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Luverne boys' basketball loses to conference rival Jackson County Central

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Greg Hoogeveen

The Luverne boys’ basketball team hosted conference rivals Jackson County Central Tuesday, Dec. 20.
The Cardinals lost to the Huskies 77-67 and are now 3-2 for the season.
“Jackson County Central is a very good team, and we battled with them in the first half,” head coach John Sichmeller said.
The Huskies led the Cardinals at the end of the first half 28-25.
Jackson County Central played hard under the net all night where they scored 50 of their 77 points.
Luverne was able to keep the ball moving with 13 steals and 15 points off turnovers.
“Our shots weren’t falling all game and they shot very well in the second half,” Sichmeller said.
The Cardinals shot 52 percent inside the paint and only made three of 20 3-point shots.
The Huskies shot 63 percent inside and made six of 11 3-point shots.
“Our guys didn’t give up and tried to make a run at the end but it was too late,” Sichmeller said.
The Cardinals are scheduled to travel to Windom Tuesday, Jan. 3, and then host Marshall Friday, Jan. 6.

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