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By Mike Motz
Sports Editor 

Bulldogs Bite Warriors, 75-49


February 16, 2023

Mike Motz

Leyton senior Cort Rummel and the Warriors have to shake off two straight losses and regain their winning form as rival Potter-Dix will most likely challenge them for a Subdistrict Title.

Leyton's Warrior Boys Basketball team has had a fantastic regular season, reeling off 19 straight win until they finally dropped a game to Hyannis on February 4. It's always good to get right back on the winning track after a defeat, but the Warriors faced a huge challenge in their next game, a Friday road game against Class B Gering.

The Bulldogs took control of the game early, opening a lead then extending it to a 18-to-7 advantage at the end of the first period. Leyton started to get in a better rhythm offensively, but could not do much to contain the passing attack and sharp shooting of the Gering offense. The Warriors went into the halftime intermission down 44-to-18. Leyton was able to stay with the Bulldogs in the second half, but the big lead Gering built in the first half made it so Leyton never threatened in the second half, and the Bulldogs came away with a 75-to-49 win. Leyton did a good job in containing Gering standout Max Greeley, limiting him to just 20 points after he scored 50 against Torrington on January 31.

The Warriors have one more game in the regular season, a contest against 15-and-6 Garden County that was scheduled for Wednesday. It will do the Warriors some good to get past a challenging team and get back to their winning ways going into the Sub-District Tournament, starting next Monday. It is very likely that the Warriors and Potter-Dix Coyotes will match up for a Subdistrict Championship game next week.


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