G-R 8th Grade Boys Basketball by: Coach Steve Luethje
February 10, 2012
Rebels Corral Mustangs The young Rebels boarded the bus on January 24, 2012 and zig-zagged their way to Gilman to face the Mustangs of East Marshall. The boys of G-R started the game with a different line up than usual, but still managed to open the period in typical Rebel fashion by taking a 15-4 lead. Second quarter action saw the score increase with a 30-9 advantage at the end of the second quarter. The Rebels came out of the locker room ready to play ball while trying to get all players into the scoring column. Time ended in the third quarter with the Rebels leading 44-15. Fourth quarter play saw the Rebels continuing to work the ball in to position for the best shot possible. All players saw considerable playing time for the game enroute to a 50-28 score for the win. Scoring were the following Rebels: Tyler Pierce-4 pts., Parker Bown-6 pts., Erik Knaack-2 pts., Joe Smoldt-22 pts., Matt-Roeding-5 pts., Alex Tscherter-2 pts., Spencer Goos-4 pts., Thomas Mussig-2 pts., and Jed Peterson-3 pts. Rebels Complete Perfect Season-Down A-P in Season Finale The young rebels traveled to Aplington on January 30, 2012 to try and complete an undefeated season. First half action saw both teams come out and ready to play basketball. The Rebels and Falcons traded baskets throughout the first quarter before the Rebels widened the gap heading to the locker room. At the half the boys from G-R held a 26-15 lead. The second half started with the opponents coming out fast and trimming the Rebels lead by hitting the 3-ball. Patience and defense by the Rebels took over and sent the game in to the win column. This concluded a perfect season and along with the eighth grade became the first teams to go unbeaten in the same season. Those scoring for the Rebels were the following: Tyler Pierce-3 pts., Parker Bown-6 pts., Joe Smoldt-27 pts., Matt Roeding-6 pts., Thomas Mussig-3 pts. GREAT JOB MEN AND THANKS FOR A MEMORABLE AND EMOTIONAL WIN AND SEASON!
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