Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Cubs struggle in loss to Eagles The Kimball Cubs traveled to Eden Valley-Watkins last Tuesday to take on the Eagles. The Eagles shot the ball well from the opening tip-off and led the Cubs by 23 at the half (39-16). Kimball tried to mount a comeback in the second half but the Eagles defense held off the Cubs for a 63-43 victory. Scott Nystrom and Bobby Arens led the Cubs in scoring with 14 and 13 points respectively. Arens also hauled down six rebounds and had four blocked shots. Nystrom dished out four assists to lead the Cubs in that category. For the game the Cubs shot 36 percent (17/47) from the field and 50 percent (9/18) from the charity stripe. Overall, the Cubs are now at four wins and four losses on the season. Great defense helps Cubs defeat Huskers Kimball hosted the Huskers from Holdingford on Friday night at the Leo Wirth Gymnasium. The Cubs defense in the first half set the tone for the game, forcing a number of turnovers (10) and not allowing uncontested shots. At the half, Kimball led by a score of 30-19. The Huskers worked their way back in the second half, cutting the Cub's lead to one with about eight minutes to play. Free-throws (12/13) down the stretch sealed the game for the Cubs as they earned the second conference win of the season (55-44). In the scoring column, Scott Nystrom and Andy Dingmann led the Cubs with 25 and 15 points respectively. Bobby Arens and Travis Erickson led the defensive effort with three steals each. Arens added four blocked shots and held the Husker's top scorer in check all night. Neil Helgeson, Andy Dingmann, and Scott Nystrom each handed out three assists for the Cubs. Nystrom, also led the Cubs on the boards with eleven. Kimball is now 5-4 on the season and 2-2 in the Central Minnesota Conference. The Cubs hit the road for three games this week facing St. John's Prep, Maple Lake and Norwood-Young America.