By Rich Winter
As the Bennett County basketball team works their way through a roster-shortened December, the Jason Buckles coached crew readies for Gordon-Rushville after opening their season with losses to Stanley County and Todd County.
The Warriors ran into a senior laden Stanley County squad led by Damon Hoftiezer, who went over his 1000th point during Friday’s contest in Martin.
“Stanley County was hot early and just wouldn’t miss,” Buckles said prior to Saturday’s Todd County game. “We made a run in the second quarter to get it down to one but Stanley County closed the half with a run of their own and we were playing catch up all night.”
Stanley County was able to win that game, 67-44.
On Saturday following the varsity girls game, the Warriors ran into a Todd County squad that shared the ball, applied pressure defense and grabbed 37 carom’s while controlling the glass.
BCHS 5 17 15 9 46
TCHS 12 18 34 20 84
– a slow start for Bennett County as the Warriors scored just five first-quarter points.
Much like they had done vs. Stanley County, the Warriors played much better in the second quarter and trailed just 30-22 at intermission.
Falcon senior Aiden Bizardie got it rolling in the third quarter on his way to a game high 34 points. The Falcons pumped in 34 third-quarter points to put some distance between themselves and the Warriors.
Bennett County will be at home Friday versus Gordon Rushville and at Lyman Saturday to take on the Cooper Garnos coached Raiders.