Men win 82-77 in final home game
The Pratt Community College men’s basketball team played their last game in the Beaver Dome on Saturday night, and the sophomores finished their career by finishing a close game.
“If only we could only have done this all year,” said Jesse Shaw, head coach. “In a back-and-forth affair from the start to the finish, the boys took control late courtesy of some big shots on the offensive end, and some big stops on the defensive end.”
According to Shaw, the Colby Trojans shot from the three point line like they were professionals on Saturday night, hitting on 48% of their attempts, but the Beavers kept countering with big plays themselves, and eventually closed the game out on top by a score of 82-77.
The sophomores stepped up on sophomore night, according to Shaw.
Bryton Hobbs led all scorers with 26 points and seven assists, Trae Beck hit three 3-pointers to chip in 13 points.
According to Shaw, “John Rutherford played one of his most complete games of the year,” with stat line of 11 points, seven assists, and five rebounds.
Josh May hit double-figures with 10 points to compliment his eight rebounds. Freshmen Aaron Abram had another double-double with 10 points and 12 boards.
The team will travel to Coffeyville on March 7 to play the Red Ravens in the first round of the Region VI Tournament. The Red Ravens are 27-3 and ranked seventh.
“The guys have played with everyone all year though, and haven’t been scared of anyone,” Shaw said. “We’ve got nothing to lose at this point. We’ll see if we can shock the world.”