P-C boys continue winning ways
By SUE RIEDER
Paton-Churdan’s boys basketball team has a three game winning streak after posting wins over Charter Oak-Ute and Exira/EHK this past week. The Rockets scored 77 points at Charter Oak and were successful on 46 percent of their shots from the field including six for 14 from beyond the arc. Leading the Rockets in scoring was Jake Carey with a season’s best 31 points. Carey also had seven steals, five rebounds, and five assists. Others scoring in double figures were Dylan Burgart with 14, and Colton Fitzpatrick and Noah Juergensen with 10 each. The rest of the team scoring was provided by Jacob Bundt who added seven points, Trevor Bundt with three, and Chase Juergensen with two points.
Burgart had a great night on the boards nabbing 11 rebounds, while Noah Juergensen collected nine, Jacob Bundt had six, Carey got five, and Fitzpatrick pulled down three rebounds. The team held their turnovers to 12 and dominated their opponents the entire game.
The Rockets defeated Exira/EHK 48-32 in Churdan on December 10. Noah Juergensen owned the paint in this game scoring 20 points including eight of 19 from the field and four of five from the charity stripe. Carey also scored in double figures for the third consecutive game adding 12 points to the team’s total. Others contributing to the offense were Colton Fitzpatrick with 11points and Burgart with 5. Dylan Burgart hit the boards hard again grabbing 11 rebounds while Juergensen pulled down 10. Carey and Fitzpatrick led the team in steals with five and three respectively.
Coach Chris Stimson is always happy to win, but thinks his squad is still making silly mistakes that they need to eliminated. “Those things will cost us when we play teams like our next opponent Ar-We-Va.” said Stimson.
P-C 17 35 61 77
COU 1 21 33 40
P-C 14 27 38 48
EHK 6 12 23 32