Warriors defeat Algona in district basketball opener

Sergeant Bluff-Luton used a school-record breaking performance by sophomore Connor Groves in a 75-47 victory over the Algona Bulldog boys’ basketball squad.

Groves, a 5’ 11’ guard, nailed nine three-point field goals enroute to a 30-point performance in the Class 3A district opener played at Spirit Lake on Monday, Feb. 20.

Chris Kroll opened the game’s scoring for the orange-and-black with a basket followed by a triple from Groves for a quick 5-0 advantage.  But Algona answered with a three-pointer by Jackson Helmers and a hoop from Nick Stein to tie contest at 5-5 with 2:25 gone off the clock.

Groves scored off a steal with a lay-up before Spencer Holmes hit the front end of a two-shot foul and then Groves converted a rare four-point play to give the Warriors an 11-6 lead.

Jackson Helmers scored a field goal for the red-and-black but Sergeant Bluff-Luton responded with six straight points.  

Collin Sexton sank the first of two free throws to make the score 17-9 at the conclusion of the first quarter of play.

 

For more on this story, please see the Feb. 23 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines.

 

Algona Upper Des Moines

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217

www.algona.com

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