The Otis High School boys basketball team keeps climbing up the ladder.
The Bulldogs, 8-3, 3-0, have won six straight heading into Friday’s YWKC League home game against neighboring rival Arickaree. They are at Hi-Plains on Saturday.
Otis entered this week No. 9 in the Class 1A Rating Percentage Index, and moved into the coaches poll Top 10 at No. 10 (CHSAANow.com polls).
The Bulldogs’ 74-63 non-league home win over Briggsdale last Friday knocked the Falcons out of the Top 10.
Otis trailed 19-15 after the first quarter, but outscored the Falcons 46-29 over the next two quarters, for a relatively-comfortable 61-48 lead heading into the fourth.
Sawyer Packer had a strong all-around game with 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals, while Jack Willeke had 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Carter Wells 13 points and four assists, Erick Thorn eight points, four rebounds and five assists, Charlie Kendrick eight points, five rebounds and three steals, and Mitchell Stivers six points.
Otis also rolled past neighboring rival Lone Star, 77-32, earlier last week. The Bulldogs had 67 points by the end of the third quarter.
Kendrick had 21 points, six assists and five steals, Willeke 19 points and six rebounds, Packer 18 points and 14 rebounds, Thorn six points, five assists and four rebounds, Wells five points, nine assists and three steals, JJ Ward two points, Stivers two points and three steals, Jacob Perry two points and two rebounds, and Taylor Ringlein two points.
The Arickaree boys basketball team can take a big step toward snatching away the YWKC League title when it travels to rival Otis on Friday.
The Bison are 7-4, 3-1, after splitting league games last week. They were at Denver Waldorf for a non-league game this past Monday before the league showdown at Otis on Friday. Otis is 4-0 in league play.
Arickaree picked up a 54-44 home league win over Lone Star last Thursday, building a 26-16 lead in the first half, then holding on from there.
Logan Wright had 18 points and eight rebounds, Austin Wright 14 points and eight rebounds, Bryce Shaffer eight points and four steals, Logan Cordell six points and two assists, Nic Hermes four points, six rebounds and four steals, Hayden Page two points and two rebounds, Dillon Noletubby two points and two rebounds, and Zarron Schobal six rebounds.
The Bison then suffered a 70-46 league loss at Idalia on Friday. L. Wright had 14 points and 13 rebounds, A. Wright 10 points and seven rebounds, Noletubby eight points and nine rebounds, Cordell eight points and three rebounds, Shaffer three points and four rebounds, Hermes three points, five rebounds and three assists, and Page two rebounds.
LONE STAR BOYS
The Lone Star boys basketball team enters February looking to improve its win total.
The Longhorns were 2-8, 1-3, heading into this past Tuesday’s non-league home game against Weldon Valley. They have nonleague games against Deer Trail on Briggsdale on Friday and Tuesday, respectively.
Lone Star saw its losing streak extend to four with a pair of losses last week.
The Longhorns lost 77-32 at neighboring-rival Otis earlier last week. Lone Star statistics were not available.
They played at Arickaree last Thursday, losing 54-44. Lone Star statistics were not available.
Otis High School’s girls basketball team will be trying to stay in the YWKC League race when it hosts rival Arickaree on Friday.
The Bulldogs, 3-8, 2-1, also have a non-league game at Weldon Valley on Tuesday.
They claimed a 63-28 home win over neighboring-rival Lone Star earlier last week, leading 36-14 by halftime.
Hailey Stivers had 16 points and two assists, Aedyn Tribelhorn 15 points, eight steals and seven assists, Alli Hornung 14 points, four assists and four steals, Madelyn Willeke seven points and six rebounds, Layce Perry four points and two rebounds, Rowan Tribelhorn four points, seven rebounds and five steals, and Kayce Perry three points and two steals.
The Bulldogs hosted top-ranked Briggsdale on Friday, losing 67-43. The Falcons ran out to a 21-10 lead and never looked back.
Willeke had 13 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and three steals, R. Tribelhorn eight pints, six rebounds and three assists, K. Perry six points and six rebounds, A. Tribelhorn four points, three assists and three steals, Hornung two points, four rebounds and three assists, and M. Reynolds two points.
LONE STAR GIRLS
The Lone Star girls basketball team was 2-6, 1-3, heading into this past Tuesday’s non-league home game against Weldon Valley.
The Longhorns have a non-league home game against Deer Trail on Friday, and play a league game at Hi-Plains on Monday, followed by a tough non-league home game against highly-ranked Briggsdale on Tuesday.
They played at neighboring-rival Otis earlier last week, losing 63-28. Lone Star statistics were not available.
Lone Star then played at Arickaree last Thursday, losing 40-28, trailing by just four at halftime. Lone Star statistics were not available.
The Arickaree girls basketball team has a rivalry game at Otis on Friday after splitting two games last week.
The Bison, 4-6, 2-2, had a non-league game at Denver Waldorf this past Monday, and also host Prairie next Monday.
The Bison pulled out a 40-28 home win over Lone Star, last Thursday, methodically building on their lead each quarter.
Cora Schrock had 11 points, four rebounds and four steals, Janiya Smith nine points and two rebounds, Julisa Quinteros six points and eight rebounds, Janice Kalcevic five points and five rebounds, McKenna Jesse five points, Lilly Monat two points and five rebounds, and Raeya Schrock two points, four assists and three rebounds.
Arickaree then went to Idalia on Friday, dropping a 50-23 decision in a league game. C. Schrock had 14 points and five rebounds, Smith three points and three rebounds, Jesse three points and three rebounds, R. Schrock two points, two assists and two steals, Monat four rebounds, Quinterso three rebounds, P. Villarreal one point and three rebounds, and Kalcevic and Gabby Hermes one rebound each.