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Haxtun High School sweeps the house

Gets upset win over Peetz boys 78-52

 

By Xavier Runge

 

Special to the Journal Advocate

POSTED:   12/13/2018 09:26:41 PM MST

 

 
Peetz’ M’Kenna Pultz shoots free throws.
Peetz' M'Kenna Pultz shoots free throws. (Shawna Runge / Courtesy photo)
 

C Team Boys Game

The Haxtun Bulldogs started their streak off early with a quick win in the boys C game.

In the short two quarter game Peetz scored 14 points, with their leading scorer junior Kyle Cox, who earned the team six total points. Cox also got the team one steal and tied for the leading rebounder with three rebounds.

Sophomore Gus Cowan also had a decent game, starting off incredibly strong; he got most of his stats in the first few minutes of the game. Cowan led the team in steals, racking up three in total, along with three rebounds and four total points.

The young Bulldogs had a total of 11 steals along with nine rebounds in their 14-19 loss to Haxtun.

JV Team Boys Game

Haxtun’s Joe Gerk goes up for a shot.
Haxtun's Joe Gerk goes up for a shot. (Shawna Runge / Courtesy photo)

Peetz did not fair too well in the next game either. The JV boys fell to Haxtun 31-36, losing again by five.

Two of the Bulldogs tied to lead the team in points for their loss. Senior Jakob Kurz and junior Ethan Ramey each totalled nine points. Kurz scored five times one of which was a free throw; he went 50 percent on his free throws this game. Ramey faired well from the freethrow line, making five of his six attempts, with two other scores on top of that.

Another player who contributed well to the Peetz Bulldogs was junior Marcus Bernhardt, earning six rebounds of the team's total 18 rebounds. Along with his high number of rebounds, Bernhardt had two steals, and eight total points, going two for four from the freethrow line. Sophomore Owen Kurz led the team in steals, along with his older brother Jakob, each of them racking up four steals apiece.

 

Varsity Girls Game

Haxtun took a demanding win for their third win of the night. The Haxtun Lady Bulldogs stomped Peetz, winning 55-6.

Senior Makaela Hill and junior Rebecca Kennedy led the team in points, each putting up two points. Lakrisha Fehringer and Kenna Pultz shared the remaining points for the Lady Bulldogs, each scoring one free throw.

The girls will host Bridgeport, Nebraska on Thursday, Dec 20 for their final home game before the holiday break.

Varsity Boys Game

The main event for the night ended in an upset. Unranked Haxtun took down No. 3 Peetz 78-52 for their first loss of the season.

Peetz started off strong, taking the lead in the first quarter. Senior Bryson Long started off well, getting a break away dunk and setting the momentum for his team early. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs slowly lost momentum throughout the game.

Long led the team in points, scoring 17. He did not fair too well from the freethrow line, shooting 25 percent on his four attempts. Long also led the team in rebounds; he managed to snag nine total rebounds, six of which were offensive, three of which were on defense.

Junior Cooper White dominated the freethrow line, shooting 100 percent for all four of his attempts, redeeming himself for going 0-6 from the three-point line and 2-10 for his field goals. White also managed to pick up two defensive rebounds, along with two steals and a block.

Behind Long and White came senior Dom Naegele, filling in the number 3 spot for overall points. Naegele, with seven points, four defensive rebounds, and two offensive rebounds, made a great contribution to his team. But the Bulldogs' efforts were not quite enough.

As the end of the game came near and Haxtuns' lead continued to grow, coach Sean Fehringer and Gage Roelle decided to make the move to put in their younger players on their lineup. Peetz finished the game with Owen Kurz, Marcus Bernhardt, Kyler Speer, Nolan Hill and Ethan Ramey.

The Bulldogs will travel to New Raymer for a conference game Friday, Dec. 14 before hosting Bridgeport on Thursday, Dec. 20.

 

Lisa Young: 970-526-9281, lyoung@journal-advocate.com

Xavier Runge
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