Patriot boys prevail in Okabena

The Hills-Beaver Creek boys racked up their sixth-straight basketball victory Friday in Okabena.

Taking on Southwest United in a Red Rock Conference battle, the Patriots outscored the Wildcats in both halves of the game to prevail 79-62.

H-BC led by 10 points (42-32) at halftime before outscoring the Wildcats 37-30 in the second half to prevail by 17 points.

Jeff Sandbulte (22 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals), Dylan Gehrke (22 points) and Carey Taubert (11 points and eight rebounds) led H-BC to victory.

Dalton Bass added six rebounds and three assists to the winning cause.

Box score

Bass 3 0 1-4 7, Ellingson 0 0 0-2 0, Gallagher 2 0 0-1 4, Gehrke 5 1 9-10 22, Kerkhove-Brandt 1 0 0-0 2, Sandbulte 10 3 4-6 33, Taubert 5 0 1-2 11, Wagenaar 0 0 0-0 0.

Team statistics

H-BC: 30 of 64 field goals (47 percent), 15 of 25 free throws (60 percent), 33 rebounds, 14 turnovers.

SWU: 25 of 70 field goals (36 percent), eight of 15 free throws (53 percent), 40 rebounds, nine turnovers.

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