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Bobcats maul Wildcats, 78-49

FLORENCE — Riley Hixon’s 23 points led three Bobcats in double figures as Florence cruised past Lena 78-49in non-conference action Monday night.

Hixon scored the first 15 of his team’s 19 points.

“Overall, a nice win for us, we are learning to and starting to see the right things,” said Florence coach Bryan Bomberg. “Lena kept switching up their half court defense and I thought we adjusted to it well”

Max Beyer of Lena led all scorers with 27 points, including five 3-pointers.

Kaden Schuls canned 19 points for Florence, with Evan Johnson chipping in 16. Preston Stoltz led the Bobcats with 11 rebounds in what was a makeup game from Dec. 9.

Florence (5-2), returns to action tonight, hosting Goodman-Pembine in a Northern Lakes conference tilt.

In the JV contest, Florence defeated Lena 39-28. Dominic DeMuri netted 18 points, while Tyler Novak added 10 points for the Bobcats.

Lena 15 34 — 49

Florence 36 42 — 78

FLORENCE: Stoltz 9, Johnson 16, McLain 2, Boettcher 2, Patrick Milan 7, Schuls 19, Hixon 23. FT: 6-8. FG shooting: 32-66. 3-pt FG: Hixon (3), Schuls, Johnson (2), Stoltz, Patrick Milan. Rebounds 36 (Stoltz 11, Johnson 9.)

LENA: Anderson 2, Telford 7, Beyer 27. Gard 4, Simonson 9. FT: 5-20. F: 9. 3-pt FG: Telford, Beyer (5). Fouled Out: none.

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