WEBSTER CITY - The fifth-ranked (Class 2A) St. Edmond boys kept their perfect early-season record intact here Tuesday evening, earning a 61-50 road triumph over Webster City.
After building a 28-19 advantage at the half, the Gaels (4-0 overall, 4-0 in the North Central Conference) never looked back.
"It was a good game for us against a solid team," said SEHS head coach Adolph Kochendorfer. "With our inexperience, it was important to go out on the road and handle a press. We held our own."
Robby Burke, a senior, sparked St. Edmond with 24 points and 13 rebounds, while sophomore Robert Flattery chipped in 11 points. Konrad Laufersweiler and T.J. O'Tool each grabbed six rebounds, and Matthew Bocken dished out six assists to go along with nine points.
Mason Myers and Trey Tesdahl tallied 13 points apiece for the Lynx (2-3, 2-2).
"Having another scorer in Mason Myers back helped them, and the Tesdahl kid really played well, too," Kochendorfer said. "We made some plays, though, with the game on the line."
St. Edmond 61, Webster City 50
St. Edmond - Robby Burke 24, Robert Flattery 11, Matthew Bocken 9, Landon Peed 9, Konrad Laufersweiler 8.
Webster City - Mason Myers 13, Trey Tesdahl 13, Ben Mossman 7, Avery Fuhs 6, Alec Fuhs 5, Sean Vogelbacher 4, Colt Richardson 2.
Quarter scores: SE led 11-5, 28-19, 44-32.
St. Edmond hosts defending NCC champion Iowa Falls-Alden (3-4, 2-3) on Friday.