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Holton Girls and Sabetha Boys Win First Games Back
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports

It was the first games back after the holiday break on Friday, January 5th as Big 7 play resumed. 

GIRLS = Holton 36, Sabetha 23

The Holton girls jumped to a 9-2 lead in the first six minutes and did not look back. Sabetha had a few possessions down only 15-11 before halftime but couldn't pull closer and then was outscored 9-0 in the third period to put the game away. 

Elizabetha Schuster scored 12 of her 17 points in the second half for the Wildcats while Brooke Willcott added 9 points in her return to action. Holton (2-5, 1-3) snapped a five-game losing streak and won their first Big 7 game of the season with hopes of their full team being healthy and back on the court next week.

Sabetha made five three-pointers, including three by Alexia Hayden who led the Jays with 9 points. But Sabetha made eight total field goals on the night and fell to 1-6 overall and 1-4 in League play.  

BOYS = Sabetha 67, Holton 41

Sabetha used a 10-0 run to take a 20-14 lead early in the second period and never looked back turning a 29-21 halftime lead into a route by scoring 24 points in the third quarter to pull away and stay undefeated in the Big 7 League. The Bluejays were balanced with 10 of their 14 varsity players scoring.  

Will Ulrich led the way with 16 points while Kyler Wenger came off the bench to score 13 and Christian McAfee added 10. Sabetha improved to 5-0 in the Big 7 and 6-1 overall with their sixth straight victory. 

Holton was led by Brayden Peek with 13 points while Kyler Kathrens and Bodie Dillon each chipped in 8. The Wildcats turned the ball over 10 times in the second half and made just 8 of 17 free throws while falling to 2-5 on the season and 2-3 in League play.  

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