Randolph boys surge past Elkhorn Valley

RANDOLPH — The Cardinals used a huge second-quarter surge Friday to take control of their nonconference game with Elkhorn Valley.

The Cards and Falcons traded shots evenly in the opening frame with the Green Machine earning a 21-17 scoring advantage.

Randolph’s defense put the screws to the Falcons in the second frame, earning a 22-8 scoring advantage to take a 39-29 lead into the locker room at the break.

The Falcons ended up outscoring the Cardinals,30-27, over the final 16 minutes of the contest, but it was too little, too late as Coach Mark Anderson’s team walked away with the 66-59 victory.

The long ball was a friend for the Cards Friday night as Randolph made good on 47 percent of their 3-point attempts.

The Cards were led by a balanced offensive attack as Carter Schnoor led the way with 24 points. Jamison Svehla connected for 18 points and Keaton Backhaus chipped in with 13.

Schnoor and Svehla were both hot on the night. Schnoor hit 2-3 from long distance and 64 percent of his regular field goal attempts. Svehla made good on 6-11 from long distance, but missed his only shot attempt in close.

Backhaus also had a solid night, hitting a double-double, as he yanked down a team-high 10 rebounds.

Randolph Coach Mark Anderson said he is happy with the team’s recent improvement.

“We made plays when needed and stepped up the defense when they started making 3s. We have made steady improvement,” he said.

Randolph 17 22 14 13 — 66

Elkhorn Vlly 21 8 10 20 — 59

Elk Vlly Randolph

FG 10-26 14-29

3PT 11-29 10-21

FT 6-9 8-18

REB 20 27

TO’s 16 9

SCORING Randolph- Carter Schnoor, 24; Jamison Svehla, 18; Keaton Backhaus, 13; Justin Haselhorst, 9; Sam Lemmons, 2.

REBOUNDS Randolph - Keaton Backhaus, 10; Justin Haselhorst, 8; Carter Schnoor, 4; Jamison Svehla, 4; Tyson Junck, 1.

ASSISTS Randolph - Jamison Svehla, 5; Keaton Backhaus, 5; Carter Schnoor, 3; Justin Haselhorst, 3; Sam Lemmons, 1.

STEALS Randolph - Carter Schnoor, 3; Jamison Svehla, 1; Justin Haselhorst, 1; Keaton Backhaus, 1; Sam Lemmons, 1.

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