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G/T Earns Split With North Sentral Kossuth

By Staff | Feb 1, 2011

GRAETTINGER – The Knights basketball teams of Graettinger/Terril earned a split in Cornbelt Conference action Friday at Swea City. The Knight girls came up short in a 59-28 loss to NSK, but in the boys contest, the Knights claimed a 69-38 victory over the Eagles.

In the girls contest, Graettinger/Terril struggled to get the offense flowing against the powerful Eagle defense, scoring just four points in the opening quarter and 13 points at the intermission. However, the girls refused to concede and continued to play hard before falling by the 59-28 final tally.

Tiffany Harris led the offense with eight points while Morgan Matthew and Maddy Schany both offered up six points each. Mariah Girres added five points and Brooke Hoffman rounded out the effort with three points.

It was a reversal of roles in the boys’ game, as the Knights jumped out to a 22-11 lead after one quarter and a 38-18 lead at the intermission. Patience on the offense paid off for the Knights in the contest, as they would expand their lead to 53-27 after three quarters on their way to earning the 69-38 margin of victory.

Beau Craig paced the offense with 18 points, while Colin Leiting added 12 points. Eric Hatland scored nine and Mitch Girres added eight markers. Garrett Parker chipped in five points, with Cody Chapman scoring three. Jeremiah Andrews and Austin Rehm both had a bucket for two points and Jesse Nissen added a free throw for one point.

“We played well and made the extra pass for a three or a shot inside,”?noted Head Coach Brent Dyhrkopp. “We cut down on our fouls and hit the open shots when we had them.”