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Spring Hill 48, Louisburg 25

SPRING HILL – Friday’s game with Spring Hill was one the Louisburg boys basketball team would quickly like to forget.

Offense for the Wildcats was limited, and despite a solid defensive effort, Louisburg couldn’t get the road win it was looking for in a 48-25 loss to the Broncos at Spring Hill High School.

The Wildcats (7-9) put themselves in a big hole early on as Louisburg went scoreless in the second quarter and were outscored 27-5 in the second and third quarters. Louisburg had a difficult time against Spring Hill’s length as it couldn’t get a good shot against the Broncos’ zone defense.

“Spring Hill took us out of rhythm a little bit,” Louisburg coach Ty Pfannenstiel said. “I knew they had that zone in their pocket and I am surprised they didn’t use it the first time we played them. That is first time a team we have played has primarily went zone against us. We have seen it a few times here and there, but with their length, they were able to cause some problems for us. We were pretty passive against it, we didn’t’ pass really well out of it and we didn’t catch ready to shoot.

“To not score at all in the second quarter just really took us out of it and never really allowed us to get back in it. We have to find ways to score no matter what someone is playing against us and we just didn’t have it this time. Defensively I thought we played alright and holding them under 50 is about where we want to be. We have to be able to put the ball in the bucket.”

It was a competitive game after the first quarter as Louisburg trailed just 12-9, but Spring Hill outscored the Wildcats 10-0 in the second quarter and 17-5 in the third to pull away.

Louisburg had a tough time containing Spring Hill senior Brennen Feeback as recorded a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

“He is just consistent,” Pfannenstiel said of Feeback. “In all the games I have coached against him he has probably been around the 15-20 point mark each time. He is a consistent player and he has a lot of energy and bounce. He is a great player and he is tough to stop.”

Wildcat senior Kohl Vogel led Louisburg in scoring with 10 points, but was the lone Wildcat to reach double figures.

The Wildcats return to action Tuesday when they host Eudora for their first of four straight home games before the start of the postseason. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

“We will get home and face a couple good teams in Eudora and Bonner Springs this week,” Pfannenstiel said. “It will be great to play in front of our fans again and hopefully we can get a little momentum going.”


LOU               9             0             5             11 – 25

SH                  12           10           17           9 – 48

LOUISBURG (7-9): Kohl Vogel 4-9 0-1 10; Dylan DeShazer 2-4 0-1 4; Weston Guetterman 1-3 1-2 3; Brayden Gage 1-4 0-1 2; Noah Hill 1-5 0-0 2; Ben Guetterman 1-7 0-0 2; Madden Rutherford 1-2 0-0 2. Totals: 11-41 1-5 25. 3-point field goals: 2, (Vogel 2)