On Feb. 7, Nevada traveled to Gilbert to play the Tigers, but were unable to complete the season sweep as they were defeated 52-67. Nevada got off to a good start and led 18-11 after the first quarter, but didn’t play good enough defense, had too many turnovers, and shot the ball poorly the rest of the way. They were led by Duncan Westphal’s 11 points, while Erik Fevold, Bennett Thompson, and Chris Dobernecker each had nine points.
Nevada got back on the winning track on Feb. 8 as they beat Roland-Story 69-37. The Cubs outscored the Norse 23-4 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. They also forced 27 turnovers throughout the game as their press really sparked their play. Noah Stowe led the way with 18 points, while Jacob DeVries came off the bench hot, scoring 10 fourth quarter points. Jake Kapustka also played a good game on the inside with eight points and five rebounds.
On Feb. 11, Nevada played PCM and avenged one of their earlier losses defeating the Mustangs 55-41. The Cubs won with stellar half court and full court defense and hot shooting as they drained nine three pointers. Joe Heintz was the leading scorer with 18 points, including four three pointers. Zach Hansen added 11 points, while Stephen Dolley played well on the interior with six points and seven rebounds.
Nevada wrapped up their season on Feb. 13 defeating Greene County, 59-42. The Cubs jumped out to a 21-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Nevada again nailed nine three pointers and the Rams couldn’t handle the Cub’s pressure as Nevada nabbed 29 steals in the game. Ten different Cubs scored in the game and were led by Westphal’s 13 points.
The Cubs did a great job of working hard and improving this year and end their season with a record of 14-2.
— Submitted by Coach Hinson