The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

By Mike Motz
Sidney SunTelegraph 

Warriors Stay Undefeated With Three More Wins


February 2, 2023

Photo: Holly Benish

Leyton senior Justin Ernest battles in the paint and scores against Peetz on Saturday in Dalton.

Leyton's Warrior Boys Basketball team looks unstoppable as they piled on three more big wins by big margins, to move to 17-and-0 on the season.

On Tuesday, January 24, the Warriors traveled to Banner County to match up with the struggling Wildcats, and quickly opened a big lead early in the game. The Warriors played excellent defense, and the game was out of reach by halftime as they built a 36-to-6 lead. Leyton continued to score in the second half and ended the game in a 64-to-18 rout. The Leyton boys had three players score in double digits, led by senior Dillon Juelfs with 13 points.

Next up was a Friday matchup against Minatare in Dalton. The Indians gave the Warriors a good game in the first half, with Leyton leading 28-to-24 at the end of the first half. But the Warriors put the hammer down in the third quarter, ripping off 24 points in the period while holding Minatare to just four points to open a huge lead. 26 more points in the fourth quarter buried the Indians, and Leyton breezed to a victory by a final of 74-to-35. Senior Cort Rummel led the Leyton scoring attack with 17 points in the win.

Leyton finished the week hosting Peetz, and again the Warriors had no trouble, scoring early and often and running away with a 64-to-38 victory. Leyton moves to 17-and-0 on the season, and was next scheduled to face Sedgwick County on the road on Tuesday. The Warriors will face three challenging contest in a row in February against Hyannis, Gering and Garden County to finish their regular season schedule.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023