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By Mike Motz
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Area Basketball Roundup


February 6, 2019

Peetz vs Briggsdale

Peetz’s basketball teams faced the Briggsdale Falcons and the Creek Valley Storm over the last week, and the boy’s team won both games while the girl’s team fell in both contests. Peetz traveled to Briggsdale on Friday, and started with the girl’s teams facing off. The Lady Falcons got off to a hot start, piling up a big 37-to-7 lead at the half before scoring another 28 points in the second half to win in a rout 65-to-28. Peetz sophomore M’Kenna Pultz led the Peetz scoring with eight points in the loss. The boy’s got off to a quick start against the Falcons, ending the first period up 14-to-5, but Briggsdale battled back in the second period to narrow the lead to 26-to-20 at the half. Peetz turned on the jets in the third period and exploded for 31 points in the period, burying the Falcon’s chances for a comeback, and won the contest with a final score of 65-to-49.

Peetz vs Creek Valley

Next up for Peetz was a trip to Chappell to take on the Creek Valley Storm, and the girls started with a close battle, only trailing 10-to-8 at the end of the first quarter. But the Lady Bulldog’s offense stalled in the second period, scoring no points while giving up eight to go into the half down 21-to-10. A tight defensive struggle ensued in the second half, with Peetz outscoring the Lady Storm 18-to-15, but the Lady Bulldogs could not overcome their scoreless second quarter and lost by a final of 36-to-28. Peetz’s LaKrisha Fehringer scored 11 in the loss, while Creek Valley’s Catie Koenen had 14 points in the Lady Storm victory. The Peetz boys cruised against the Storm, earning a comfortable 61-to-47 victory to cap the night and improve their season record to 11-and-4.

Leyton vs Creek Valley

Leyton’s Warriors also had two contests over the week, starting with a trip to Creek Valley on Friday. The girl’s teams started first, and Leyton pulled away quickly from the Lady Storm. The first half ended with Leyton up 36-to-13, then the Lady Warriors added another 34 points in the second half to earn a lopsided 70-to-26 victory. Leyton sophomore Ella Draper knocked down 31 points including four three-pointers in the victory. The Creek Valley boys fared better in their game against the Warriors, but the Leyton boys hung tough and battled the Storm through the game. After falling behind 43-to-32 at the half, Leyton kept battling but couldn’t outscore the Storm, and lost by a final of 80-to-65. Leyton’s Scout Gamble scored 18 points in the loss, while Creek Valley’s Garrett Sawyer lit up the scoreboard with 32 points in the victory.

Leyton vs Sioux County

The Warriors next traveled to Harrison on Saturday to take on the tough Sioux County teams, and the girls started off in a battle with each team matching the other’s scores until Leyton trailed by two at the half 28-to-26. Leyton evened the contest at 34 at the end of three, but Sioux’s offense pulled away in the fourth quarter, scoring 16 against Leyton’s nine, to take the 50-to-43 victory. Ella Draper again led the Leyton scoring with 15 points in the loss. The boy’s game started hot for both teams, and the end of the first quarter had the Leyton squad down by two 19-to-17. But their offense faltered in the second quarter by only scoring six points, and the Warriors found themselves down 32-to-23 at the half. A solid fourth quarter was not enough to overcome the deficit, and Leyton fell by a final score of 62-to-51. Dom Russ led the Leyton scoring with 15 points in the loss.


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