Kimball boys suffer losses to Sidney and Chase County
January 11, 2018
A tough weekend of basketball for the Kimball High boys with losses to Sidney and Chase County. On Friday night they travelled to Sidney and went up against a very talented Red Raider club that handed the Longhorns a 61-26 defeat, and on Saturday, despite a very good effort, the Horns lost the battle of Longhorns with Chase County winning out 50-34. The Horns are now 3 and 5 on the season with a tough schedule staring them in the face again this weekend.
The Sidney boys have lost of depth and play a very aggressive defense that created 26 Kimball turnovers, and held the Horns to just 26 attempts from the field. The most positive stat on the night was the strong inside moves by 6’3” sophomore Beau Hanks who led Kimball scoring with 11 points with 9 of those points coming in the second half, and 6 in the final quarter. He also nailed Kimball’s lone 3 pointer. Izaac Reuter finished with 6 points and 3 rebounds, Brendan Walker had 4 points and a team high 4 rebounds, Zane Anthony and Brady Kilgore had 2 points each, and Kole Bush 1.
Sidney had 7 players in the scoring column with senior Mitch Porter high with 18 and senior jake Burke charted with 16 points. The Raiders had a good long distance game to go with their superior inside game, and netted 6 treys on the night.
Sidney 19 13 16 13----61
Kimball 6 6 3 11----26
Kimball came back Saturday night with a good effort against the visiting Chase County Longhorns, but lost the contest at the foul line with the visitors going 19/29 from the foul line compared to 2/6 for the Horns. Brady Kilgore and Izaac Reuter both fouled out late in the contest.
It was a case all evening of the Horns from Kimball taking good shots that refused to go in as they rimmed out, shot after shot. It was a case of in and out, but the Kimball boys played hard in a fast-paced contest from start to finish.
A good night for Reuter who led Kimball with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Kilgore had 8 points, Kole Bush 6, Brendan Walker and Corey Travis 4 each, and Zane Anthony 2. Anthony also had a team high 4 steals. Chase County had two in double figure scoring led by Scott Wheeler with 24, and Cedric Maxwell with 12.
With the losses over the weekend, Kimball will take their 3-5 record up against a very good Bridgeport club tomorrow (Friday) night on the home court, and then face yet another solid opponent Saturday with Gordon/Rushville coming to town. The Horns will move into SPVA Tournament play on Tuesday with first round opponent, and location to be determined.
Chase County 12 14 9 15----50
Kimball 6 8 14 6----34