Cedar Mountain routs SE

SLEEPY EYE — Cedar Mountain extended its win streak to 5-straight by defeating Sleepy Eye 94-56 in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball battle Thursday night.

Lewis Pendleton’s 23 points in the first half put the Cougars (9-3) ahead at 52-29 when each team departed the floor at the end of the first half.

Trey Peterson-Juhl had a solid first half netting 10 points from down low as the Cougars stretched the Indian defense allowing them to run up the score.

“It was good for us to crash the boards, we did that and got a lot of second and third chances,” Cedar Mountain coach Brian Pendleton said.

The Cougars were able to control the floor with quality shooting from out deep and open the lanes for passing down low to run up the score early in the first.

Cedar Mountain’s Justin Lumbar took the foul from inside the paint as he went up for the put back and extend the Cougar lead to 32-16 with 8:28 still left on the game clock in the first half as the Indians struggled defensively to stop Cedar Mountain anywhere on the floor.

Devonte Charles hit a deep 3-pointer for Cedar Mountain to extend the Cougar lead to 44-14 with over 4 minutes left to play still in the first half.

Sleepy Eye’s (3-6) Keegan Heiderscheidt drove to the basket to complete the points down low at the 2:57 mark in the first half for only his fourth point of the half.

Nathan Walter led the Indians with 9 points in the first half.

Heiderscheidt led all scores in the second half with 11 and Walter put up eight more but still trailed as the Cougars bench was hot.

Cedar Mountain’s Tavi Nelson put up 10 points in the second half with Chris Dow and Jon Varner each contributing 9 points.

Walter’s 17 total points led the Indians and Heiderscheidt tallied 15 points.

Pendleton led Cedar Mountain with 26 points and 13 assists, Nelson tallied 17 points, Peterson-Juhl had 13 points and Lumbar ended with 6 points and nine rebounds.

Sleepy Eye will face Cleveland at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Bethany Lutheran College

Cedar Mountain hosts Minnesota Valley Lutheran at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Morgan for another conference game.