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G-R 8th Grade Boys Basketball by Coach Steve Luethje

January 20, 2012
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Gladbrook - Reinbeck 8th Grade Boys Basketball move to 7-0 on Season Thursday, Jan. 10th, G-R 8th grade Boys Basketball team played at West Marshall’s new Middle School gym in State Center, this is a very nice gym. The Rebels won 55-22, now 7–0 overall. The Rebels came out slow, we were tied 8-8 after 1st quarter, then the Rebels even fell behind by 4 points, but after a long time out in the 2nd quarter, we responded and picked things up to lead 33 to 16 at half. We basically played a new ? trap defense that we had not played this season to start the 3rd quarter. The Junior High Quarters are 6 minutes long, but after several pointed remarks by their fans over our hustling pressure style and us being up 22 points, we pulled back with 3:48 left in 3rd qrt. I sure wanted to get our substitutes in on that new ? set, but that will have to come in another contest. Leading the Rebels were Tyler Eiffler with 19 pts, Dalton Schwartz 12 pts, Josh Cooley and Colton Dinsdale 8 pts each, Eric Stoakes 6 pts. Other highlights were Jake Schuman had 4 steals, Jake Mohlis 3 assists, Brock Bystricky 3 assist and 3 steals and Bryce Clark 1 rebound Our upcoming schedule: Thurs. Jan 12, at Wellsburg, Tues, Jan 17 home vs. BCLUW, Thurs, Jan 19 home vs. S. Hardin, Tues, Jan 24th at East Marshall, and Mon Jan 30 A-P at Aplington with starting times 4:15p.m. for the 8th graders.

Gladbrook - Reinbeck 8th Grade Boys Basketball win over Dike N-H Friday, Jan. 6th, G-R 8th grade Boys Basketball team defeated Dike New Hartford in Gladbrook 32 to 31, Rebels are now 6-0 overall. This was our revenge game, it was their only loss last year as 7th graders. It was a great game, one of the best played and watched games I can remember. I can’t say we were any better than Dike N-H and we were fortunate to get the win. Afterwards a few fans came up and said, that game had “strategy” meaning we sub some players in and out towards the end, who I thought gave us our best chance on our offense’s and defense’s possession. We did miss 5 free throws with under 2 minutes left, and we did not have Colton Dinsdale available, to keep this contest tighter than it should have been. We had balanced team scoring with Tyler Eiffler 8 pts, Dalton Schwartz 6 points, Erick Stoakes 5pts, Jake Schuman and Josh Cooley 4 pts, Brock Bystrickly 3 pts, and Jake Mohlis 2 pts, with Bryce Clark 1 rebound to round out the stats. I wrote about our poor free throw shooting in the past, it may haunt this team in future games, as we practice it more this year than other 8th grade teams, so hopefully this will cause us to improve in this area now. We were pushed in this game and had to respond to secure this win. I wish thank our fans for your complimentary words after it, as these young Rebels work very hard and the wins keep coming. Our upcoming schedule: Tues. Jan. 10 at West Marshall, Thurs. Jan 12, at Wellsburg, Tues, Jan 17 home vs. BCLUW, Thurs, Jan 19 home vs. S. Hardin, Tues, Jan 24th at East Marshall, and Mon Jan 30 A-P at Aplington with starting times 4:15p.m. for the 8th graders.

Rebel’s 8th Grade Boys Basketball gets another win. Thursday, Jan. 12th, G-R 8th grade Boys Basketball team played at Wellsburg and defeated AGWSR 45-24 in this contest, to advance to 8–0 on season. This was our 1st bad weather day of our school year and at times we played like the weather conditions outside. We faced some adversity of playing an away game, a better team, spirited fans, and few referee calls made for a noisy gym. The Rebels manage to take care of business, showed no emotions to the environment around them, playing through it to secure the win. The AGWSR coaches are some of the best coaches around, they do a great job and I’m sure if they want, they can be high school coaches soon. Leading the Rebels were Brock Bystricky 14 pts, Tyler Eiffler, Josh Cooley and Colton Dinsdale 7 pts each, Erick Stoakes 6 pts. Dalton Schwartz and Jake Schuman 2 pts each. Just as importantly was Jake Mohlis getting 2 rebounds and one steal, and Bryce Clark 1 rebound. I encourage every fan to come out and watch us play as we have 4 games left, our upcoming schedule: Tues, Jan 17 home vs. BCLUW, Thurs, Jan 19 home vs. S. Hardin, Tues, Jan 24th at East Marshall, and Mon Jan 30 A-P at Aplington with starting times 4:15p.m. for the 8th graders.

 
 

 

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