The Belmond-Klemme boys basketball team had trouble scoring against Bishop Garrigan in the opening game of the 2021-22 season Nov. 30.
The Broncos managed to score only nine points in each of the first two quarters, and were down 48-18 at halftime of the road game. The final score was 75-34 in favor of the Golden Bears.
B-K had a balanced scoring attack. Sophomore Tyreon Franklin led the team with nine points. He also snagged eight rebounds and had four steals. Franklin was also credited with three assists.
Junior Brody Kern and sophomore Nolan Krauss scored six points apiece. Both of the Broncos’ points came on two three-pointers. Brian Duran scored five points, all of them free throws, while Mitchell Fahrmann had four points. The scoring was rounded out with baskets by Zander McLemore and Ben Montenegro.
Rebounds were grabbed by Fahrmann (four); Kern (three); Duran, Bradan Gabrielson, and Cooper Schleisman (two each); and Brody Paulsen and Hutch McMurray (one apiece).
Duran, Kern and Marcelino Gonzalez each were credited with an assist.
Fahrmann and McLemore each had a block, while Gabrielson, Fahrmann, Gonzalez, and Montenegro had steals.
The boys had another tough game on the road with a 77-26 loss at Lake Mills Dec. 3.
Three juniors contributed most of the scoring – Brody Kern, Bradan Gabrielson, and Cooper Schleisman each scored five points. Kern and Schleisman each hit a three-pointer.
Zander McLemore also scored his three points on a long distance basket. The Bronco total was rounded out by two points from Tyreon Franklin, Brian Duran, Mitchell Fahrmann, and Ethan German.
Franklin led the defense with six rebounds and four steals.
The Broncos travelled to Manly for the final road game of the long week Dec. 4. B-K faced Central Springs, and lost 63-33.
B-K did rack up the most points in a quarter so far, scoring 14 in the second quarter. The Broncos only trailed 24-20 at the break. But the Panthers came out strong in the second half. The offense threw down 39 points, while holding the Bronco scoring to 13.
Brian Duran led the offense with nine points and two assists.
Three Broncos scored six points – Tyreon Franklin, Brody Kern, and Mitchell Fahrmann. Nolan Krauss and Cooper Schleisman each added two points, while Bradan Gabrielson and Ben Montenegro added one free throw apiece.
The Broncos had 20 rebounds and eight steals.