(Council Bluffs) A big fourth quarter lifted Council Bluffs, St. Albert past Atlantic 57-41 in a Hawkeye Ten Conference Boys basketball game Friday night. The Falcons outscored the Trojans 23-9 in the fourth quarter to win 57-41.
Travis Miller’s five three-point shots and the physical play of Jackson Scott-Brown and Trey Bowman inside proved to be the difference in the game for St. Albert. The Falcons 21-25 free throw shooting didn’t hurt their cause either as the win to open up the conference season with a win.
Atlantic freshman Garrett Franken scored five straight out of the gate for Atlantic and the Trojans hung on to a 10-7 lead at the quarter break. But it wouldn’t last, the Falcons behind the sharp shooting of Travis Miller took their first lead of the game 14-12 with 6:29 left in the second quarter and extended that lead to 23-14 before Atlantic came storming back outscoring the Falcons 8-2 late in the second quarter to close the gap to 25-22 at the half
St. Albert went on a 5-0 run to start the third quarter, but the young Trojans responded with a 9-0 run to tie the game at 32-32 with 1:59 left in the third and trailed 34-32 at the end of third.
But the Falcons put the game away in the fourth outscoring the Trojans 23-9 to win their Hawkeye Ten Conference debut.
Three players finished in double figures for St. Albert. Travis Miller’s had 15-points all triples, Colton McBride finished the night with 11-points and Jackson Scott-Brown added 10-points.
Sophomore Ryan Hawkins led the Trojans with 17-points and Freshman Garrett Franken scored 16-points.
The Falcons are (1-0, and 1-1). Atlantic is 0-1 and hosts Red Oak on Tuesday night.
Click here to listen to post game comments from Trojan Head Coach Allen Jenkins
December 6, 2013