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WBHS boys JV basketball beats West Liberty, Winfield
Sports · December 21, 2017


West Branch High School’s boys junior varsity basketball team won two games and lost two games in recent action On Dec. 16, the Bears beat Comets 49-29 at West Liberty.


West Branch shot better than 51 percent from the field and nearly 48 percent from the free-throw line.

1 2 3 4 T

WB 15 14 12 8 49

WL 9 5 7 8 29

West Branch stats: Ben Kyllingstad 1 1-4 3, 1 rebound, 1 foul; Zach Thompson 3 1-4 7, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 foul; Trey Eagle 0 2-4 2, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 fouls; Matt Whaley 1 2-2 4, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals; Cael Fiderlein 2 rebounds, 1 foul; Matt Paulsen 3 0-0 7, 1 3-pointer 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 foul; Gavin Hierseman 1 0-0 2; Simon Palmer 1 rebound, 1 assist; Jeff Bowie 10 4-5 24, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block; Dalyn Pedersen 0 0-2 0. Team totals: 19 10-21 49, 1 3-pointers, 29 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals, 1 block, 8 fouls.

On Dec. 8, the Bears traveled to Winfield to defeat the home team 55-13.

West Branch shot more than 52 percent from the field and nearly 56 percent from the free-throw line.

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WB 15 17 11 12 55

Win 2 4 6 1 13

West Branch stats: Ben Kyllingstad 2 3-6 7, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 foul; Zach Thompson 5 1-1 11, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal; Trey Eagle 3 0-0 6, 2 rebounds; Matt Whaley1 rebound, 5 steals, 1 foul; Atlas Kolpin 1 0-0 2, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 fouls; Cael Fiderlein 0 1-2 1; Matt Paulsen 1 0-0 3, 1 3-pointer, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals; Gavin Hierseman 1 0-0 3, 1 3-pointer, 1 rebound; Bryce Simpson 1 0-0 2; Dalyn Pedersen 1 0-0 2, 3 rebounds, 2 fouls; Marcus Gould 1 0-0 2, 1 rebound; Jeff Bowie 8 0-0 16, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block. Team totals: 24 5-9 55, 2 3-pointers, 30 rebounds, 13 assists, 11 steals, 1 block, 7 fouls.

On Dec. 12, West Branch hosted Cascade and fell to the visitors, 37-24.

The Bears shot about 23 percent from the field and nearly 54 percent from the free-throw line.

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Cas 9 4 12 12 37

WB 0 13 2 9 24

West Branch stats: Ben Kyllingstad 3 rebounds, 1 foul; Zach Thompson 3 4-5 13, 3 3-pointers, 1 rebound, 4 fouls; Trey Eagle 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 fouls; Matt Whaley 1 0-2 3, 1 3-pointer, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 4 fouls; Jeff Bowie 1 3-4 5, 1 rebounds, 1 foul. Unknown 1 foul. Team totals: 6 7-13 24, 5 3-pointers, 20 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 14 fouls.

On Dec. 15, the Bears hosted Regina, losing to the Regals 39-26.

West Branch shot more than 21 percent from the field and 50 percent from the free-throw line.

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Reg 6 14 8 11 39

WB 4 4 9 9 26

West Branch stats: Ben Kyllingstad 2 0-3 4, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 foul; Zach Thompson 2 1-1 5, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 foul; Trey Eagle 2 0-0 6, 2 3-pointers, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 fouls; Matt Whaley 0 1-2 1, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 foul; Matt Paulsen 0 2-2 2, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 foul; Bryce Simpson 1 foul; Jeff Bowie 3 2-4 8, 3 frebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 foul. Team totals: 9 6-12 26, 2 3-pointers, 20 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 steals, 2 blocks, 8 fouls

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