By KC Holtman

 

S/L boys open 2018 with a win

The Stratton Liberty Knighted Eagles worked hard and pulled off a hard fought three point win against the Eads Eagles on Saturday, January 6 in Stratton.

Both teams were determined two win when they took the court in the first quarter. Both teams played hard and fast, with the lead changing several times. The home team scored 23 and the visitors scored 22.

The second quarter was much slower, but still very intense. The home team was outscored by one point. The score at half time was tied at 32.

The third quarter was another great one. Both teams kept up the game they played in the first half. The lead still changed several times. The home team outscored their opponents by two points.

Tyson Lichty, pictured above in action last month, and his teammates opened 2018 with a win. (Dave Gustafson)

The fourth quarter was a continuation of the previous ones. The teams stayed consistent, hitting a lot of their shots, and not able to break away for a huge lead. Stratton Liberty was able to outscore Eads by one point. The final score was 65-62.

Owen Clapper made 10 points, one rebound and three steals. Chadron Walters made six points, one rebound and one steal. Ethan Richmond made one 3-pointer, 14 points, two rebounds and three steals. Levi Shean made two rebounds and one steal. Tyson Lichty made two points, one rebound and one steal. Philip Pickard made 12 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Trevor Frank made 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Jaret Lichty made four points, four rebounds and one steal. Ashtin Davidson made four points and three rebounds.

On Thursday, January 11, the Knighted Eagles travel to Arickaree to play the Indian Mustangs at 5 p.m. On Friday, January 12, they will host the Fleming Wildcats at Liberty School at 5 p.m.

Otis boys split first two in ’18

The Otis Bulldogs traveled to Weldon Valley to face the Warriors on Friday, January 5. It was another great win for the Bulldogs!

The first quarter was very fast paced, and the Bulldogs were looking great. They were able to stop several plays, and were hitting a large percentage of their shots. The Bulldogs scored 19, five more than the Warriors.

The second quarter was a slower, less frantic pace. The Bulldogs were still able to outscore the home team by one point. The score at halftime was 27-21.

Otis came out in the third quarter, ready to take control of the game, and extend their lead. The defense was more precise in stopping plays and only let 10 points be scored against them. And the offense hit shot after shot, scoring 21.

The fourth quarter was even better than the third for the visitors. They continued building their score, and stopping their opponent. The final score was 72-37.

Landsten Schaffert made four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal. Nathanial Reese made two points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals. Isaac Wells made one point and five rebounds. Bryce Miracle made 10 points and three rebounds. Christian Nation made two 3-pointers, 14 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal. Cullen Glosson made two 3-pointers, 18 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists and four steals. Killian Hisam made four points, five rebounds and one assist. Wesley Floyd made one 3-pointer. Colby Dracon made two points. Ty Hunt made 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals.

On Saturday, January 6, the Bulldogs hosted the Akron Rams. It was a good game, but the home team walked away with a loss.

The first quarter was fast paced, and both teams were shooting good. The Bulldogs were down by just one point.

The Rams turned up the heat, and kept Otis away from the basket more times. The score at halftime was 27-37.

The third quarter was a tough one for the Bulldogs. They seemed a little flustered, and couldn’t make their shots. Nor could they get Akron stopped. They were outscored by seven points.

The fourth quarter was exciting. The home team tried to recover and take the lead. They were on their way, but just ran out of time. The final score was 46-61.

Landsten Schaffert made one block. Nathanial Reese made two rebounds. Isaac Wells made one block and one rebound. Bryce Miracle made two points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals. Christian Nation made one 3-pointer, four rebounds and four assists. Cullen Glosson made two 3-pointers, 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists and four steals. Killian Hisam made four points and two rebounds. Wesley Floyd made one assist. Ty Hunt made one 3-pointer, 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals.

On Friday, January 12, the Bulldogs will travel to Bethune to play the Bobcats at 4 p.m. On Saturday, January 13 they will host the Eads Eagles at 2 p.m.

S/L ladies lose to Eads

The Stratton/Liberty Knighted Eagles hosted the Eads Eagles in Stratton on Saturday, January 6. After a long tough game, the home team lost 17-53.

The Knighted Eagles tried hard, but could not gain any ground throughout the contest. The home team fought hard until the final buzzer. They made 27 percent of their shots compared to Eads 39 percent. Andrea Hornung and RayAnne Griffin made 100 percent of their free throws!

Emily Idler made two points and one rebound. Andrea Hornung made four points and five rebounds. Crystal Bouchier made two points, two rebounds and one steal. RayAnne Griffin made two points and one rebound. Courtney Thompson made two points and one rebound. Dalanee Laybourn made two points and two rebounds. Mattie Crouse made three points and one rebound.

On Thursday, January 11, the Knighted Eagles travel to Arickaree to play the Indian Mustangs at 4 p.m. On Friday, January 12, they will host the Fleming Wildcats at Liberty School at 4 p.m.

Otis girls lost both last weekend

The Otis Bulldogs traveled to Weldon Valley to play the Warriors on Friday, January 5.

The Bulldogs seemed a little out of sorts in the first quarter, and let too many points get by them while not being able to put up enough of their own.

Otis’ Riley Brandon and her teammates will be looking for their first win in 2018 when they travel to Bethune on Friday. (Dave Gustafson)

The second quarter was better in the scoring aspect but not defensive enough. The score at half time was 20-31.

The visitors tried hard in the third quarter to make up the point deficit outscoring the Lady Warriors by eight points.

The fourth quarter was very intense with the Bulldogs trying their best to win this game and the Warriors did their best to keep the lead. Otis lost by just two baskets 47-51.

On Saturday, January 6 the Bulldogs hosted the Akron Rams. It was another hard fought game that ended in a loss for the Bulldogs.

The first half was highly competitive and the teams seemed to be equally talented. The Bulldogs were up by one at the end of the first quarter, and up by four at the end of the second. The score at half time was 12-8.

The Rams turned up the heat in the third quarter outscoring the home team by one basket. Otis was still up by two.

The fourth quarter was a rough one for the Bulldogs. They missed too many shots, and the Rams took advantage of it. The home team lost the momentum and was outscored by seven points. The final score was 27-32.

On Friday, January 12, the Bulldogs will travel to Bethune to play the Bobcats at 4 p.m. On Saturday, January 13 they will host the Eads Eagles at 2 p.m.