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Panthers enjoy highlight show in 62-32 rout of Hutchinson
Alex Schremmer
Great Bend High School’s Alex Schremmer (14) drives past Hutchinson's Brenton Burns (2) and Weston Kraus (20) Thursday night while Bryce Brown (1) looks to rebound in Great Bend. - photo by By Jim Misunas

Great Bend’s point guard Alex Schremmner gave ‘em the old razzle-dazzle. Schremmer’s basketball game showed the proper flash and the old hocus pocus.
He delivered the Great Bend fans a show that was splendiferous in a 27-point effort that sparked the Panthers to a 62-32 non-league rout Thursday over 6A Hutchinson High. Schremmer was something special in a 22-point, three-assist first half that led to a dominating 41-18 halftime lead.
“Alex is a coach on the floor. He’s a great leader,” said Great Bend coach Tim Brooks. “He’s always leading our guys.”
The Panthers knocked down six first-half 3-pointers and converted 16 of 27 field goals, a 59 percent average. Schremmer converted 10 of the 16 first-half field goals.
The Panthers (4-2) earned their fourth consecutive victory in exactly the style Brooks wanted. The Salthawks had beaten the Panthers the last three times the teams have played.
“The guys played really well and got off to a great start,” Brooks said. “We shot the ball really well that first half.”
The Panthers’ Alex Olivas slowed down 6-foot-8 Weston Kraus, holding him to two points the first half. The Salthawks converted 7 of 21 first-half field goals for 33 percent shooting with seven turnovers.
“We came out focused and locked in,” Brooks said. “We defended really well. Alex Olivas did a good job on their big guy Kraus inside. We just did a really good job that first half.”
The second half wasn’t nearly as effective, but the damage was done, triggering a running clock in the fourth quarter. 

Great Bend's Dalton Miller scored 11 points and Nick Wondra and Ray Kuhlman added five apiece. The Panthers converted 23 of 53 field goals, 62 percent from inside the 3-point stripe 16 of 24 field goals.

Hutchinson High (1-3) was led by hustling guards Brenton Burns with 11 points and Trayton Peterson with 10 points. Kraus finished with eight points. Hutchinson made 13 of 37 shots with 17 turnovers against aggressive Panther defense.
The Salthawks played an aggressive defense that switched balls screens every time. It forced the Panthers to spread the court and isolate players for scoring.
“It was difficult because they switched every screen, but we eventually found guys open underneath,” Brooks said.

Hutchinson    7 11  7   7  — 32
Great Bend   21 20 11 10 — 62
HUTCHINSON (1-3)—Burns 4-11 1-3 11; Peterson 4-9 0-0 10; Kraus 4-7 0-1 8; Huhs 1-2 1-4 3; Blake 0-3 0-0 0; Newquist 0-2 0-0 0; Robertson 0-3 0-0 0; Totals 13-37 2-8 32. 

GREAT BEND (4-2)—Schremmer 11-20 3-4 27; Miller 4-6 2-3 11; Wondra 2-3 0-0 5; Kuhlman 1-3 2-2 5; Olivas 1-4 0-0 3; Duvall 1-7 0-0 3; Sam Ryan 1-4 0-0 3; Dunekack 1-3 1-1 3; Brown 1-2 0-0 2; Streck 0-1 0-0 0; Totals 23-53 8-10 62.

3-pointers—H 4-15 (Peterson 2-5, Burns 2-5, Blake 0-1, Newquist 0-1, Robertson 0-3); GB 8-29 (Schremmer 2-11, Miller 1-1, Wondra 1-1, Olivas 1-2, Ryan 1-3, Kuhlman 1-3, Duvall 1-5, Streck 0-1, Dunekack 0-2).   


Liberal 1-0 3-2

Garden City 0-0 3-1

Great Bend 0-0 4-2

Hays High 0-0 2-2

Dodge City 0-1 0-5

LIBERAL (3-2, 1-0)—W Holcomb 63-61; L Hugoton 52-55; L Olathe West 35-62; W Guymon, Okla. 44-32; W * DC 55-52; 1-3—at Hooker, Okla.; 1-7—Gruver, Texas; 1-10—*at HH; 1-14—*GC; 1-17—*DC; 1-23-25—at Salina Tournament; 1-31—at Hugoton; 2-7—*GB; 2-11—at Guymon, Okla.; 2-14—*HH; 2-18—at Cimarron; 2-22—*at GB; 2-25—*at GC 

GARDEN CITY (3-1)—L Guymon, Okla. 35-41; W Palmer Ridge, Colo. 50-45; W Coronado, Colo. 60-59; W Scott City 54-42; 12-20—Bear Creek, Colo.; 1-3—Junction City; 1-10—*GB; 1-14—*at Liberal; 1-17—*HH; 1-23-25—at Valley Center Tournament; 1-28—Ulysses; 2-4—*DC; 2-7—Guymon, Okla.; 2-11—Hugoton; 2-14—*GB; 2-18—*DC; 2-21—*HH; 2-25—*Liberal

GREAT BEND (4-2)—L Manhattan 47-71; L Millwood, Okla. 59-67; W Wichita Life 75-62; W Junction City 49-38; W Salina Central 50-45; W Hutchinson High 62-32; 1-3—Buhler; 1-10—*at GC; 1-14—*at HH; 1-23-25—at El Dorado Tournament; 1-31—*DC boys; 2-4—Wamego; 2-7—*at Liberal; 2-11—*HH; 2-14—*GC;  2-18—at Hays-TMP; 2-21—*at DC; 2-22—*Liberal 

HAYS HIGH (2-2)—Hays Tournament (W Wichita Life 92-42; L Olathe West 43-57; L Lawrence Free State 31-46); W Colby 58-41; 1-7—Pratt; 1-10—*Liberal; 1-14—*GB; 1-17—*at GC; 1-23-25—at Colby Tournament; 1-31—at Salina Central; 2-4—Salina South; 2-7—*at DC; 2-11—*at GB; 2-14—*at Liberal; 2-18—Abilene; 2-21—*GC; 2-25—*DC; 2-27—at Abilene

DODGE CITY (0-5, 0-1)—L Junction City 42-73; L Newton 78-87; L Maize High 39-68; L Hugoton 50-69; L *Liberal 52-55; 1-3—at McPherson; 1-7—Ulysses; 1-10—Cimarron;  1-17—at Liberal; 1-18—Guymon, Okla.; 1-21—*GB; 1-23-25—Dodge City Tournament; 2-4—*GC; 2-7—HH; 2-11—at Ulysses; 2-18—*at GC; 2-21—*GB; 2-25—*at HH