 field goals in the first half.  Albert Lea committed 11 first half turnovers.  Faribault scored 12 points off those turnovers.  The Falcons finished the game with 13 turnovers.

Turnovers were the statistic of the game with Albert Lea committing 21 total and Faribault 13.  The Falcons had 18 points off turnovers and the Tigers 4 points.

Albert Lea was 11 of 15 from the free throw line and Faribault 9 of 15.  The Tigers were led by a couple of juniors.  6'0 Javarus Mucha-Owens had 16 points and 6'5 Chay Guen added 13 points including a highlight reel one handed flush on a fast break.

Faribault is now 5-6 in the Big 9, 6-9 overall.  Albert Lea is still searching for their first conference win.  The Tigers have a 0-12 Big 9 mark and are 1-13 overall.

Albert Lea's only win came against Kasson-Mantorville.

Other Friday boys basketball scores are here:

  • United South Central 62  Bethlehem Academy 61
  • Goodhue  48  Schaeffer Academy 24
  • Northfield 84  Red Wing 71
  • Randolph 57  Lanesboro 41  (at Target Center)
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa 69  Byron 54
  • Rochester Mayo 87  Mankato West 60
  • Austin 68  Winona 51
  • Hayfield 75  Medford 40
  • Cannon Falls 61  Pine Island 56  (Jacob Weber 27 pts. for PI and Luke Sjoquist 21 for CF)
  • Prior Lake 94  Apple Valley 59
  • Farmington 58  Burnsville 51
  • Eastview 75  Eagan 70
  • Rushford-Peterson 74  Lewiston-Altura 65
  • Chatfield 58  Wabasha-Kellogg 54
  • LaCrescent 65  Fillmore Central 31
  • Lyle/Pacelli 63  Cresco, Ia. 60

Area Friday girls basketball results:

  • Faribault 61  Albert Lea 38  (Faribault 33 second half points to Tigers 11)
  • United South Central 51  Bethlehem Academy 46
  • Lake City 64  Goodhue 60
  • Dover-Eyota 65  St. Charles 62
  • Grand Meadow 72  Spring Grove 32
  • Rochester John Marshall 61  Mankato East 44
  • Mankato West 73  Rochester Mayo 64
  • Chatfield 54  Wabasha-Kellogg 50
  • Dover-Eyota 65  St. Charles 62
  • Houston 74  Schaeffer Academy 25
  • Kingsland 90  Leroy-Ostrander 46
  • Lewiston-Altura 66 Rushford-Peterson 62
  • Plainview-Elgin-Millville 56  Southland 51
  • Pine Island 56  Cannon Falls 49
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa 72  Byron 49
  • Maple River 50  Blooming Prairie 38
  • Lakeville North 84  Lakeville South 70
  • Farmington 80  Burnsville 43
  • Eastview 46  Eagan 42
  • Shakopee 49  Rosemount 33
  • Prior Lake 52  Apple Valley 47
  • New Prague 53  Delano 49

Friday girls hockey scores:

  • Rochester Lourdes 6  East Grand Forks 4
  • Dodge County 3  Robbinsdale Armstrong/Cooper 0
  • Fargo North-South 7  Mankato East 2
  • Hutchinson 4  New  Prague 0
  • Marshall 4  Waseca 0
  • Mankato West 4  Luverne 2

Friday boys hockey scores:

  • Winona 6  Worthington 2
  • New Prague 8  Hutchinson 0
  • Minnesota River 8  Redwood Valley 2
  • Windom 3  Dodge County 2
  • Prior Lake 2  Duluth East 0
  • Eagan 5  Duluth Marshall 3
Faribault vs. Albert Lea January 25, 2019. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld