The Bulldog basketball teams combined for six solid quarters of play in Friday’s season-opener against Lincoln. The boys played strong for four quarters in an easy 65-16 win. The girls started and finished slow in a 49-35 loss.
The boys never allowed more than five points in a quarter, jumping out to a 23-5 lead after one quarter and a 41-10 halftime lead. Lincoln managed just six more points in the final two quarters. The Bulldog shooters were out already in game one. Junior BJ Glanton hit 6-of-7 shots including a three to score 15 points. He also grabbed a team-high six rebounds. Senior Zach Fief was 6-of-9 from the floor with two triples for another 14 points. Senior Derek Stanley chimed in with 13 points.
The Lady Bulldogs actually outscored Lincoln 25-24 in the middle quarters, but Lincoln won the first and fourth quarters by a combined 25-10 score for the win.
The Celtics opened the 2012-13 campaign on the road at HOA-foe Ell-Saline on Friday. The boys won 44-35 following a Lady Celtic 45-31 loss.
Both offenses were sluggish early on in the boys game. Trinity managed just 17 points in the first two quarters but even that was good enough for a seven-point lead. The offenses picked up in the third quarter as Trinity outscored the Cardinals 14-10. Ell-Saline finished with its best quarter of the night but 13 Celtic points were enough to secure the win. Nathan Eisenbarth led the team with 16 points. Chad Pauly, Jerome Miller, and Dominic DeLuca each chipped in with six points.
Lady Celtic offensive struggles lasted most of the night as Trinity managed more than 10 points in just one quarter. That resulted in a 31-25 score after three quarters when Ell-Saline pulled away for the big win. Brooke Racette was the lone Lady Celtic in double-figures with 13 points.
The Bronco basketball teams picked up a split Friday in Halstead. The boys won their game 59-44, while the girls fell 44-37.
The boys dominated their game for the first three quarters, leading 29-11 at the break and 52-16 after three quarters. Halstead went off for 28 fourth quarter points to make the score more respectable. Senior Caleb Tanner opened the season in style with 28 points. Senior Grant Claassen also reached double-figures, using a trio of threes to finish with 11 points. Kyle Regier finished with nine points.
Lady Bronco junior Kylee Schunn also had a big game with 20 points, but that effort was not enough to lift Remington past the Dragons.
The Cardinal basketball teams opened the season at home against Olpe on Friday. The boys won a nail-biter 35-33 while the girls fell to the perennial power Eagles 49-25.
The boys looked strong in the first quarter, opening a 9-4 lead. From there, the sides played even until the third quarter when Olpe cut the lead to 25-24. In the final frame, Sedgwick scored just enough to outlast the Eagles. Logan Thompson was the lone Cardinal in double-figures with 16 points.
The Lady Cards struggled to score most of the night, putting only 10 points on the board in the first, third, and fourth quarters combined. The exception was the second quarter where Sedgwick outscored Olpe 15-14. Senior Kalyn Deckard hit the lone Cardinal three on the night and led the team with 12 points. Annabelle Little added seven points, and Audrey Bebermeyer led the team with four rebounds.