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By Mike Motz
Sports Editor 

Warriors Go Into Break Undefeated

 

December 29, 2022 | View PDF

Mike Motz

Leyton sophomore Shawnee Gamble fights for a rebound during recent action. Gamble and the Lady Warriors have started their season undefeated and look to continue their success in the new year.

The strong start for both Leyton Warrior Varsity Basketball teams continued Tuesday night, with the teams hosting Arthur County. The Lady Warriors began the night with a fast start to their match up with the Lady Wolves, sprinting out to a big lead in the first quarter with 21 points scored in the frame. They added another 14 points in the second period to take a 35-to-25 lead into the halftime break.

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Leyton senior Justin Ernest battles under the boards during recent action. He has been a team leader, helping the Warriors with their 6-and-0 start to the season.

The Lady Wolves fought back int the third period, but could not stop the offense of the Lady Warriors, led by sophomore Zaili Benish's 36 points on the night. The Leyton defense put the clamps down in the fourth quarter, only giving up 5 points while scoring another 11 to end the game with a 20 point, 63-to-43 victory. Benish again had a stellar night, followed by sophomore Shawnee Gamble with 14 points. The Lady Wolves were led by senior Jaedin Johns 17 points. The Lady Warriors move to 5-and-0 on the year, and have a break until they go on the road and match up against Wallace on December 29.

The Warrior boys then took over, and used their strong defense to tie up the Wolves, only allowing 9 points in the first half while putting up 30. They then cruised through the third quarter, putting away the Wolves with 19 more points against only 2 for Arthur County. The game ended with a big 53-to-20 victory for Leyton, putting them at 6-and-0 at the break, the extra game being against Peetz that does not have a girls' team this year. Senior Dillon Juelfs continued his outstanding start to the season with 12 points to lead the Warriors, Arthur County senior Lance Vasa paced the Wolves with 8 points in the loss. The Warriors on a break until January 7, when they travel up to Hay Springs to matchup against the 3-and-2 Hawks.

 

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