The C-EB Braves got their first look at region rival Chamberlain on Monday afternoon and the results wasn’t pretty as the Cubs took down the Braves 67-58 at home.
The Cubs were 6-3 coming into the contest and previously held the top spot in Region 6A. The Braves were sitting in first place prior to the meeting but after Monday’s defeat, sit second and share a 7-3 record with Chamberlain.
If all the cards fall into place, the two teams have a good chance of meeting in the region championship but there is still a lot of season to be played.
Chamberlain struck first, jumping out to a 6-2 lead. C-EB responded with an 8-4 run to tie the game at 10 each after Dayson Kohlus hit a three. The Cubs scored six unanswered points before Wyatt Jewett scored five points with a three and two from underneath to bring the score to 15-16 at the end of the first quarter.
Grant Kohlus scored 10 points in the second quarter to help the Braves outscore the Cubs 22 to 15 to enjoy a six point lead at halftime.
The Cubs came back in the third and cut the lead to one after outscoring C-EB 18-13.
Leading 50-49 to start the final quarter, C-EB managed only eight points while the Cubs surged ahead with 18 points in the quarter for the 67-58 win.
Grant Kohlus led the Braves with 14 points while younger brother Dayson put up 11 points. Brexton Traversie finished with nine points and pulled down nine rebounds for C-EB.
Dodge Knippling led both teams in scoring with a game high 30 points, followed by Seth Friesz who put up 16 and Tiegen Priebe who finished with 11.
The Braves enter the second half of the season and will be on the road for the next six contests. C-EB will travel to McLaughlin on Tuesday night and down to Kyle on Saturday to face the Little Wound Mustangs.