The Kit Carson Wildcats travelled to Stratton last Thursday to take on the Eagles. The Cats jumped ahead early, leading 23-8 at the end of the 1st quarter. The Wildcats never looked back, outscoring the Eagles in each of the following three quarters. The entire KC Varsity saw playing time as the Wildcats would go on to take the win; 64-31.
Kit Carson was 6 for 14 from the 3-point line (43%), while Stratton made 1 of 4 (25%). From 2-point range KC was 20 for 40 (50%) and Stratton was 13 for 36 (36%). From the charity stripe the Cats made 6 of 14 (43%) while Stratton was 2 for 5 (40%). KC outrebounded Stratton 42 to 19. KC had 18 turnovers while forcing 21 on Stratton. Leading scorer for KC was Jaxon Crawford with 30, Darrell Arnold had 5, William Hornung 11, Trevor Medford 4, Hunter Clapper 4, and Blake Dickey had 10. Leading rebounder for KC was Dickey with 9, Crawford had 4, Darrell Arnold 3, Brad Johnson 5, Hornung 6, TJ Conaway 4, Cordell Farmer 5, Medford 4, David Arnold 1, and Clapper 1. Crawford took a charge, Dickey had a block, Medford led in steals with 6, and Dickey led in assists with 6.
In JV Action, the KC Wildcats beat Stratton in 2 quarters 23-18. Leading scorer for KC was Darrell Arnold with 5, Jayden McCombs-Farmer had 4, David Arnold 3, Nick Chavez 3, Peter Hornung 2, Brock Weiand 4, and Manuel Soliz 2. Leading rebounder for KC was Darrell Arnold with 5, McCombs-Farmer had 3, Cordell Farmer 3, David Arnold 1, Hunter Clapper 2, Chavez 2, and Hornung 1. McCombs Farmer had 2 steals and Brayden Bogenhagen, Weiand and McCombs-Farmer each had an assist.
On Friday the Kit Carson Wildcats hosted the Bethune Bobcats. The Wildcats came out with intensity as they jumped ahead 14-0 and ended the quarter up 20-2. They would hold this lead for the entire game, as lots of players from the whole KC squad contributed to the win; 67-26.
Kit Carson was 13 for 36 from the 3-point line (36%), while Bethune made 1 of 8 (13%). From 2-point range KC was 13 for 26 (50%) and Bethune was 11 for 36 (31%). From the charity stripe the Cats made 2 of 5 (40%) while Bethune was 1 for 4 (25%). KC outrebounded Bethune 38 to 32. KC had 5 turnovers while forcing 16 on Bethune. Leading scorer for KC was Jaxon Crawford with 15, Brad Johnson had 8, William Hornung 3, TJ Conaway 3, Trevor Medford 14, David Arnold 12, Hunter Clapper 2, and Blake Dickey had 10. Leading rebounder for KC was Dickey with 9, Crawford had 7, Darrell Arnold 3, Johnson 4, Hornung 4, TJ Conaway 3, Cordell Farmer 3, Medford 4, and Clapper 1. Crawford had a block, Medford and Crawford led in steals with 4 apiece, and Johnson led in assists with 7.
In JV Action, the KC Wildcats beat Bethune in decisive fashion 53-6. Leading scorer for KC was David Arnold with 12, Darrell Arnold had 5, Jayden McCombs-Farmer 2, Cordell Farmer 2, Hunter Clapper 5, Nick Chavez 7, Brayden Bogenhagen 8, Peter Hornung 4, Brock Weiand 4, and Manuel Soliz 4. Leading rebounders for KC were McCombs-Farmer, Hornung and Weiand with 4 apiece. Darrell Arnold had 3 boards, Cordell Farmer 1, David Arnold 1, Hunter Clapper 1, Chavez 3, Bogenhagen 2, and Soliz 2. Bogenhagen and McCombs-Farmer each had 4 steals and McCombs Farmer led in assists with 4.
On Saturday the Kit Carson Wildcats hosted the Springfield Longhorns. KC came out strong, jumping ahead 21-4 in the 1st quarter. KC would hold this lead and the whole squad would contribute another 38 points before finishing with a solid win; 59-27.
Kit Carson was 11 for 27 from the 3-point line (41%), while Springfield made 4 of 18 (22%). From 2-point range KC was 8 for 22 (36%) and Springfield was 6 for 22 (27%). From the charity stripe the Cats made 10 of 13 (77%) while Springfield was 3 for 4 (75%). KC outrebounded Springfield 38 to 24. KC had 10 turnovers while forcing 16 on Springfield. Leading scorer for KC was Jaxon Crawford with 22, Brad Johnson had 5, William Hornung 5, TJ Conaway 2, Cordell Farmer 1, Trevor Medford 3, David Arnold 6, Hunter Clapper 2, and Blake Dickey had 13. Leading rebounder for KC was Crawford with 11 (and a double-double), Darrell Arnold had 2, Johnson 3, Hornung 5, TJ Conoway 4, Cordell Farmer 3, Medford 2, and Clapper 3, and Dickey 5. Cordell Farmer took a charge, Crawford had 2 blocks, Dickey had 1 block, Medford led in steals with 4, and Johnson and Hornung led in assists with 5 apiece.
In JV Action, the KC Wildcats beat Springfield in impressive fashion; 71-32. Leading scorer for KC was David Arnold with 13. Peter Hornung, Brock Weiand, and Hunter Clapper each contributed 10 points. Darrell Arnold had 2 points, Jayden McCombs-Farmer 6, Cordell Farmer 7, Nick Chavez 2, Dawson Dickey 2, Brayden Bogenhagen 2, and Manuel Soliz had 7. Leading rebounders for KC were Cordell Farmer and Weiand with 6 apiece. Darrell Arnold had 4 boards, McCombs-Farmer 1, David Arnold 2, Clapper 1, Chavez 4, Dickey 3, Bogenhagen 4, Hornung 4, and Soliz 1. McCombs-Farmer took 2 charges and led in steals with 5, and Bogenhagen led in assists with 4.
Coach Trahern commented on the Wildcat’s three victories last week. “It was great to come out with three wins but more importantly we made a lot of progress in several areas. We have continued to stress our rebounding and I thought we rebounded well in all three games, especially on the offensive end. Defensively we played well and challenged a lot of shots and caused 53 turnovers in the three games. Offensively all three teams played zone for most of each game. That allowed us to attempt a lot of three point shots and we definitely shot the ball better than we had over the last few games. From the foul line we were 18 of 32 for 56% that will be a point of emphasis this week in practice. Probably the most important improvement came in the play by our reserves. With the score spread early in all three games we played everyone for significant minutes and that will only help us from here on out. I mentioned it last week; I like where we are at and how we are playing right now. We can get better and I think we will, hopefully, be peaking at the right time and playing our best basketball at the end of the season.”
The Wildcats travel to Eads on Friday and to Flemming on Saturday.
Photo Credit John Schecter