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Kimball Boys Fall To Sidney, Chase County


January 10, 2019

Drew Beisecker for the Western Nebraska Observer

Brendan Walker, the 6-2 junior Longhorn, pops a jumper in Kimball's home game against Class B rival Sidney.

The Kimball high boys suffered two more losses as they returned to the hardwoods following the Christmas break. In a Thursday night home game they lost to Class B Sidney and then lost on Saturday night at Imperial to a very good Chase County team.

SIDNEY 44, Kimball 33

Izaac Reuter made a strong move following the opening tip and connected on the first shot of the game with Sidney and although both clubs had a hard time converting shot attempts into made-baskets, the Longhorns had a good start and led 1307 at the quarter break in front of the home town fans on Thursday evening.

If the Horns were going to win over the Class B club, this was the year to do so as the Red Raiders brought a record of 1-9 to Kimball.

Dismal shooting took a toll once again however with Kimball going 2/11 at the foul line in the first half, and tallied only 4 points in the second period, and let Sidney take control and move ahead to lead 19-17 at intermission. The game remained close as both teams scored 12 points in the third quarter leaving Sidney with that 2 point lead of 31-29. And once again, the Horns could not finish as they were out scored 13-4 in the final frame to lose 44-33.

The only good thing in the final period was the final basket of the contest when Jaren Winstrom checked in and promptly took a pass to him in the corner, squared up, and swished a long bucket to end the game.

A good start and finish, but not so good shooting for the most part the balance of the game.

Kimball shot 22% from the field going 12/54 including just 1/18 on 3 point attempts, and were only 8/19 at the foul line for 42%. The Horns pulled 30 rebounds, including 14 offensive, but they couldn't convert those offensive boards into baskets! They also charted 17 steals, had 7 assists, 15 fouls, and 21 turnovers.

No one in double figure scoring for Kimball with Izaac Reuter high with 9. He was top foul shooter hitting 4 of 6 and he had 5 rebounds. Brady Kilgore had 6 points and a team high 7 steals. Beau Hanks had 6 points, Corey Travis 4 and 5 rebounds, Jaren Winstrom, Zane Anthony, Brenan Walker, and Brayden Tyan all had 2 points. Walker was top rebounder with 6.

Sidney was led by Alex Jallen with 16 points. Eli Ahrens had 8, Zach Pettit 6, Skylar Heineman 6, Arik Doty 4, j R Lucero 3, and Alec Maddox 1. The Raiders were 10/15 at the line, hit a pair of treys and had 15 fouls. They also shot a poor percentage but won the scoring battle for the win.


13 4 12 4 – 33


7 12 12 13 – 44


Kimball 29

Coach Luke Dea said going into the game with Chase County that they would probably be the best team the Horns would face this season. The Longhorns of Imperial are tall and talented.

Once again the stats tell the story and once again it was a night of feeble shooting. Kimball was 10/41 from the field for 24%, 0/13 on 3 point tries, and 9.22 at the line for 41%. Kimball had 29 rebounds including 12 offensive, 3 blocked shots, 14 steals, only 1 assist, 20 fouls and 23 turnovers.

Izaac Reuter led Kimball scoring with 9 points. Beau Hanks had 7 points and 2 blocks. Brayden Tyan had 4 points, Brady Kilgore 2, Jacob Withrow 2, Zane Anthony 2 plus 4 steals, Corey Travis 2 and a team high 8 rebounds, and Jaren Winstrom 1 point.

Scoring and stats for Chase County were not available at the time of this writing.

The Kimball boys were to host Potter-Dix this past Tuesday, and will be on the road this weekend traveling to Bridgeport on Friday night and to Gordon-Rushville on Saturday. They move into SPVA Tournament play on Monday with the pairings and seedings to be determined later this week.


4 6 13 6 – 29

Chase County

11 17 7 18 – 53


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