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By Mike Motz
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Area Basketball Roundup


December 12, 2018

Leyton’s Warrior basketball team came up short in Friday night’s home game against South Platte. The Warriors started strong, outscoring the Blue Knights 15-to-9 in the first quarter, but South Platte turned the tables and outscored Leyton 19-to-9 in the second quarter to take a 28-to-24 halftime lead. South Platte was able to pull away and seal the game with a 20-to-10 fourth quarter that resulted in a 54-to-43 defeat for Leyton. Leyton sophomore Zach Henke led the Warrior’s scoring with 14 points.

The Lady Warriors lost a heartbreaker against South Platte, pushing the Lady Blue Knights to double-overtime before eventually falling, 53-to-44. A low scoring first half saw the Lady Warriors grab a 20-to-16 halftime lead, but a flat third quarter enabled the vistors to tie the game in the fourth, sending the contest to overtime.

The first overtime period saw the teams battle, but neither was able to break the tie. A second overtime had the Lady Blue Knights put up nine points while Leyton went scoreless, for a final score of 53-to-44. Junior Madelyn Watchorn had 14 points and sophomore Ella Draper had 12 in the loss.

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyotes remain winless to start their season, falling 27-to-24 against the visiting Paxton Lady Tigers on Saturday. A low-scoring defensive battle, the game wasn’t decided until the very end, when Paxton outscored Potter-Dix 12-to-9 in the fourth quarter, for a three point advantage that turned out to be the difference in the game.

The Potter-Dix boy’s team continued to struggle while searching for their first win of the season, and the visiting Paxton team made short work of the Coyotes, putting up 27 points against Potter-Dix’s 3 in the first quarter. With a 60-to-3 advantage at halftime, the Coyotes had no answers against the Tiger’s high-scoring offensive scheme.

Creek Valley’s Storm boy’s basketball team lost a tough game on the road against Bayard, but showed that they could come back in a game that they were in until the final buzzer. Bayard started hot, scoring 18 points in the first quarter to Creek Valley’s 11, but the Storm battled back to only trail at halftime 24-to-22. Both teams put up 26 points in the second half to make the two point Bayard advantage hold up, sending the Storm home with a 50-to-48 loss.

Creek Valley’s Lady Storm had a much tougher time against Bayard, as they were unable to contain the scoring threat of the Lady Tigers seniors while being shut down by the Bayard defense. The Lady Storm fell by a final score of 54-to-18, with junior Chloe Stupka leading the team with five points in the loss.


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