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Columbus Boys Stand in the Way of Lone Tree’s Conference Title

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 8:29 am
Author: KCII Radio- Drew Shradel

Undefeated Lone Tree boys travel to Columbus for a game tonight.

Lone Tree is shooting 45.5 percent from the floor, 40 percent from the three point arc and scoring 74.5 points per game.

They are led by the seventh leading scorer in all of 1A Bryan Forbes with 455 points on the year, averaging 24 points per game.

Lions head coach Tom Squires said rebounding will determine who wins.

“I think first of all Columbus has a lot of size so I think one of the keys for us is we have to rebound well, our kids need to box out and do a really good job on the boards,” Squires said. “We’ve been a pretty good rebounding team all season, L-M when they played us at home out rebounded us, and we only out rebounded Springville by one, so we’re going to have to do a much better job on the boards, and the second key for us is always that we have to get out in transition.”

Columbus is still looking for that first win on the year, as they are shooting 41 percent from the field and scoring 46.5 points per game.

The Wildcat’s leading scorer is Chase Finke with 226 points on the year.

Columbus head coach Mark Beerends said tonight’s game is about defense and trying to limit Forbes’ points.

“We did a box of one because we wanted to eliminate Forbes who is their leading scorer, and he still got his points, but he had to work for them, we put our best defender on him, and tonight we might do that a little bit, and we might run some man defense on them, but the key thing for us is as soon as the shot goes up we have to crash the boards and eliminate the chance for them to get second and third opportunities to score points,” Beerends said.

If Lone Tree wins tonight, they will solely win the conference title.

Columbus and Lone Tree meet tonight at Columbus with tip-off at 7:30.