Slow start sinks Rockets at T-town

Despite draining two more treys than the Wooden Shoes, the 9-7 advantage did not keep the Unity's boys basketball team from absorbing their first loss of the season on the road on December 4.

Coming off a 61-53 win over Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin in their season opener at home on November 30, the Rockets' got off to a slow start against Teutopolis, scoring just seven first-quarter points to their opponent's 14.

By the end of the half, Unity trailed by 14 and was in the same position by the end of the third quarter at 48-34.

Blake Kimball scored seven of his 12 points for the night in the final quarter. The senior also went 2-for-2 from the free-throw line.

Tristan Price, who matched Kimball's performance from the line with two third-quarter shots from the line, finished the night with 8 points. Austin Langendorf was the team's second-leading scorer with 11 points.

The Wooden Shoes were paced by 16-point outputs from juniors Brendan Niebrugge and Caleb Siemer. Kayden Althoff converted on all six attempts from the free-throw line for Teutopolis.

Box Score

Final: Teutopolis 59 - Unity 51

Unity --
Kimball 10-2-12, Cowan 6-0-6, Thomas 7-0-7, Warfel 3-0-3, Price 6-2-8, Langendorf 9-2-11, Maxwell 2-0-2.

Teutopolis --
B. Niebrugge 15-1-16, M. Niebrugge 7-2-9, K. Althoff 3-6-9, M. Althoff 2-0-2, J. Niebrugge 6-1-7, Siemer 12-4-16.