Caldwell boys finish third place in Class A Div. 2 tournament

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Caldwell boys basketball team wrapped up its most successful season in years with a 68-62 victory over Hutchinson Central Christian Saturday afternoon at the Dodge City United Wireless Arena to capture third place in the Class 1A Division II tournament.The Bluejays would get 29 points from Colten Ward and six 3-pointers to capture the consolation crown. Caldwell went 2-1 for the tournament and finished 21-5 for the season.Caldwell rebounded nicely from its loss to Sharon Springs in the semifinals the night before. The Bluejays never trailed in this contest, but HCC most certainly made it close down the stretch. The Bluejays led 17-16 at the end of the first quarter and was in front 37-28 at the half.The Bluejays led 47-40 at the end of three quarters. Then they saw their lead evaporate to two very quickly – leading just 49-47 with 6:17 in the fourth quarter. But using a trey by Sam Wencel and free throws by Dilyn Lee, Caldwell rebuilt its lead back to five 54-49. After Ward completed a 3-point play with 1:30 to play, the Bluejays were in front 61-55.But HCC kept coming, nailing a trey at the one minute mark. It was 65-62 with 25.2 seconds to play when Kaden Halling and Ward would combine for 3 of 4 free throws down the stretch to secure the third-place crown.Caldwell survived Cougar’s 6-10 post player Noah Starkey who had 31 points and 14 rebounds. He was 14 of 17 from the field.Caldwell 3rd place Class 1A Div. II Follow us on Twitter. Rebounds: C- 35 HCC – 31. Assists: C-12 HCC- 17. Turnovers: C-8 HCC 14. Blocks: C-1 HCC 5. Steals: C-7, HCC-6. HCC: Stibens 4, Ben Krehbiel 18, Starkey 31, Heneha 4, Jordan Stiebens 3, Roth 2. Caldwell: Bruey 2, Halling 9, Ward 29, Kendricks 10, Wencel 12, Lee 6. Total: 23-62 (9-22) 13-17 68. HCC16121212—62 Caldwell17201021—68 Caldwell 68 Hutchinson Central Christian 62 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img

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