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By Mike Motz
Sports Reporter 

Potter-Dix Opens Basketball Season


December 9, 2020 | View PDF

The Potter-Dix Coyote Basketball teams opened their 2020-21 seasons with games on the road against Perkins County on Friday, and home contests against Garden County on Saturday.

First year Head Coach Shannon Wintholz had a rough opener as the girls team struggled to score against the Lady Plainsmen, quickly falling behind en route to a 52-to-15 loss. Perkins County freshman Kailee Potts lit up the scoreboard with 19 points in the victory for the Lady Plainsmen.

The boys team fared better in their opener, but were unable to grab a victory as the Plainsmen opened a 23-to-14 lead in the first quarter, and continued their scoring pace to leave the Coyotes behind 39-to-27 at the half. Potter-Dix battled hard, but could not overcome the deficit and fell by a final score of 68-to-48. Senior Javon Coyle had an outstanding game for the Coyotes, pouring in 19 points in the loss.

On Saturday, the teams hosted the Garden County Eagles, and the girls team had a similar result as in Friday’s game. The Lady Eagles’ defense hammered the Lady Coyotes all game long, forcing turnovers and bad shots and the Potter-Dix team was only able to manage four points at the half. Potter-Dix eventually fell by a final score of 51-to-13, with Garden County sophomore McKenna Krueger leading the scoring with 14 points in the victory.

The boys’ team had a better result on Saturday, getting up early and continuing to put up points as they routed the Eagles by a final score of 75-to-43 to grab their first win of the new season. Sophomore Luke Kasten was the standout of the game, with sharp passing and timely scoring combining with tight defense in the win. The Coyotes were scheduled to travel to Arthur County to face the Wolves on Tuesday and finish the week with an away game against Creek Valley on Friday.


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