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BOYS' AND GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Creek Valley boys, girls fall to Sutherland in district matchup

 

Tanya Phillip / Special For The Sun-Telegraph

Creek Valley's Jill Behrends eyes a 3-point attempt during Tuesday's game.

Though there was just a three-point difference over the final three quarters, the Creek Valley boys' basketball team was done in by a slow start to the Sutherland Sailors in Chappell on Tuesday night.

After powering through a 26-11 first-quarter advantage, the Sailors (4-10) went on to post a 56-38 victory over the Storm (3-9) Tuesday in a D1 District 12 matchup.

The Sailors' Brook Bloomstedt (24 points) and Kadin Copeland (14) proved tough on the Storm as the pair led all scorers. Brett Godfrey was the high man for Creek Valley as he dropped in 11 points. Colin Brott scored nine points while Roy Koech and Josh Schievelbein each added six.

Godfrey also led the team in rebounds (6) and assists (4) and had two steals. Brott had three steals.

After falling behind by 20 points over the first half (35-15), the Storm's adjustments over the final 16 minutes made the second half more competitive. The second-half scoring tilted slightly in favor of Creek Valley, 23-21.

The Storm is back on the hardwood on Friday when it is scheduled to face off with Garden County.

Tip off is scheduled for about 6:30 p.m.

GIRLS

Sutherland 51,

Creek Valley 42

The Creek Valley Lady Storm let an eight-point halftime lead slip away over the final 16 minutes as it fell 51-42 to the Sutherland Lady Sailors in a district tussle in Chappell on Tuesday night.

Sutherland advanced its record to 7-9 on the campaign, while Creek Valley's three-game losing streak has it at 5-9.

Jesse Straber and Allie Blackwelder shared high scorer honors for the Storm with 11 points each. Jill Behrends drained a pair of three pointers for six points and Stefanie Mitchell added five. Hannah Schievelbein outreached all rebounders with 10. Blackwelder added to her production with six steals and three assists while Straber had four steals. The Sailors' Kaley Stokey led all scorers with 25 points.

Creek Valley slipped into a one-point hole (8-7) after the first eight minutes, but a strong second quarter (15-6) put them on top by eight points. That lead evaporated in the third stanza when Sutherland silenced the home crowd with a 16-4 advantage. The Sailors added five more points to their lead in the final quarter for the nine-point win.

Creek Valley stays at home on Friday to host Garden County at about 5 p.m.

 

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