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By LuAnn Schindler

Walthill wins holiday tourney championship


January 6, 2022

Amy Kerkman | SAM

Second place • The Bobcats finished second at the Summerland Holiday Tournament, played Dec. 27 and 28. The team defeated CWC, 74-61, in the opening round and lost to Walthill, 67-46, in the final round. Team members include: (front row, l-r): Kolten McAllister Preston Hoke, Jaykwon Petite, Sam Cheatum, Keegan Smith, Trevor Thomson, Kaden Barlow, Matthew Potter, Cohen Schindler; (middle row, l-r): Coach Scott Young, Joe Ahlers, Dillon Moser, Mason Hoke, Levi Cronk, Logan Eacker, Alec Schindler, Michael Koenig, Kellen Mlnarik, Barrett Stearns, Carter Bergman, Dylan Rotherham, Coach Brett Kaczor; (back row, l-r): Ty Rix, Gavin Whiting, Kelton Bruhn and Coach Jacob Birch.

It was a tale of unbalanced quarters for the Bobcat boys' basketball team, during the Dec. 28 championship game of the Summerland Holiday Tournament.

The hosts lost to Walthill, 67-46.

Walthill limited the home squad to eight points in the first quarter, setting the tone by taking a 19-8 lead.

But the Bobcats clawed their way back in the second quarter, adding a baker's dozen to their efforts. They trailed 32-21 at the midway mark.

Summerland kept pace with the Blujays in the third quarter, but Walthill sealed its fate in the final stanza, outscoring Summerland 25-16, to take home the hardw...

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