Ponca powers past Panthers
SIOUX CITY — Kingsley-Pierson opened the game with an early two point lead 15 seconds into a matchup against Ponca (Neb.) on Saturday morning, but the Panthers trailed the vast majority of the remaining minutes, going on to lose 64-40. Ponca is at the top of Class C2 in Nebraska and moves to 12-0 on the season with the win.
The Panthers had a tough time shooting at the Tyson Events Center on the final day of the CNOS Foundation Basketball Classic, especially from the perimeter where they shot just 2-of-13 (15 percent) from beyond the arc. Kyler Krieg hit one for his only three points of the game while Kaden Schroeder added the other. It was a strong performance from Schroeder as he led the team with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.
Jessen Reinking was the next best in scoring for the team as he ended with seven points. He led the team with six rebounds.
Leading scorer Nathan Keck was limited to just five points, nearly 12 below his season average. Keck turned the ball over eight times while Cam Bainbridge had seven giveaways as part of 20 team turnovers.
Ponca was led by 17 points from Carter Kingsbury who buried five 3-pointers in the game. Connor Day and Logan Kingsbury ended with 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Kingsley-Pierson falls to 7-4 on the season and will host Lawton-Bronson on Tuesday. The Eagles were also victims of Ponca as they lost by an 82-39 margin earlier this season.
Ponca 13 16 16 19 64
K-P 8 12 7 13 40
Kingsley-Pierson: (Individual) Points- Schroeder 13, Reinking 7, Keck 5, Bohle 4, Krieg 3, Bainbridge 2, Sitzmann 2, Christopherson 2, Lindgren 2; Rebounds- Reinking 6, Lindgren 5, Schroeder 4; Assists- Keck, Bainbridge, Schroeder; Steals- Bainbridge 3, Keck 1, Sitzmann 1, Lindgren 1; Blocks- Bainbridge, Lindgren; (Team) FG 16-47, 3ptFG 2-13, FT 6-12, OFF-DEF REB 9-24/33, AST 3, STL 6, BLK 2;
Ponca: (Individual) Points- Carter Kingsbury 17, Connor Day 14, Logan Kingsbury 13, Max Masin 6, Brandon Kneifl 4, Dalton Tremayne 2, Gage McGill 2, Jayde Reid 2, Jacob Brockhaus 2, Cole Richards 2; (Team) FG 23-52, 3ptFG 7-17, FT 11-14, OFF-DEF REB 7-22/29, AST 5, STL 8, BLK 3