Leyton Squads Too Much for Potter-Dix
POTTER-- Leyton's Warrior Basketball teams traveled to Potter Friday night for a matchup with rival Potter-Dix for the second time in the season and, like the first time, the Leyton teams were able to come away with victories.
The Lady Warriors started first, looking to bounce-back from their first loss of the season against Bayard at home the night previously. The Lady Tigers were able to get through the impressive Lady Warrior defense, and were able to outscore the Leyton girls 64-to-52. But Leyton did not let the loss keep them down for long, as they came into Potter and quickly ran up the score against the Lady Coyote team that could not handle the pressure of the Leyton defense, and struggled to score through the contest. The game was out of reach by the end of the first half, and Leyton went on to cruise through the second half on their way to a big 73-to-19 win.
The Leyton boys were coming off a win against Bayard, with strong second and third quarters providing the scoring they needed to get past the Tigers. The Warriors were able to outscore the Coyotes back on December 12 in Leyton, and were looking to repeat that performance in Potter.
The game started slowly for the offenses as both teams struggled to score in a defensive battle. After ending the first half with a 20-to-10 lead, the Warriors picked up the scoring pace in the second half, with big man Jonathan Kruse dominating in the middle. Potter-Dix rallied to narrow the lead, but Leyton was able to out-muscle the Potter-Dix boys and hang on for a 53-to-47 win. Leyton had their contest on Monday with Minatare postponed due to weather and the girls and boys teams next face Banner County at home on Tuesday, January 23. After a cancellation with Hay Springs on Saturday, the Coyote teams were scheduled to travel to Oshkosh to face the Garden County teams on Tuesday, January 16.