Chase County junior Scott Wheeler slides in between a pair of Dundy County Stratton defenders as the Longhorns made a late run against DCS last week. Wheeler finished the game with 11 points and scored 24 to lead the team at Kimball Saturday. (Courtesy photo by Renae Bottom)

Senior Jack Bauerle is a rebounding machine for the Longhorns, pulling down nine rebounds against Dundy County Stratton and 12 at Kimball. (Courtesy photo by Renae Bottom)

Longhorns defeat Kimball 50-34 for second win

    Coming off a two-point loss to Dundy County Stratton (DCS) last Tuesday, the Chase County Longhorns got back in the win column with a 50-34 victory over Kimball Saturday.
    Longhorns Coach Chris Bartels said the biggest challenge for his team has been turning in four complete quarters of basketball.
Dundy County Stratton
    At DCS, they got down by seven in the first quarter, which grew to 11 by halftime. That forced them to play catch-up the second half.
    Despite the loss, Bartels said that second half proved to be the team’s most complete half of the season thus far.
    The Longhorns came back to close the margin to three both in the third and fourth quarters.
    They got down by eight late in the game but pulled back to within three, 56-59, with a pair of three-pointers by Braden Space.
    The Longhorns were forced to foul in an attempt to get the ball back but DCS hit  three out of four at the line for a 56-61 lead.
    Space added another 3-ball near the buzzer to bring the final margin down to two, 59-61.
    Space led the scoring with a 26-point effort which included five 3-pointers. Scott Wheeler finished in double figures with 11.
    Jack Bauerle led the rebounding with nine.
    The Longhorns shot 12-26 (.40) inside the arc and 8-24 (.33) outside the arc.

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