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Potter-Dix Boys, Kimball Girls 2nd In P-D JV Tourney


February 7, 2019

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Jared Anton enjoyed a fine JV tournament last week for the runner-up host Potter-Dix Coyotes. In the team's win over Creek Valley, Anton led his squad with 17 points. He also hit the game-winning free thrown shown in this photo to give Potter-Dix a 33-32 victory.

Potter-Dix hosted a JV tournament last week. The tournament included girls teams from Burns, South Platte, Kimball and Creek Valley. The boys teams in the tournament were Burns, South Platte, Potter-Dix and Creek Valley.

The Kimball girls faced off with Creek Valley in the first round of the tournament on Monday, Jan. 28. Kimball won 23-12.

Payton Wise had eight points, Emma Martin six, Jaydin Paxton three, Maddison Merryfield and Brooklin Golding 2 eachand , Nicole Delaplane and Chantel Malson both had 1 point.

Heading into the championship game, Kimball took on South Platte Tuesday, Jan. 29, but fell short, 22-14. Jaydin Paxton scored 10 points, Nicole Delaplane 2 and Emma Martin 2

"We played pretty well both nights. We ran some different things that we don't normally run and the girls adjusted well. We continue to grow and develop as a team each game out," said Coach Tiffany Johnson.

The Lady Horns claimed the runner-up spot in the Potter-Dix JV tournament.

On the boys side of the bracket, Potter-Dix matched up with Creek Valley for first round acton. The Coyotes held on to get a one-point win, 33-32.

"It was a tight game throughout, with neither team building a lead larger than 4-5 points. We trailed by 2 going into the fourth quarter, but we managed to get a couple stops and convert on free throw opportunities to secure a one-point win," said Coach Ryan Mumm.

Jared Anton led the team with 17 points, followed by Anthony Tovar and Preston Corfield with five each. Niko Koon added four points, and Brandon Mendoza added two. As a team, the Coyotes shot 12/26 from the free throw line.

Tuesday night in the championship game Potter-Dix went head to head with Burns. Burns came out strong and was able to jump out to an 18-1 lead at the end of the first period.

"We made some adjustments and closed the lead to single digits a couple of times, but Burns responded and widened their lead," the coach said.

Preston Corfield led the team with 13 points, Jared Anton added nine, Anthony Tovar, four, and Niko Koon two.

With the 28-46 loss, Potter-Dix claimed the runner-up spot in the tournament.


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