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JV boys go 7-2 since Christmas break
Sports · February 08, 2018


West Branch High School’s junior varsity boys basketball team mixed with Regina and West Liberty in recent action.


On Feb. 1, the Bears trounced West Liberty 57-27 at home.

1 2 3 4 T

WB 20 13 9 15 57

WL 6 1 11 9 27

Stats: Ben Kyllingstad 0 2-5 2, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals; Zach Thompson 2 4-6 8, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 4 steals; Trey Eagle 3 0-0 6, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 2 turnovers; Jeffrey Tunnell 1 turnovers, 2 fouls; Matt Whaley 3 2-2 9, 1 3-pointer, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 5 turnovers, 1 foul; Atlas Kolpin 1 0-0 2, 1 rebound, 1 turnover, 1 foul; Matt Paulsen 3 0-0 6, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 turnover, 1 foul; Kelby Burger 1 steal, 1 turnover; Gavin Hierseman 1 rebound, 1 turnover; Simon Palmer 1 1-1 3, 1 rebound, 1 turnover; Bryce Simpson 2 0-0 4, 2 assists; Dalyn Pedersen 1 assist; Marcus Gould 2 0-0 4, 1 foul; Jeff Bowie 5 3-3 13, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 turnovers. Team totals: 22 12-17 57, 1 3-pointer, 26 rebounds, 17 assists, 15 steals, 14 turnovers, 6 fouls.

Against Regina, the Bears were edged out 28-27.

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WB 11 4 4 8 27

Reg 3 8 10 7 28

Stats: Ben Kyllingstad 1 0-0 2, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 fouls; Zach Thompson 1 0-0 2, 1 assist, 2 steals, 3 turnovers, 1 foul; Trey Eagle 1 0-0 2, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 turnover, 1 foul; Matt Whaley 0 4-4 4, 3 assists, 1 foul; Matt Paulsen 2 0-0 5, 1 3-pointer, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers; Jeff Bowie 6 0-2 12, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 turnovers, 2 fouls. Team totals: 11 4-6 27, 1 3-pointer, 14 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals, 10 turnovers, 7 fouls.

The Bears also played several games after Christmas, winning six and losing only one in that month.

West Branch defeated Durant 46-29 on Jan. 2.

Scoring: Ben Kyllingstad 7, Zach Thompson 9, Trey Eagle 2, Matt Whaley 6, Matt Paulsen 3, Jeff Bowie 17.

The team had 2 3-pointers, 21 rebounds, 8 assists, 13 steals, 8 turnovers and 8 fouls.

On Jan. 5, the boys fell to Northeast Goose Lake 36-29.

Scoring: Zach Thompson 11, Trey Eagle 5, Jeff Bowie 13

The team had 1 3-pointer, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 9 steals, 9 turnovers and 14 fouls.

On Jan. 9, the boys beat Wilton 61-20.

Scoring: Ben Kyllingstad 6, Zach Thompson 15, Trey Eagle 8, Matt Whaley 2, Matt Paulsen 2, Gavin Hierseman 2, Bryce Simpson 2, Dayln Pedersen 4, Jeff Bowie 20.

The team had 2 3-pointers, 25 rebounds, 15 assists, 23 steals, 7 turnovers and 5 fouls.

On Jan. 12, the Bears beat Mid-Prairie 43-40.

Scoring: Ben Kyllingstad 5, Zach Thompson 8, Trey Eagle 4, Matt Whaley 4, Matt Paulsen 11, Jeff Bowie 11.

The team had 33 rebounds, 11 assists, 8 steals, 12 turnovers and 7 fouls.

On Jan. 16, the Bears beat Tipton 47-38.

Scoring: Zach Thompson 14, Trey Eagle 7, Matt Whaley 9, Matt Paulsen 5, Jeff Bowie 12

The team had 1 3-pointer, 25 rebounds, 8 assists, 9 steals and 16 fouls.

On Jan. 19, the Bears beat Bellevue 48-29.

Scoring: Zach Thompson 8, Trey Eagle 5, Matt Whaley 6, Matt Paulsen 6, Jeff Bowie 23

The team had 22 rebounds, 8 assists, 6 steals, 7 turnovers and 9 fouls.

On Jan. 26, West Branch defeated North Cedar 43-27.

Scoring: Ben Kyllingstad 6, Zach Thompson 12, Trey Eagle 3, Matt Whaley 4, Matt Paulsen 6, Bryce Simpson 2, Jeff Bowie 10

The team had 1 3-pointer, 26 rebounds, 5 assists, 13 steals, 10 turnovers and 6 fouls.

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