Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The sixth-grade boys' basketball team traveled to Belgrade for their first tournament of the season Jan. 17. The Cubs' first match-up of the day was with Holdingford. Solid defense, along with great passing and board domination, seemed to be the key to their first victory of the day. Holdingford was held scoreless the second half. Balanced scoring with impressive free-throw shooting seemed to pull the Cubs ahead to a 22 to 4 victory. Morris was the Cubs next opponent. Again great defense and rebounding seemed to be the key, leading Kimball into some impressive fast breaks and unselfish play, resulting in a lopsided victory of 24 to 7. Finally the Cubs are in the championship game of the day against a tough Paynesville team. It was a hard-fought and aggressive-defensive game by both teams. Kimball even forced a technical foul leading to free throws and ball possession. Unfortunately, tired legs led to some missed shots and not capitalizing on the line where the Cubs did well earlier in the tournament. The boys took a tough loss with a final score of 10-14 and a second-place trophy. All players should be quite proud. They all did well and showed improvement. The Cubs played well as a team and it showed. As a coach, I was approached more than once that day on the impressive team play and hustle of our young cubs. Keep up the great work and continue to build on improving. The sixth-grade boys' basketball team members include Brady Faber, Brendon Schiefelbein, Joe VonWahlde, Will Spaulding, Jarred Merchant, Michael Vossen, Ty Morrison, Isiaha Ehlinger, and Tanner Schriefels.