Sr. Boys dominate Hoxie - 63 to 41
Coach Chris Murray and the Corning Senior Boy’s Basketball team hopped off the bus in Hoxie Thursday, February 7 and snatched a conference win in convincing fashion. Corning got out of the gates quick like a heavily favored thoroughbred and never looked back. The Cats took a 16 to 5 lead into the second quarter of play. They were manhandling Hoxie on defense and taking advantage of forced turnovers by scoring in transition. By the time the fourth quarter came around Corning had already set the game on cruise control with a commanding 50 to 31 lead. The black and gold won this road game by a final score of 63 to 41. It was as convincing a road win as these boys have had all season long. This was the final scheduled game before the District Tournament and what better way to head into the tournament than with great momentum. This swarming defense held the Mustangs to two single digit scoring quarters. Corning also held the Mustangs to just one double digit scorer for the entire game. The Cats did all of this by not fouling much either. Hoxie only saw the charity stripe for a total of 10 free throw attempts throughout four quarters. Offensively, Corning executed just about everywhere on the court. The Cats made 10 points from the free throw line going 10 of 14. Corning knocked down seven shots from beyond the arc and dominated the paint inside. Corning showcased ten different scorers for the game which has been their method of operation all season. Leading the way in that department was Lucas Barajas. Barajas scored a game high 15 points going three for four from the free throw line. Colby Briney came in right behind Barajas with 13 points on the game hitting on three shots from beyond the arc. Jayden Wiedeman netted eight points.
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