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Cubs basketball win over Eagles and Chargers

Cubs move to 2-0 in Conference with win over Eagles

The Kimball Cubs traveled to Eden Valley last Thursday, Jan. 3, to take on the Eagles in a Central Minnesota Conference matchup. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead by playing with a lot of energy and emotion in this rivalry game. Eden Valley-Watkins answered the Cubs quick start. They slowed the pace of the game by playing a tough 2-3 zone defense that gave the Cubs problems. The teams were tied at 19 at the half.
In the second half, Kimball shot the ball much better (12/20, 60 percent) from the field and the charity stripe (13/17, 76 percent). The Cubs played very well defensively after intermission and built their lead to 18 points at one point. The final score was Kimball 58, Eden Valley-Watkins 46.

Mathias Hennen led the Cubs in scoring with 15. Cameron Hunt and Preston Peglow chipped in for 14 and 11 respectively. Peglow and Hunt added six and five assists. Cameron Hunt also had 10 rebounds and three steals. The Cubs are now 2-0 in conference play.W-130103-bbb-cubs-vs-evw-108

KAHS senior Preston Peglow lays it up for 2 as EV-W’s Jared Streit is just a split second too late to block the shot. The Eagles hosted the Cubs last Thursday, Jan. 3. Kimball would take the victory in the hard-fought game, 58-46.

Kimball defeats Dassel-Cokato to win fifth in a row

The Dassel-Cokato Chargers came to visit the Kimball Cubs this past Friday night, Jan. 4,
at the Leo Wirth Gymnasium. The Cubs jumped out to an early
9-2 lead. They increased the lead to 18-8 with 6:49 left in the half. The Chargers made a run to end the half, trailing by three at the break (22-25).

The Cubs started the second half shooting the ball much better and built an 11-point lead with 10:40 remaining in the game. The lead grew to 19 points (51-32) at the six minute mark. Kimball held on for a twelve point win (67-55) over Dassel-Cokato.

Cameron Hunt led a balanced-scoring attack with
17 points. Jarred Merchant tossed in 12. Balance was the key as four players each had four rebounds, and three players each had five assists (Preston Peglow, Mathias Hennen, and Cameron Hunt). Hunt led the team with five steals. The win put the Cubs at 7-2 on the year.