Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Solid defense by Cubs leads to win over Huskers
The Kimball Cubs hosted the Holdingford Huskers last Monday night. The Cubs jumped out to a great start leading 14-0. Holdingford then went on a 10-0 run to narrow the deficit at 14-10. The teams battled back and forth for the next several minutes as Kimball clung to a 22-20 lead. A 16-2 run by the Cubs to end the half gave them a 38-22 lead at the break. The Cubs shot the ball very well in the first half and were 16/29 (55 percent) from the field.
The second half was not as crisp as the first, but the Cubs still held on to a double digit lead most of the way. With five minutes to play Kimball was ahead by a 50-35 score. The Cubs closed out their third conference win of the year with a 62-50 victory.
The Cubs had great balance in their scoring. Austin Ruehle had 14 points and Aaron Laabs and Cameron Hunt each added twelve. Jarred Merchant and Preston Peglow chipped in with eight and seven points respectively. Hunt dished out seven assists and Ruehle had three steals. Laabs, Merchant and Austin Roerick each grabbed five rebounds. The win put the Cubs at 3-8 in conference play on the year. Their overall record is at 7-13.
Cubs Lose on Buzzer Beater at Dassel-Cokato
Kimball traveled to Dassel-Cokato last Tuesday to take on the Chargers. The first half was competitive from the start. Both teams had leads and then saw them disappear. The Cubs saw their lead grow to nine points at the break (30-21).
In the second half, the Chargers turned up their defense which gave the Cubs some problems. Dassel-Cokato built the lead to six points, 54-48, with just over three minutes to play. The Cubs went on an 8-0 run to take a two-point lead only to see the Chargers answer and tie the score. The Cubs missed an opportunity at a last-second shot and gave the Chargers a chance. With 1.8 seconds to play, Dassel-Cokato ran a lob play for their center who made a dramatic shot at the buzzer to win the game.
The Cubs placed four scorers in double figures. Cameron Hunt led the way with 15 points. Austin Ruehle tossed in 13 and Preston Peglow and Jarred Merchant had 12 and 11 points respectively. Hunt also led the rebounders with seven. Peglow, Merchant and Aaron Laabs each had six boards.
Shooting woes lead to Cubs loss at Pierz
The Cubs traveled to Pierz to take on the Pioneers last Thursday night, Feb. 23. The game started out as a defensive battle. Neither team was able to put a point on the board in the first five minutes of play. Once Pierz found their scoring touch the Cubs were in trouble. The Pioneers proceeded to build a 10-2 lead over the next few minutes. The Cubs saw their deficit grow as they closed in on the end of the first half. Pierz led by a score of 31-4 at the break. The Cubs were 2/22 (9 percent) from the field in the first half.
Kimball did find their scoring touch a little more in the second half. The Cubs put 21 points on the board in the second period. Pierz had thirty points after the intermission to pull away with a 61-25 victory.
Austin Ruehle led the Cubs in scoring with eight points. Aaron Laabs finished with seven rebounds and Cameron Hunt had three assists. The loss puts the Cubs at a record of 7-15 on the season and 3-9 in conference play.