Records broken in Lake Mills boys’ and girls’ basketball
Published 2:36 pm Saturday, January 30, 2016
Granger Kingland is having a record of a season. Literally.
Kingland, a senior, broke Lake Mills High School’s career scoring record during Friday’s 61-58 loss to Garner-Hayfield/Ventura in Lake Mills. The career scoring record had previously been set by Andy Stensrud, who had originally broken the record of Maynard Stensrud.
Earlier this season, Kingland surpassed 1,000 career points and on Jan. 12 broke Lake Mills’ single game scoring record with 43 points against West Hancock.
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“He’s had quite the season,” said Lake Mills coach Kyle Menke. “He’s a fantastic player and very humble. … He’s one of my favorite kids I’ve ever coached.”
Kingland led the Bulldogs offensively Friday with 37 points. He also had seven rebounds and three assists.
Junior Charlie Dugger also scored in double digits with 11 points for Lake Mills.
“It was a real good game between two good teams,” Menke said. “Hopefully we’ll see them again.”
The Lake Mills boys’ basketball team is now 12-4 overall and 9-4 in the Top of Iowa Conference. The team’s next game was Saturday against North Butler at home, and those results will be in Monday’s Tribune.
The Lake Mills girls’ basketball team also had a hand at breaking records Friday.
In Lake Mills’ 82-23 domination of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, the lady Bulldogs set a new school record for points in one game.
Emily Orban, Jewell Gasteiger and Laura Knudtson each contributed double-digit scoring.
Knudtson led Lake Mills with 22 points, three rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Orban score 16 points, and Gasteiger tacked on 12.
“Once we started hitting shots, it felt like we couldn’t miss,” said coach Thad Evans. “Garner is a much-improved team from the first time we played them, but we played our best offensive game to date, setting a new school record for points in a game.”
Lake Mills (12-5, 9-4) was set to play against North Butler Saturday at home, and those results will be in Monday’s Tribune, as well. The Bulldogs were set to go into the game with plenty of momentum.
“Audrey (Casperson) banking in a three for our last points of the game kind of signified how the night went,” Evans said. “We got great contributions from up and down our entire lineup tonight.”