Tricounty News

C-Squad boys' basketball

By Rick Hendrickson, Coach

Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Kimball Cubs C-Squad boys' basketball team came out victorious as they hosted the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons. The final score was 51-26. The Falcons were limited in their number of players and the Cubs were able to play a fast-paced game, essentially tiring out the opposition. Leading the way in scoring was Jarred Merchant with 14 points. Merchant was able to get to the free throw line 14 times, converting on eight of them.

Nate Overland and Joey Von Wahlde did a great job from the point guard position of pushing the tempo on offense, and the other players did the same. They were able to beat the Falcons down the court and connect on lay-ups and other easy shots. Ben Serbus had a solid game with eight points, and Dallas Newman had four points while providing his usual high energy.

Despite the big lead, the Cubs were able to stay focused throughout the game, and continued to play well each and every possession. The team appears to be more comfortable with each other, and with the offense. The C-Squad is now 2-0 on the season.

Parents' night was Thursday, Dec. 9, and the Cubs C-Squad defeated a strong Milaca Wolves team 36-29. Although the Cubs didn't start out the way they wanted to by being down 8-2 in the opening minutes, the bench came in with great energy and soon the Cubs had a 10-8 lead. That would be the last time the Cubs would trail, as they were able to hold the Wolves to just five more points in the first half, and lead 17-13 at the break.

Leading the scoring for the Cubs would again be Jarred Merchant with 16 points. Adam Laabs had eight points, and Joey Von Wahlde hit a big three pointer and made two clutch free-throws down the stretch to help seal the game. Brandon Schiefelbein also contributed with two important free throws after being fouled on a nice drive to the hoop.

Hunter Schreifels wasn't able to get in the scoring column, but played a terrific game on defense. He was always able to help out his teammates and was always there to get the rebound. The Cubs were able to execute down the stretch as Milaca tried to extend the game by fouling, but the Cubs were able to get the ball in bounds and make their free throws. The Cubs are now 3-0 on the season. Next game up for the C-Squad will be Dec. 21, a Tuesday, against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in Kimball.