BV falls to BVNW Huskies in varsity boys basketball

Jordan McEntee, Sports Editor, Staff Writer

The Tiger basketball team took on the 11-1 Huskies from Blue Valley Northwest tonight.
A few dozen fans in the student section dressed up for the white out game.
Seniors Jack Porter and John Stoothoff and juniors Connor Hurst, Andrew Reinkemeyer and Mitch Sundquist started the game for the Tigers.
The Huskies won the first posession and came out quick with a three-pointer from BVNW sophomore Clayton Custer.
BV combated these points with a solid jump shot from Stoothoff, scoring the first basket for the Tigers.
However, the Huskies were a force to be reckoned with. It seemed Custer, who is being recruited by several Division I universities as a sophomore, could not miss a three-point shot. He provided several points for BVNW to take a strong lead.
The Tigers had many turnovers, most of which resulted in breakaways and easy layups or quick jump shots for the Huskies, giving them a convincing lead.
The scoreboard read 11-33 going into the locker room at half time.
BV picked up the pace a bit in the third quarter, with senior Brady Buescher, Stoothoff and Hurst making aggressive drives into the lane, racking up a few points for the Tigers.
However, after each valiant effort by BV, the Huskies would come right back and make up for it.
The Tigers still trailed 27-49 at the end of the third quarter.
BV had quite a bit of ground to make up in the fourth quarter if they were to stand a chance at making a comeback.
The Tigers scored several baskets, but BVNW always scored the take the lead back soon after. There was a pretty consistent 20-point margin between the teams throughout the fourth quarter.
Junior Chandler Butler knocked down a nice three-point shot with 20 seconds left in the game, but, unfortunately, this was not enough to make a dent in the Huskies lead. The final buzzer sounded with a score of 48-61.
The Tigers will face the Mustangs of Blue Valley North on Thursday, Feb. 2 at BV.