Exira-EHK hits 12 treys, routs CAM

Spartan boys also beat AHSTW

 ELK HORN (Jan. 28) -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton entered the Class 1A boys basketball rankings at No. 10 Monday and promptly defeated CAM 74-50 that night to sweep the season series.
 The Spartans knocked down 12-of-25 three-pointers in the game, including 6-of-12 by Josh Pettepier and 4-of-5 by Trey Nelson, who led the team with 18 points each. Cole Burmeister hit a pair of treys and scored 16 points while Trever Schulz added 12 and Dakota Rold had eight points and a team-high 10 rebounds.
 Exira-EHK, now 16-2 overall and 12-2 in Rolling Valley Conference play, built a 23-14 lead after one quarter but was unable to add to it in the second and led 40-32 at the half. The Spartans tightened down the defense in the third quarter and began to pull away, outscoring CAM 16-5.
 E-EHK shot 55.8 percent from the field (29-of-52) and outrebounded the Cougars 30-16. Trey Nelson finished with seven rebounds, four steals and three assists while Burmeister had five boards, four steals and 10 assists.
E-EHK 61, AHSTW 47
 ELK HORN (Jan. 26) -- Switching to a zone defense at the start of the fourth quarter, Exira-EHK outscored the AHSTW boys 13-1 the rest of the way to post a 61-47 non-conference win last Saturday.
 Trailing 33-30 at halftime, the Spartans (15-2) took the lead with six minutes left in the third quarter and never trailed again.
 Spartan senior Trever Schulz hit 9-of-11 shots and scored a game-high 19 points on the day. Dakota Rold (8-of-13) tallied 18 points and 13 rebounds (seven offensive) while blocking four shots. Cole Burmeister added nine points, six boards and seven assists and Josh Pettepier had eight points, three assists and three steals.
 AHSTW (9-9) was led by Raydden Grobe’s 11 points, followed by Sam Porter with 10, Michael Mantell nine and Blake Osbahr and Brody Langer with six each.

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