Monday, October 17, 2016

NEN Junior High Boys Hold Off King City 16-11

Northeast Nodaway’s junior high boys jumped off to a 10-0 start early in the second quarter and then had to hold off King City to pick up their second win of the year, 16-11 after beating North Nodaway 20-15 last Thursday.

The game was scoreless for almost four minutes until Ben Boswell canned a 3-pointer off a pass from Zach Pride with 2:22 left. Alex Smith stepped through two defenders  and got a free throw for his efforts, and then Smith’s block set up a coast to coast take from Ben Boswell to make it 6-0 after one.
Auston Pride jumped a pass and banked one home after getting leveled by Parker Muff and converted a 3-point play; Lane Dack added a free throw to complete the run with 4:54 left in the second quarter.

The rest of the game devolved into a defensive snoozefest, with neither team able to get anything going. King City chipped away through most of the second and third quarters, getting as close as the final score on Jesse Roberts’ drive and bank with 2:46 left. Northeast shot themselves in the foot by missing a ton of free throws that would have made the game a lot more comfortable. Neither team could score for the last 2:46 of the third or the entire fourth quarter.

Ben Boswell had 7, Auston Pride 3, Levi Boulting and Drew Wiederholt 2 each, and Alex Smith and Zach Pride one each.

The “B” team lost 4-2 to King City. Craig Burns scored the lone tally for Northeast.

The girls game was one-sided; they started off their season with a 25-15 win over North Nodaway, but they could not build on that momentum against a much quicker King City squad, falling 25-10 in a game that got away from them early.  Anne Schieber and Blair Stoll had 4 and Angela Standiford had 2.

The “B” team played King City to a 2-2 tie. Jozlynn Hopper had the lone tally for Northeast.

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