3-point barrage propels Tribe to sixth straight win

Yuma High School’s boys basketball team cruised to its sixth straight victory, 87-45 over Akron Thursday night in The Pit.

The Indians scored 61 points in the first half while improving to 6-0 in Lower Platte Activities Association play, 6-3 overall, heading into Saturday afternoon’s nonleague game at Burlington. Akron fell to 0-6 in the LPAA and 2-7 overall.

Lane Remmich (right) and Jaxson Lungwitz defend an Akron shot, Thursday night in The Pit. (Pioneer Photo)

The first-half barrage has to be one of the most, if not the most, points in the long history of YHS boys basketball.
Yuma scored the first 16 points, and was up 27-7 by the end of the first quarter.
Then came the 34-point second quarter, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Jesus Ross and Cade Morton, for a 61-19 halftime lead. The scoring slowed in the second half as the bench was emptied, and a running clock was employed in the fourth.
Yuma shot a torrid 56 percent from long range, making 14 of 25 three-point attempts, and also shot 56 percent overall. Ironically, the Indians shot only 39 percent at the charity stripe, making just seven of 18. A total of seven players knocked down a 3-pointer, led by Ross making four of six, Clay Robinson four of seven, and Forest Rutledge with two.
Clay Robinson skies for a left-handed layup during the win over Akron, Thursday night in The Pit. (Pioneer Photo)
Eleven Indians scored. Robinson had 18 points and four steals, Ross 12 points, Rutledge 12 points and four rebounds, Javier Gamboa 10 points and two steals, Jaxson Lungwitz nine points and two rebounds, Javier Duran seven points, Morton six points, three rebounds and two steals, Beau Tate six points and eight rebounds, Kobe Rayl three points and four rebounds, Lane Remmich two points and four rebounds, Jonathan Carillo two points and three rebounds, and Damon Thornton three rebounds.