Garden County sweeps Creek Valley in basketball doubleheader on home court
OSHKOSH, NE — The Garden County Eagles girls and boys picked up a pair of wins Friday night over Creek Valley.
The Lady Eagles picked up a 62-36 win while Garden County's boys basketball team defeated The Storm 58-29.
In the girls contest, Garden County got out to a quick start, getting out to a 10-0 lead before taking a 19-5 advantage into the second quarter.
The Eagles got most of its second quarter points from the free throw line, hitting nine shots from the line in the period. Creek Valley got six points from Alexxa Fletcher in the period as The Storm went on a 9-2 run to end the half. At the break, Garden County led 32-17.
Creek Valley hit four three-pointers in the second half, but Garden County's work from the free throw line helped the Eagles pull away. In the game, Garden County hit 26 of 40 free throws. When the final buzzer sounded, the Eagles won 62-36.
Garden County had four players in double figures. Kamry Kramer finished with 16, Olivia Christiansen had 14 points, McKenna Krueger had 12, while Aubrey Evans scored 11.
Creek Valley was led by the 11 points of Karsyn Burgman. Chloa Ningen also finished in double figures with 10.
The Creek Valley boys hit the first shot of their contest — a Seth Wilber three-pointer — but then the Eagles went on an 11-0 run to take the advantage. The teams headed to the second quarter with Garden County on top 14-5.
The Eagles doubled its lead at the break to 18 with the score at 31-13. Garden County then came out very strong in the second half. The Eagles scored the first 19 points of the third quarter to take a 50-13 lead. Creek Valley's only points in the period were a pair of Drew Fraass free throws.
Fraas heated up in the final frame, scoring nine points in the fourth. However, it was too little too late as Garden County won 58-29.
Dillon Christiansen led all scorers with 17 points for the Eagles. Fraass paced Creek Valley with 15.
The Creek Valley girls basketball team (2-14) takes to the court next on Feb. 3, at home against Potter-Dix. The Storm boy's (1-15) next game is Feb. 4, on the road against Leyton.
Both Garden County teams are back in action Feb. 1, at home versus Sutherland.