Playing against Hays Middle School is always a battle for the Great Bend Middle School eighth-grade basketball team. A recent game against Hays did not disappoint.
The eighth-grade Panthers moved the ball well, converted great shots and hit the boards hard. It just was not enough to secure the win, as Hays Middle School escaped with a 38-31 victory over the Great Bend eighth-graders.
“The boys have made significant improvements this season,” said Great Bend coach Kyle Kriegh. “Opposing coaches have complimented our team. It was great to see our guys battle against Hays.”
The Great Bend eighth-grade B team started out a little slow, but quickly picked up their game and dominated the boards posting a 22-17 victory.
Corbin Stanley scored six points and pulled down eight rebounds.
The Panthers play their Western Athletic Conference League Tournament. The A team plays at Dodge City Comanche Middle School. The B-team plays at Dodge City Middle School.
GREAT BEND A—Drew Nicholson, 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists; Cal Dunekack, 6 points; Cole Streck, 5 points, rebound, assist; Sam Hall, 5 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals; Jayson Effertz, 4 points, 2 steals; Kyler Feist, 3 points, rebound, assist, steal.
GREAT BEND B—Corbin Stanley, 6 points, 8 rebounds, assist, 2 steals; Trevor DeLong, 5 points, rebound, assist, 2 steals; Ashton Ramsey, 5 points, 7 rebounds; Jaime Arellanes, 4 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists; Andreas Rios, 2 points, assist, 3 steals; Mason Miranda, 5 rebounds, steal; Abner Chavez, 8 rebounds; Bryce Mermis, rebound; Caden Bieker, rebound, steal; Carlos Jacobo, rebound, steal.