Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By Jay Klein, Coach
Dillon Menson puts it up for 2 in Friday's heartbreaker loss to BBE Jaguars. The Cubs led for much of the game, but fell in overtime to the CMC-leading Jaguars, with a final score of 68 to 70. Kimball is now 2-2 in the CMC and 6-4 overall.
The Cubs traveled to Upsala last Tuesday night, Jan. 11, to take on the Cardinals for the second matchup between these two teams this season. Upsala jumped out to an early lead and the Cubs had to play catch up the rest of the way. Kimball trailed at the half by a score of 30 to 16. The Cubs shot only 30 percent from the field (7/23) in the first half and were outrebounded 18-13.
Upsala struggled to score the first few minutes coming out of intermission. The Cubs, however, had their own struggles and could not mount a comeback. Kimball fell to Upsala by a score of 66-47.
Kimball placed two scorers in double figures, Cameron Hunt with 11 points and Dillon Menson with 10. Camerson Hunt handed out five assists and Preston Peglow dished out four. Neil Helgeson led the rebounding effort with six.
Cubs lose heartbreaker to #4 Jaguars
Kimball traveled to Brooten to take on the number four rated B-B-E Jaguars last Thursday evening, Jan. 13. The Cubs started out red hot from the field and jumped to an early lead. The Jaguars pounded the boards and stayed close to the Cubs in the first half. A late surge put the Jaguars ahead by one at the half (36-35).
The second half was just as close as the first. Both teams had leads early in the second half, only to see them disappear. Kimball, behind the hot-shooting of Brett Ostby and Neil Helgeson, pulled ahead by seven with just 3:28 to play. B-B-E, however, would not quit and went on a run of their own to tie the score with under a minute to play. Both teams had their chances, but neither would score and the game was headed to overtime. In the extra session, the Jaguars made some clutch foul shots and pulled away for a 70-68 victory.
Brett Ostby was eight of 13 from the field for 23 points on the night. He made seven three-pointers. Neil Helgeson and Dillon Menson chipped in with 15 and 12 respectively. Menson hauled down 12 rebounds and Helgeson dished out seven assists. Cameron Hunt led the Cubs with four steals. The loss put the Cubs at 6-4 on the season and 2-2 in conference play.