Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Cubs fall just short against Bulldogs Friday, Dec. 12, the Cubs traveled to Winsted to take on the Bulldogs of Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity. Kimball played well defensively and led most of the first half. The Cubs went into the locker room ahead by a score of 31-30. The game went back and forth in the second half with the lead never getting above six for either team. The Cubs had two shots at the buzzer to win, but came up just short. Scott Nystrom and Andy Dingmann led the scoring attack with 28 and nine points respectively. Nystrom also pulled down 14 rebounds and had three steals. Travis Erickson handed out four assists. For the game, the Cubs shot 55 percent (12/22) from the free-throw line and 40 percent (18/45) from the field. Kimball out-rebounded LP/HT 38-32. The key to the game was the difference in turnovers. The Cubs turned the ball over 23 times compared to 15 for the Bulldogs. Kimball's record is now at 1-1 for the season. Kimball struggles in loss to Royalton Royalton visited the Cub's Den Tuesday, Dec. 16 in a non-conference game. The first half was very slow paced with the Cubs leading 17-16 at the half. The game was close most of the second half before Royalton pulled away with two minutes remaining. In the scoring column, Scott Nystrom and Bobby Arens paced the Cubs with ten and eight points. Scott led the team in rebounding with nine boards and in assists with four. The Cubs shot only two free-throws in the game and missed both of them. From the field, Kimball shot 34 percent (16/47) and went 24 percent (4/17) from the three-point line. The Cubs' record now stands at one win and two losses. Kimball defeats Henning in Holiday Tournament The Cubs played host to the Henning Hornets in the first round of the Kimball Holiday Tournament Friday, Dec. 19. Kimball jumped out to an early lead by shooting the ball well from the perimeter in the first half. At halftime, the Cubs were ahead by 15 points (35-20). Henning made five three-pointers in the second half to cut the lead to six late in the game. The Cubs answered, however, and sealed the game at the free-throw line for a 69-59 win. For the game, Scott Nystrom led all scorers with 33 points. Bobby Arens and Andy Dingman chipped in with 12 and 10 points respectively. Neil Helgeson and Scott Nystrom each dished out five assists. Nystrom led the team in rebounding with nine, and in steals with four. Andy Dingmann did a great job defensively, taking three charges in the first half alone. Neil Helgeson also contributed six rebounds, two steals, and ran the Cubs' offense extremely well. Kimball shot 50 percent from the field (26/52) and 59 percent (13/22) from the charity stripe. The Cubs also took better care of the basketball committing 14 turnovers compared to Henning's 21 turnovers. The Cubs now have a team record of two wins and two losses. Saturday's Championship game against Long Prairie/Grey Eagle was post-poned because of the weather. No make-up date has been announced as of yet.