Gladbrook - Reinbeck 8th Grade Boys Basketball Win in Tight Game vs. South Hardin by Coach Steve Luethje
January 28, 2011
Thursday, Jan. 20th, G-R 8th grade Boys Basketball traveled to Hubbard to face one of best teams in the area, we played them in Gladbrook our 1st game of the season and each team had some breakdowns in that Dec. 2nd contest we won by 8 points. We new this could be anyone’s game. South Hardin was gunning for us and they played hard every second of this contest to revenge there only loss to us. This turned out to be a great contest with a lot of challenges the Rebels had to overcame: some interesting Referee calls for both sides, a tight older gym, a lot parents and fans on each side getting into this game, our untimely turnovers and mistakes and our late game poor shooting. You must give South Hardin credit, they caused most of these issues, but in the end came we came out on top. The final score was 39 – 36, now 9 – 0 overall. We were so close to putting this contest out of reach, up 11 points to start the 4th quarter, but then we had 4 turnovers near there basket leading to easy points by them, we missed several bunny shots on our end, we went 4 for 7 from foul line with 2 front ends of 1-1 missed all in the 4th quarter. To set the stage for tight finish as those 4 free throws were all we scored in the 4th quarter to secure this 3 point win. The Young Rebels were lead by Camden Kickbush 15 points (making 2 clutch free throws with .5 seconds to secure the win, likely his best game of season), Zach Pierce 10 pts (played a solid game), followed by Phil Zimmerman 6 pts (who carried us in the 2nd qrt & fouled out) with Cameron Clark 4 pts (season high 13 rebounds in this game & had 4 fouls early in 2nd qrt and played threw it), Bennett Petersen 2 pts (Mr. Defense!), and Brady Kuehl 2 pts (Mr. unselfish makes everyone else a lot better when he is on the floor). Other players contributing just as valuable in steals, assists, & rebounds and all those other little things are: Austin Bell, Matt VanHauen, Logan Flamme, Brady Wagner, Bradon Trepp, Bryce Ehlers, Noah Orht, and Luke Holman. Our upcoming schedule is Tues. Jan 25th East Marshall at Gladbrook, Thurs. Jan. 27th West Marshall at Gladbrook, and Monday Jan 31st A-P at Gladbrook to conclude our season, the starting time is 4:15p.m.for the 8th graders.
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