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Longhorns 3 - 3 at break


Michele Daum

Left: Senior Trent Rutledge looks to pass to an open teammate during a game earlier this year. At six feet tall, Rutledge is one of the tallest players for the Longhorns.

The Kimball High boys are adapting to the fast paced style of basketball that coach Luke Dea and his staff are wanting them to play, and despite a lack of height, the Horns are 3-and 3 at the Christmas break. Almost every time out they are facing teams with more height, but they make up for it by playing a pressure type defense, moving the ball fast on offense, and taking their shots, with a bevy of good shooters.

The Horns have scored 357 points and are averaging 59.5 points per game. They have allowed the opponents 292 points and 48.6 points per game. Kimball is shooting 35% from the fiel...

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