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Two career-best scoring marks were established by Kimball athletes this past week. One at the high school level and one at the Division One College level.

Looking first at Kimball High’s Jordan Greenwood who set a career best scoring mark of 35 points in leading his Longhorn team to a 77-49 win over Morrill Saturday evening. The talented senior has been big in scoring all all four of Kimball’s games this year, but the young man is on a mission and so far is enjoying his basketball journey of creating a book of memories. After four games, and four wins, he is averaging 25.5 points per game. He already has two games over 30 including a 32 point game and now the 35 point game.

In racking up the 35 points he was 3/7 on 3 point attempts, and a perfect 10/10 at the foul line. And, he did all of this in a LITTLE OVER THREE QUARTERS OF COURT TIME as he left the game with just a small amount of time ran off the clock to start the fourth period. At the time, Kimball was well ahead of their opponents and time for the Kimball coaches to go to the bench and not run the score higher with their top players. Had Jordan stayed in, and with the night he was having, who knows how many more points he could have added to his career best night.

As it is, his 35 points move him into the top ten group of the Kimball High School record book. A young man by the name of Mike Daum holds the school record for points scored in a game with 41. He did it twice in 2013-14. Adam Bohac scored 40 in 1999-00. Daum tallied 39, as did Kelvin Childress and Mike Plate. Daum also had games of 37 and 36. Ryan Bourlier and Don Buddecke both had 36 point games. Bohac also had a couple of 35 point games and then if you remember, went on to play for the University of Nebraska and is now a successful college coach. Jordan joins this select group.

Others on the list include Kendall Ferguson, who went on to star for Hastings College with his best game of 32 points. Mike Plate, Brian Wynne, Ryan Vowers, and Peter Andersen all had 32 point games and Andersen was a standout at Kearney State College. Now Greenwood has his name along these former standouts with his 32 point game. His 35 point game was something to behold, and had the coaches known at the time they might have given him a few more shots to go even higher, but hopefully Jordan will move up the ladder with even bigger scoring output when his scoring is needed to win a game right to the final buzzer.


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The other career best to talk about this week belongs to Mike Daum, the same Mike Daum who holds the Kimball High school record. Now as the star at South Dakota State University, Big Mike had his best collegiate game this past Saturday with 33 points to lead the Jacks to an 80-77 win over Idaho. Mike was 9/12 from the field, 2/4 on 3 pointers, and 13/13 at the foul line. He also pulled 9 rebounds, had 2 assists and 1 steal. South Dakota State hosts Murray State this Saturday.

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Looking at the Kimball sports schedule for this week, home basketball games all weekend for Kimball High with Hershey coming to town Friday night with JV games at 3:30 followed by girls varsity at 5 and boys varsity at 6:30. Music Parents Soup Supper Friday night plus a bake sale. Saturday Bayard comes to Kimball with an early start of 2 p.m. for JV games, 3:30 for girls varsity and 5 p.m. for the boys. Interact Soup Supper and a freshman class cake raffle to feed you hungry fans.

Wrestling on the home mats on Tuesday, Dec. 20, starting at 5 p.m. for the triangular involving Chase County and Hershey, and that will close out the December sports until after the Christmas break.

 

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