Kimball boys' basketball wrapup

Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Cubs upset #2 Rockford The Kimball boys' basketball team traveled to Rockford last Thursday to take on the number two ranked Rockets. Rockford came into the game with a perfect record of 16 wins and no losses. Rockford took an early lead and shot the ball well throughout the first half. The Cubs kept the game close and entered halftime trailing by a ten point margin (34-24). In the second half, the momentum started to change as the Cubs slowed the pace of the game. Both teams took much better care of the ball in the second half, and were very deliberate on offense. With 10 minutes remaining, Kimball trailed by a score of 51-42. At this point, the Cubs defense stepped up and made Rockford work very hard for their shots on offense. Kimball remained patient on offense and slowly cut into Rockford's lead. Kimball took their first lead with less than two minutes to play, but Rockford answered. With one minute remaining, the Cubs again took the lead. This time, Rockford did not answer and two free-throws with .9 seconds remaining helped seal the victory for the Cubs by a score of 58-55. Scott Nystrom and Logan Looman paced the scoring attack with 29 and 14 points respectively. Looman added five assists and Nystrom also contributed ten rebounds and five steals. he Cubs were given a big lift off the bench from Andy Dingmann (five rebounds and two assists), Sam Scheeler (five points), and Eric Nystrom (two points). Team defense was also a huge factor in the victory. The Cub's record now stands at eight wins and nine losses overall. This week the Cubs were to have played at St. John's Prep on Monday, home against Pierz on Tuesday and home against Eden Valley-Watkins on Friday. Junior Cubs conclude season The Jr. Cubs Basketball Program finished its season last Saturday at Kimball Elementary School. A total of 33 second- and third-grade boys and girls took part in the five-week program. During their five weeks, the players learned different basketball fundamentals including ball-handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, defense among a number of other things related to teamwork. Many of the girls and boys high school players helped out with the program to make it a huge success. Coach Schwieters and coach Klein would like to thank all of the participants, their parents, and all of the players who assisted them in running the program. Participants in the Jr. Cubs program included: Hunter Ahlrich, Matthew Arnold, Michael Binsfeld, Seth Dammann, Jordan Dockery, MaKayla Epple, Trinity Erickson, Zach Garding, Cole Hilsgen, Michael Hoffman, Austin Host, Madison Hurrle, Mitchell Jansky, Autumn Johnson, Emma Kuechle, Elenore Kunkel, Grace Kunkel, Mackenzie Leither, Katelynn Loehrer, James Mancini, Katie Merchant, Abigail Pauly, Isabelle Reischl, Megan Sarvie, Kira Schaefer, Abbey Schiefelbein, Aaron Serbus, Alexis Streit, Maddie Truenow, Maicy Vossen, Teresa Vossen, Sheldon Wohlman, and Ben Zipoy. Jay Klein, coach