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By Mike Motz
Sports Reporter 

Creek Valley Slow Start to Basketball Season


December 9, 2020 | View PDF

The Creek Valley Storm Basketball teams had a slow start to their 2020-21 campaigns as they traveled to Hyannis on Friday and hosted Maxwell on Saturday.

Both teams were unable to gain a victory in the contests.

The Lady Storm started on Friday with a defensive battle against Hyannis, but a strong second quarter by the Lady Longhorns put the Lady Storm in a 25-to-10 hole at the half. A strong fourth quarter by Creek Valley was not enough to trim the deficit, and the Lady Storm fell by a score of 48-to-30. Freshman Ella Whiting led the Creek Valley offense with nine points in the loss.

The boys were unable to erase an early deficit, and although they scored well, the defense was unable to contain the explosive Hyannis offense. The Storm fell by a final score of 71-to-57. Junior Eli Schmidt had an outstanding game, scoring 23 points and draining three shots from beyond the three point arc in the loss.

On Saturday, the Maxwell Wildcats traveled to face the Coyote teams, and the girls game started with the Lady Wildcats completely shutting down the Creek Valley offense on their way to a 26-to-4 halftime lead.

Creek Valley was able to score 10 points in the final quarter to make the final score 41-to-17. Freshmen Alexxa Fletcher and Anna Speirs each scored five points in the loss.

The boys team again started slowly and found themselves behind by seven points at the end of the first quarter, then down 36-to-16 at the half. The Wildcat defense continued to play well and the visitors came away with a 58-to-29 victory. Senior Justin Ningen scored 13 points and senior Oakley Hodges put up 12 points in the loss.

Creek Valley was scheduled to travel to North Platte on Tuesday to face St. Patricks, then ends the week away against Bayard on Thursday, then home against Potter-Dix on Friday.


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