Friday, February 4, 2005

Cutthroats bang the boards and Bliss

Four wins in a row for Community School boys

The Community School boys' basketball team ran its win streak to four in a row with a 64-38 road victory over Bliss Tuesday night.

The Cutthroats (9-6, 7-4 league) opened with a season-high 25-point first quarter, and held a 38-25 lead at halftime.

"We just had too much size for Bliss. We were bigger at every position and ended up getting many offensive boards and putbacks," Cutthroat coach Mike Wade remarked.

The second half was all Cutthroats with the visitors outscoring the Bears by a 26-13 margin.

"Bliss played very up-tempo and aggressive defense and made us work for everything, but ultimately they just couldn't stay with us in the lane," Wade added.

Senior captain Connor Wade (26 points, 14 rebounds) set a new school record for three-pointers, sinking six to break the mark of five held jointly by John Hayes, Josh Stanek and Adam Marvel.

Despite playing only three quarters because of foul trouble, Andrew Durtschi tallied 17 points and 11 boards for a double double. One more board and A.J. Beesley would have doubled down his stats with 12 points and nine rebounds. Hunter Smith scored 3, Kevin Wade 2, Brendon Nelson 2, Christian Cairncross 2.

Five Community School senior boys will celebrate Senior Night on Friday, Feb. 4 playing against one of Idaho's best 1A Division 2 teams—the Richfield Tigers (16-2, 10-0 league).

"It's always such an honor to host one of the top teams in the state and especially such a great bunch of kids, coaches and fans," Wade said. "We're hoping to give a better accounting of ourselves than the last time we played Richfield."

Making their final appearance at the Fish Tank are Connor Wade, A.J. Beesley, Andrew Durtschi, Hunter Smith and J.P. McNeal.

Varsity tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity

The Community School junior varsity squad posted a 53-34 victory over the Bears to run its record to 14-5 overall and 11-2 in league.

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