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Indians have win streak
snapped by Peyton
By Kerry Sherman

Wins over Burlington and Holyoke helped Yuma build a
five-game win streak last week, but that came to an end
last Saturday with a loss at Peyton. The Indians had
eked out a 62-60 victory last Tuesday at Burlington and
then picked up a 47-39 win at home against the
Dragons last Friday. However, the first half against the
Panthers led to their downfall. The Indians were
outscored 33-24 in the first 16 minutes on the road, on
the way to a 66-56 loss.

Yuma will try to get back on track with a pair of home
games this weekend. The Indians will host Sedgwick
County in LPAA action on Friday and then welcome in
Akron on Saturday for a non-league contest.

Rams suffer two losses in non-
league
By Kerry Sherman

Taking an unbeaten record and a top-five ranking into
the last weekend, the Akron Rams faced a pair of tough
non-league opponents. When the weekend was over,
the Rams had a pair of losses on their record. Despite
26 points from Jared Clarkson and 23 combined from
the duo of Jordan Herder (13) and Levi Basler (10), the
Rams fell at Highland last Friday, 69-58. Clarkson had
to sit out Saturday's home game with Liberty Common
and the Rams struggled on offense, eventually falling to
the Eagles by a 60-40 count. Herder led the way with 20
points.
Akron will be on the road twice this week, visiting
Wiggins for a league game on Friday, and traveling to
Yuma on Saturday for a non-league tilt.

Buffs run streak to seven straight
By Kerry Sherman

After defeating Prairie and Wiggins last week, the
Caliche Buffs have now put seven games in a row in the
win column. Caliche rushed out to a 31-18 halftime lead
over Prairie last Tuesday at NJC, en route to a 66-50
victory over the Mustangs. Friday night at Wiggins, the
Buffs again used a strong first half to secure the win. By
the intermission, Caliche led 36-23, and went on to a 65-
43 victory.

Caliche travels to Wray on Friday to face the Eagles in
LPAA action, and then the Buffs will be at home on
Saturday to host Briggsdale.



Weekend split leaves Dragons
at 5-5
By Kerry Sherman

A weekend of games against Yuma County schools
ended with the Holyoke Dragons at 5-5 on the season,
as they dropped a 47-39 contest at Yuma and took a 65-
47 home victory over Wray. Saturday's game with the
Eagles was over early, with the Dragons outscoring their
guests 43-19 in the first half.

The Dragons only have one game on tap this week, as
they visit Merino in league action on Friday
Eagles host Buffalos, Merino looks to make it 4 in a row  
.

Merino wins two, streak at three
By Kerry Sherman

The Merino Rams added two close victories to their
season tally, holding off Wiggins last Tuesday (72-58)
and Sedgwick County (50-45) last Friday. Merino got off
to a 37-17 first half lead over the Tigers before claiming
the 14-point win behind Connor Fiscus' 28 points.
Fiscus again led the Rams on Friday, scoring a team-
high 18 points as the Rams fought off the Cougars.

Bulldogs snap skid, win two on the
road

By Kerry Sherman

A three-game losing streak came to an end last week for
the Haxtun Bulldogs, as they earned a pair of road wins.
Haxtun raced to a 73-32 win at Creek Valley last
Tuesday, outscoring the Storm 26-11 in the first quarter
and never looking back. Grant Edward's squad made it
two straight in the win column with a league win at Wray
on Friday, 62-45. The Bulldogs led by 30 heading into
the final frame, 52-22.

The Bulldogs will try to extend their winning streak to
three when they host Fleming on Friday.

Cougars drop third straight, fall to 0-
2 in LPAA

By Kerry Sherman

After opening the season with six consecutive wins, the
Sedgwick County Cougars dropped their third straight
game, falling to Merino in league play. The Cougars
trailed the Rams 30-20 after the first half of last Friday's
home game, but they put together a late rally to close
the final margin to five, 50-45.

The Cougars will try to not only snap their losing skid,
but also pick up their first league victory when they
travel to Yuma on Friday.

Two losses push Tigers' streak
to seven

By Kerry Sherman

Wiggins opened the season with wins in its first three
games. The Tigers have since dropped seven straight,
including decisions last week against Merino and
Caliche. Wiggins trailed Merino by 20 at the half in last
Tuesday's road game, 37-17, and the Tigers could not
make up much ground as they fell by a 72-58 count.
Being back at home on Friday was not enough to get
the Tigers back in the win column, as they fell behind
early against Caliche. Wiggins dropped the league
contest, 65-43.

Wiggins will be at home on Friday, when the Tigers host
Akron. Saturday has the Tigers in Greeley, facing Union
Colony Prep.

Eagles fall to 0-9 with losses to
Haxtun, Holyok
e
By Kerry Sherman

Wray added two more losses to its tally, pushing the
Eagles' losing streak to nine games as they remain
winless. The Eagles fell behind early against the Haxtun
Bulldogs last Friday, and trailed by 30 heading into the
fourth. A 23-10 final frame made the ending tally 62-45
in favor of the guests. Hunter Layton led the Eagles with
nine points in the loss. Saturday's trip to Holyoke
followed a similar script, with the Eagles trailing 61-28
entering the fourth, before outscoring the Dragons 19-4
in the final period. Tyler Combs topped Wray with 10
points in the 65-47 loss.

Wray will have a tough home game on Friday, as the
Eagles host Caliche in LPAA play.
Akron's Levi Basler in the game with Liberty Common