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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Storm Drops Games Against Sutherland, Garden County


February 2, 2022 | View PDF

Creek Valley's Storm Boys Basketball team continued to struggle, with two more losses this week to move their season record to 1-and-15. On Tuesday they traveled to match up against the Sutherland Sailors, and a tight defensive first period ended with Creek Valley trailing 8-to-7. However, Sutherland picked up the pace in the second quarter, scoring 16 points to give the Sailors a 24-to-13 lead at halftime. Again the Sailors had a big quarter in the third, and continued to score in the fourth, while the Sailors' defense gave the Storm's offense trouble and prevented any good looks or easy scores. Creek Valley fell by a final score of 51-to-27. Senior Drew Fraass led the Storm scoring with 8 points in the loss.

On Friday the Storm was on the road again, this time to Oshkosh to match up with the Garden County Eagles. The Eagles got the jump on the Storm early, pulling away with a 14-to-5 first quarter followed by a 17-to-8 second quarter. The Eagles finished off the Storm in the third quarter, putting up 19 points against Creek Valley's two, and cruised the rest of the way to a 58-to-29 victory.

The girls' team also struggled this week, first against the Lady Sailors in Sutherland on Tuesday.

The Lady Sailors built a big lead quickly, going up 35-to-8 at halftime. Creek Valley never threatened in the second half, and the Lady Sailors continued to score and took the game by a final score of 61-to-24. Sophomore Ella Whiting led the scoring for the Lady Storm with 16 points in the loss.

The girls traveled on Friday to Oshkosh for a game with the Garden County Lady Eagles, and again they fell behind early, down 19-to-5 at the end of the first period. However, the Lady Storm settled in picked up the pace in the second period, matching the Garden County scoring, and went into the halftime intermission trailing 32-to-17. However, they Lady Storm could not keep up with Sutherland in the second half, and the Lady Sailors pulled away for a 62-to-36 victory. The losses move the Lady Storm's record to 2-and-14 on the season. The teams host Potter-Dix on Thursday.


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