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Sabetha Earns Home Sweep Over Holton
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports

The Sabetha Bluejays kept winning streaks alive and completed a season sweep over visiting Holton on Friday night with just three games left in the regular season.  

GIRLS = Sabetha 35, Holton 29

It was a defensive struggle throughout and Sabetha did not shoot the ball very well, especially behind the arc where they are 112-348 this season.The Lady Jays used a 12-0 first quarter run to take control of the game with a 14-5 lead at the end of one quarter.  Holton outscored Sabetha in the second and third quarters by a combined five points and then got a three pointer by Faith Haussler to make it 25-24 just seconds into the fourth frame. 

Sabetha answered but then proceeded to miss six straight free throws in the fourth quarter including all three one-and-one's and left the door open with a 31-29 advantage in the final minute.  Holton could never tie or take the lead and in the final seconds, Skylar McAfee and Hillary Krebs each hit a pair of free throws for the final points of the game.

Krebs scored 11 points and McAfee had nine while Melinna Schumann added eight as Sabetha won their ninth game in a row to improve to 14-3 on the season and 8-3 in the Big 7 League.  Holton was led by Lauryn Moore who got Holton back in the game with seven of her nine points in the third period, but nobody else had more than six points and leading scorer Saydee Tanking (13 PPG) was held to just one point as Holton fell to 9-7 overall and 6-5 in League play.    

BOYS = Sabetha 55, Holton 45

Sabetha led 8-0 and held Holton without a field goal for nearly half the first quarter before Coach Connor Bechard went to the bench and the subs responded to pull within 14-11.  The Bluejays then put the game out of hand with an 18-4 second stanza to lead 32-15 at halftime.  Holton was still down 18 points entering the fourth quarter before they went on a quick 8-0 run on treys by Eli Prine and Reese Holaday plus got two free throws from Holaday to pull within 10. 

The Cats would hit four of their six three-pointers in the fourth quarter and post 20 points, but never got any closer than nine points before falling to 1-15 on the season.  Zane Moylan had 14 for Holton while Prine added nine and Holaday seven.

Sabetha was led by Gabe Garber who was 11-15 from the foul line and scored 23 points.  Jesse Burger had 13 and Braeden Cox added 11 as Sabetha hit 74 percent from the stripe and improved to 13-4 overall and 10-1 in League play.

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Skylar McAfee and Gabe Garber of Sabetha  

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