Boys’ Basketball Wins Two of Three Games


Driving to the basket in an earlier game this season versus GICC, sophomore Tate Florell looks to score.

Tate Florell, staff member

Holdrege entered Central 10 Conference Tournament play as the 7th seed in the tournament and opened at home against the Schuyler Warriors. The boys played  well in the first half and lead by 15 at the break. A third quarter lull let the Warriors back in the game. Eventually, Holdrege closed the game and won my a score of 52-41. The scoring leaders were Matt Anderson with 12 and Jackson Hilyard and Tate Florell with 10. Tate Florell also lead the team with 7 rebounds.

“We have started the games good and are getting a lot of guys playing time,” States freshman Kaden Broeker.

The win matched up the Dusters with the Huskies. Aurora controlled most of the game with their athleticism and physicality. The Dusters played in spurts and played everyone off the bench giving the young players some experience. Holdrege played a hard fought game against a very talented opponent, losing 34-69. Leaders for the game were Dashton Edgren and Jackson Hilyard with 7 points each and Tate Florell and Zach Reed with 4 rebounds a piece.

On Saturday, Holdrege traveled to York to play the Crete Cardinals in a consolation game. Both teams exchanged blows and at half the score was 25-22 advantage Dusters. Holdrege came out with an explosive third quarter extending the lead to 10. Matt Anderson and Drake Johnson shot clutch free throws to ice the game and give the Dusters the win, 58-51. Leaders were Dylan Bauman with 22 points and Drake Johnson with 5 rebounds.

“We need to value every possession because they add up,” said junior Jackson Hilyard.