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Teams struggle at Kingman tournament

posted Dec 14, 2017, 10:04 AM by Unknown user

        Both the girls and boys basketball teams traveled to Kingman on Dec. 5, 7 and 9 to compete in the annual Kingman Eagle Classic Tournament. The girls team came home with a record of 1-2, while the boys came out winless, 0-3.

“We knew it would be a tough tournament,” sophomore Kara Koester said, “but we were up for the challenge.”

        Both teams dropped the first game to the Haven Wildcats. The girls score was 51-63 and the boys, 29-60.

In the second round, both teams faced Sunrise Academy on Dec 7. The girls tip off was at 3 p.m. with the boys following. The girls got their second win of the season, defeating SCA 54-39. The boys came up short with a 58-71 loss.

“[The win] helped our record and was a good confidence booster,” senior Shannon Drouhard said. “It’s always good to beat a hand-picked team.”

On Saturday, Dec. 9, the teams traveled one last time to Kingman with both teams facing the Kingman Eagles. After a hard-fought four quarters, the girls came up three points short. The final score was 38-41.

The boys also stuck with the Eagles for most of the game until Kingman pulled away to get the win, 54-61.

“It was a tough tournament, but we just have to keep working,” sophomore Collin Koester said.

The boys huddle up in their first game of the season against Wichita Independent. The Cardinals went on to win the game, 33-31. Photo by Makenna Beesley.