Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Dave Faries

Red Raiders Hand Kimball Boys Their First Loss


Vicki Stull

Jake Reader finds his path blocked by Red Raiders Tyler Wintholz and Paxton Ehler.

Things can change suddenly in basketball.

Midway through the third quarter on Saturday evening it looked as if the Longhorns were on their way to win number eight. Austin Pile hit a free throw to extend an 8-2 run.

Kimball was on top 32-25 and on a hot streak, having converted 5 of 8 from two-point range in the second period alone.

“I thought it would be close,” Mike Daum admitted. “But at that point I thought we could keep the lead.”

Sidney’s Cody Frerichs picked at the Longhorns advantage with a seemingly innocuous driving lay up. Kimball lost control on their next possession a...

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