Cowboys fall short in Beulah

It was a tough night for the Killdeer Cowboys as they traveled east to play the number one ranked Beulah Miners Tuesday night.

By JOHN ABRAHAMSON

For the Herald

Posted Jan. 25, 2013

It was a tough night for the Killdeer Cowboys as they traveled east to play the number one ranked Beulah Miners Tuesday night. The Miners used a 32 point first quarter and ended with 94 overall as they hammered Killdeer 94-41 in District 14 basketball action. The loss dropped Killdeer’s seasonal mark to 6-7 overall and 2-2 in district play. The win propelled the Miners to 14-0 overall and 2-0 in district action.

Even though the Cowboys did manage to put 17 on the board in the first frame, the Miner pressure ended up being too much for Killdeer to handle. The hometown Miners put 32 on their side of the scoreboard and the rout

was on.

Beulah, which holds the number one ranking in the state, added more in the second period while holding Killdeer to 11.

Jesse Hettich and Trevor Zacher, the two Beulah guns, weren’t able to be controlled on their offensive end and both ended with double digits early

in the contest.

The third quarter found the Cowboys struggling to find the hoop. Coach Wayne Sanders’s squad could only put eight points on the board and the Miners again had a solid scoring quarter putting up another 25. At the end of 24 minutes, the Cowboys found themselves behind 80-36.

With both teams knowing the outcome of the district tilt, neither squad did much to put points on the board in the final frame. The Miners did add 14 to get their total to 94 while the Cowboys could only manage 5 and the score ended with Killdeer being smashed by 53 points.

Calum Blankenship ended the night as the only Cowboy in double figures with 10. Riley Blankenship added 8 while Brock Pittsley added 7.

Christian Kulish added 5 points and teammates Trenton Rohr and Cody Johnson added one less. The Cowboy scoring was rounded out by Hayes LeMieux with 2 and Lewis Dobitz had a free throw.

Hettich ended with 28 and Zacher finished with 26 for Beulah.

Beulah dominated the boards 40-18 and also finished with 26 steals against Killdeer’s 11. The Cowboys were 3-9 from the line while Beulah finished

16 of 21.


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