Ram boys improve to 7-2 in HOIAC with win over North Polk

The Greene County boys varsity basketball team got its second win for the season over the North Polk Comets, this time in Jefferson by a 70-49 score. Their first meeting in Alleman in December was a tight 47-43 victory for the Rams.

The Rams in the first quarter scored more than half their point total from the first game, putting up 26 points with 10 of 14 shooting. The score after one quarter was 26-13. The pace slowed and shooting cooled in the second quarter, with the Rams putting up just seven points, five of them from the free throw line. The Rams played six minutes in the quarter without scoring. The score at intermission was 33-22.

The pace picked up again after halftime. The score was 51-36 after three quarters. With the score 68-49 and less than one minute to play in the game, coach Chris Nelson put in reserves who had not yet played. Apparent student favorite senior Jon Strabley pleased his fans with a basket on the buzzer for the final score of 70-49.

Unofficially, the Rams made 24 of 55 shots from the floor for 43 percent shooting. They made 16 of 29 free throws for 55 percent. Both are below their season averages.

Trey Tucker led the Rams in scoring with 18 points. Thomas Jacobsen, Lance Hughes, Wade Adcock and Trey Hinote scored 11 points each, Calvin Skalla scored six points and Strabley scored two.

The Rams are now 7-2 in the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference and 8-4 overall. North Polk is 1-7 in the conference and 2-10 overall.


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