Too much firepower
Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:30
If it’s not Nick Sjuts, it’s Preston Peters. If it’s not Peters, it’s Drew Zitek.
And Friday night, it was Zitek who poured in a game-high 20 points as Bancroft-Rosalie, behind a big third quarter, cruised past West Point-Beemer 64-47 during the semifinals of the boys East Husker Conference tourney in Howells.
“They’re a three-headed monster. Who do you take away when you have three 1,000th point scorers on the same team? I’m not so sure how often that has happened in the state of Nebraska,” Cadet head coach Nick Kroon said. “They can hurt you in so many ways.”
In the team’s previous meeting, it was Sjuts who did the most damage. This time around, the offensive damage was distributed equally. After Zitek’s 20 points, Sjuts hit 17 and Peters 12.
“West Point has a good ball club. They’ve done some good things this season,” Mike Sjuts said. “So for our kids to beat them twice in one year is a good accomplishment.”
For West Point-Beemer, Justin Anderson kept the Cadets in the game with some big shots as he knocked down a team-high 18 points, while Ty Haase chipped in with 11.
But it was the third quarter that proved to be the biggest difference.
After leading by as many as 11 points in the first half, Bancroft-Rosalie went into the break holding a slim 26-22 advantage.
That lead increased in a hurry as Bancroft-Rosalie went on a 20-3 run, which was capped off by consecutive three-point buckets, which stretched the Panther lead to 46-25.
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