Blooming Prairie flexed their muscles in a 64-50 win over Bethlehem Academy Monday night at Van Orsow Auditorium in Faribault.  The Awesome Blossoms were led by some awesome shooting by junior guard Kaden Thomas.  He had 4 three point baskets, 3 of them in the first half when he scored 15 of his 18 points.  Blooming Prairie was up 37-17 at the half.

Blooming Prairie shot a blistering 74 percent from the field for the game.  They were 7 of 9 for 78 percent from three point range. Senior 6'4 Trent Swanson scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half while muscling his way to the basket for layup after layup.  He was 6 of 7 from the field.

Bethlehem Academy made a comeback in the second half and got the 20 point deficit down to 12 a couple of times but just couldn't get the game back into single digits.  The Cardinals were hot from the field as well shooting 66 percent for the game and 58 percent from beyond the three point line while going 7 of 12 from three point range.

Blooming Prairie was 7 of 11 from the free throw line and BA was 5 of 7 from the charity stripe.  Jack Clark was 5 of 6 from three point range and scored 26 points.  Damon Trump added 11 points.  Both teams shot so well there were not many rebounds to go after.

The Cardinals statistics had Bethlehem Academy with 10 rebounds and Blooming Prairie with 14.

Other Monday boys basketball games in the area include:

  • Rochester John Marshall 64  Faribault 33 (Joe Palmer 17 points for Falcons.  Matthew Hurt 26 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 blocks for JM.  Halftime score was Jm 41-19 over Faribault...Rockets rebounds 33 Faribault 17)
  • Austin 72  Rochester Mayo 65
  • Mankato West  72  Albert Lea 64
  • Randolph 60  Grand Meadow 55
  • Caledonia 90  Fillmore Central 41
  • Lewiston-Altura 66  Rushford-Peterson 65
  • Fairmont 58  Tri City United 42
  • Lake City 73  Kenyon-Wanamingo 32
  • NRHEG 74  Maple River 71
  • Rochester Lourdes 82  Plainview-Elgin Millville 74
  • Pine Island 58  Goodhue 43
  • Mabel-Canton 56  Lanesboro 45
  • Dover-Eyota 69  Southland 53
  • LaCrescent 63  Byron 49
  • Southwest Christian 57  Sibley East 40
  • Madelia 51  Clevelan 40
  • Wabasha-Kellogg 71  Leroy-Ostrander 62
  • St. Peter 83  Belle Plaine 61
  • Kingsland 84  United South Central 46
Kaden Thomas #24 led Blooming Prairie with 18 points at BA. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld