Huskies close out post-season

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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The Absarokee Huskies boys basketball team suffered back-to-back losses at the Southern C Divisional tournament last week.

The Huskies met the Jordan Mustangs in the first round of the tournament. Absarokee players started well in the first quarter, scoring 13 points, but the Mustangs outdid them with 18.

Jordan again came out ahead in the second quarter adding 12 points while the Huskies posted another 10 points. Absarokee was down by seven at halftime with a score of 30-23. The Huskies came out of the break rested and ready and racked up 18 points in the third quarter to Jordan’s 12 and cut the Mustang’s lead to one. In the fourth quarter, Jordan came back with 17 points and held Absarokee to 10. The final score of 59-51.

DJ Pilcher led the team with 10 points.

Absarokee next faced the Bridger Scouts on Thursday. This was the third time this season the two teams had faced each other. The Huskies kept pace with Bridger in the first quarter scoring 12 points to the Scouts’ 15. Absarokee lost its rhythm in the second and was outscored 15 to six. The Huskies went into halftime down by 12 with a score of 30-18.

Absarokee went toe-to-toe with the Scouts in the third quarter with both teams adding 17 points. The Huskies were able to gain one point on Bridger in the fourth quarter but was unable to overcome the shortfall created in the first half of the game. The final score was a 62-51 loss for Absarokee.

Peyton Langley scored 14 points to lead Absarokee, while Ashton Campbell and Colton Young added another 12 points each.

“I was proud of the way our boys played over the weekend,” said Husky Coach Gregg Feddes. “We would have loved a better result, but they have a lot to be proud of. I challenged them to leave it all out there, and I think they did. It has been a special team to coach and a special group of seniors. I would also like to thank all the Husky fans for their support. It was a fun season for us, and I hope it was a fun season for them as well.”