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Knights Earn Splits In Road Games

By Staff | Jan 21, 2010

GRAB?THAT?REBOUND - Knight Colin Leiting comes down with a rebound during action at Clay Central-Everly. -- Dan Voigt photo

GRAETTINGER – The road was unfriendly to the Graettinger/Terril basketeball teams this week. The Knight girls dropped games to WCLT and Clay Central-Everly, while the Knights defeated WCLT on Monday, but fell to Clay Central-Everly on Tuesday.

Monday night the girls fell at Crystal Lake to Woden-Crystal Lake/Titonka by a 43-18 margin. G/T scored just two points in the first half of the contest, and struggled with getting their shots to drop all night.

Morgan Matthews and Lindsay Flaharty both scored six points, while Hailley Nelson, Tasha Neilson and Amanda Oleson all had two points each.

Tuesday night, it was much the same story at Everly as the Knight girls fell to Clay Central-Everly by a 54-25 score. G/T trailed 16-4 after the first quarter an 29-12 at the half, before trailing 42-22 at the end of the third quarter.

Dakota Hovinga led the score with eight points, while Tasha Neilson, Lindsay Flaharty and Morgan Matthews all had four points. Tiffany Harris added three and Maddy Schany chipped in two points.

The losses drop the Knight girls to 3-7 overall and 2-3 in the Cornbelt Conference with a 1-4 division mark.

For the Knight boys, Monday was a 61-25 win over the Tigers of WCLT. The Knights were tied at 11 after one quarter, but led 31-14 at the intermission and 53-20 after three quarters before taking the 61-25 win.

Cody Dyhrkopp led the effort with 28 poitns, while Beau Craig added 14. Cody Chapman added seven points, while Eric Hatland, Colin Leiting and Austin Rehm all chipped in four points each.

However, fortune wasn’t as kind on Tuesday night against Clay Central-Everly. The Knights jumped out to an early lead of 21-14 at the end of the first quarter and 30-28 at the break, but Clay Central-Everly would take the lead to start the third quarter and held it until Cody Chapman tied the game at 40-40 to end the quarter. But in the final frame, the Knights couldn’t get their shots to drop, and the host Mavericks were able to claim the 68-55 win.

For the Knights, Beau Craig led the offene with 26 points, while Cody Dyhrkopp added 14 tallies. Cody Chapman added seven points, while Colin Leiting added six markers and Ty Bisenius came off the bench to add a bucket for two points.