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

By Dave Faries

Reader, Reuter And Defense Secure Kimball Boys Win At Pine Bluffs


An ill-omen occurred before the Longhorns took to the court at Pine Bluffs on Friday night.

Big center Mike Daum tossed an empty bottle toward a garbage can barely three feet from his seat. The clear plastic container bounced off the rim and onto the floor.

Over the next 32 minutes, Kimball put the ball up 68 times from the field but converted only 26 into points—a 38 percent rate.

“We couldn’t throw it in the ocean,” said head coach Bruce Tjosvold.

That the Longhorns emerged from Pine Bluffs’ superheated gym with a lopsided 62-41 win owed much to the relentless play of forwards J...

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