by Jodi Turner
The Belmond-Klemme boys basketball team traveled to North Union Jan. 28 for a rematch between the teams.
Kaleb Carlson hit a three-pointer to start the game, followed up by Triston Yoder’s lay-up as B-K went up 5-0. Carlson came down with a steal and the quick turn-around basket as B-K dominated, 9-0. Jordan Meyer and Dylan Anderson each scored before the Warriors collected their first points. B-K held on to a big lead, 20-3, in the first quarter.
NU had a 5-0 scoring run before Carson Lane went the length of the court to score. The Warriors added a few more points before Jaace Weidemann hit both his free throws, and the Broncos led at the half, 27-14.
In the third quarter, Carlson’s lay-up kept the Broncos on the winning path. Lane had a three-point play by hitting a lay-up and then sinking his free-throw. The Broncos were ahead 36-19. A back door from Yoder added another two points, followed up by Carlson steal and lay-up as B-K continued to shine, 44-24.
NU went on a 6-0 run to start the fourth quarter, but it didn’t take long before the Broncos went on their own scoring run. Weidemann and Yoder each added two points as the Broncos didn’t look back. Meyer made his own three-point play by taking the foul on a basket and making the follow-up free throw. B-K claimed the victory, 59-39.
Belmond-Klemme hosted North Iowa Feb. 3. NI jumped to a 7-3 lead at the start of the game. Jordan Meyer hit his first three-pointer of the game to make the score 7-6. Carson Lane took a hard foul but hit the basket before heading to the free throw line. The Broncos hit two more three-pointers (Kaleb Carlson and Meyer) as the quarter came to an end with B-K ahead 15-10.
In the second period, both Anderson and Triston Yoder had quick baskets, putting the Broncos up 24-18. The crowd came alive when Yoder stepped behind the three-point arc and hit the long range shot. As the quarter was about to end, Anderson drove in and took the foul. He stepped to the line and hit both free throws as B-K stayed on top, 32-25.
In the second half, NI cut the lead down with a 6-0 run before Jaace Weidemann stole the ball and hit a three-pointer, the ninth three-pointer of the game for B-K.
In the fourth quarter, the Broncos continued to have a great game with Meyer, Weidemann and Lane all scoring lay-ups. The B-K boys also did a great job at the free-throw line. Weidemann and Anderson each went 2-2 to finish up the game, as the Broncos won 74-56.