Tricounty News

Cubs basketball wrapup

Cubs win on the road The boy's basketball team traveled to St. John's Prep last Monday to take on the Johnnies. Kimball jumped out to an early lead and increased it throughout the first half. The Cubs led by 17 at halftime (40-23). Both teams played even with each other until the Cubs went on a run late in the second half and closed out the victory by the score of 76-51. Leading scorers for the game were Scott Nystrom (24 points), Eric Nystrom (13) and Sam Scheeler (11). Logan Looman and Karl Hunt had eight and five assists, respectively. Karl Hunt added six steals and Scott Nystrom pulled down 12 rebounds. The victory brings the Cubs back to .500 with a record of nine wins and nine losses. Cubs fall to Pierz The Pioneers from Pierz came to visit the Cub's Den last Tuesday night for a CMC Conference game. The Cubs jumped out to an early seven point lead only to see Pierz answer and go ahead 26-20 at the half. The teams battled back and forth in the second half with the Pioneers building a nine point lead. The Cubs cut the margin to two points late in the game with a chance to tie or take the lead. In the end Kimball came up two points short losing 43-41. Scott Nystrom led the team in scoring and rebounding with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Karl Hunt dished out five assists and added three steals.   Cubs lose to Eagles Kimball hosted their top rival Eden Valley-Watkins Friday night at a packed Leo Wirth gymnasium. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead and were up by five at halftime (28-23). In the second half, the Cubs came out strong and took a six-point lead. Eden Valley-Watkins answered, however, and held on for the five point win (53-48). The Cubs had three players reach double figures in scoring for the game, Scott Nystrom (14), Karl Hunt (10), and Zak Kuseske (10). Zak Kuseske dished out five assists and Karl Hunt had five steals. Scott Nystrom chipped in with ten rebounds. The Cubs record now stands at nine wins and eleven losses on the season. Kimball travels to HL-W-W Tuesday and hosts Rockford Thursday. Jay Klein, coach