Gavin Allison of Glenville-Emmons drives past a defender from Lyle-Pacelli in a 69-35 Wolverine loss. -- Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune

G-E falls to L/P

Published 8:43am Wednesday, January 9, 2013

GLENVILLE — The Glenville-Emmons boys’ basketball team fell to 1-8 on the season with a 69-35 loss to Lyle/Pacelli.

Guard Derek Olson of Glenville-Emmons shoots from long range against Lyle-Pacelli. Olson scored a team-high 13 points for the Wolverines.

Lyle/Pacelli raced to a 12-5 lead with two straight 3-point plays.

However, Glenville-Emmons fought back to cut its deficit to one point with a 3-pointer by Derek Olson.

“He’s our biggest offensive threat, and we work to get him good looks,” Glenville-Emmons head coach Jared Matson said. “I thought he had a great game tonight, and he’s going to have to step up and lead us down the stretch.”

Olson earned a team-high 13 points for the Wolverines, while Gavin Allison added eight points.

Lyle/Pacelli built its first 10-point lead with three and a half minutes remaining in the first half.

In the second half, Lyle/Pacelli extended its advantage with the help of four dunks by senior guard Skylar Meyer who scored a game-high 26 points.