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Lake Holcombe rolls through week of conference break

The Lake Holcombe boys basketball program ended the week with a triple crown for wins, making their busy schedule look easy, as they stepped out of the conference for the three match-ups.

Jan. 14 vs. Prairie Farm non-conference (W 73-47)

The Chieftains were at home for the first bout of the week, taking on Prairie Farm.

“It was once again a night for great team play,” said coach Joy Webster. “We had four players in double figures, and Tyler Dixon had a great night off the bench and was close behind with nine (points).”

Lake Holcombe took a comfortable 20-point lead into halftime and while Prairie Farm put in a better scoring effort in the second half, Lake Holcombe’s cushioned lead was enough to seal the 73-47 victory.

Senior Josh Jones led the team with 7 assists, while senior Jarred Jiskra had his best game of the season, with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals. Fellow senior Kaden Kinney hit a double-double, with 16 points and 10 steals.

Junior Kaden Crank also played well, with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals.

“Brock Flater continues to hit from the outside, putting up 13 points and opening up our inside game,” said Webster.

The junior Flater knocked down two, three-point shots, contributing to his 13 points, while senior Dixon also launched a three. Sophomore Dylan Bowen also got in on the three-point action, notching one from beyond the arc.

Rounding things out, sophomore Colton Minnick ended with 3 points, while junior Will Kliegle added 2.

“This team is a talented and unselfish group of individuals,” said Webster, “and I think if you came to watch, you would want to come back.”

Jan. 16 vs. Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) non-conference (W 98-15) Two days later, fans saw the Chieftains almost hit the century mark on the scoreboard, as they took on LCO. It was all Lake Holcombe, all game.

“It was another night to give everyone some minutes on the floor,” said Webster.

The Chieftains went into halftime in a big way, up 63- 13. LCO couldn’t muster any offense and only scored two points in the second half, while Lake Holcombe continued their onslaught.

With the score in their favor, the home team walked away with an easy 98-15 win.

“Jones’ hustle and defense continues to play a crucial role on our ability to score,” said Webster. “He had a nice night with 7 assists, 7 rebounds and 10 steals.”

Kinney had a double-double, with 11 steals and 21 points. Webster says Flater came out on fire, scoring the first nine of 11 points, and racking up 19 of his 23 points in the first half, including three, three-pointers. Jiskra also had 4 points, along with 4 assists.

Crank also had a good night on the offensive and defensive sides of the game, scoring 15 points, along with 7 assists. He also had 6 steals and pulled down 6 rebounds, while Minnick ended with 4 points.

Sophomore Brendan Anders, Kliegle, Dixon and sophomore Nate Jones had nice points off the bench, with 8, 6 and 5 points, respectively.

“Next week will be a big week for us, playing three big games in five days,” said Webster.

Jan. 20 vs. Prentice non-conference (W 70-59)

After a break over the weekend, Lake Holcombe headed to Prentice, where the Chieftains came up with another win for the season. Lake Holcombe went into halftime with a 10-point lead, and while the scoring in the second half was almost neck-and-neck, the Chieftains brought home a 70-59 victory.

Jiskra was the high scorer for Lake Holcombe, notching 18 points, including two, three-pointers, while J. Jones and Crank were right behind with 15 points each, both knocking down a three. Kinney added 14 to the score and Flater finished the night with 5 points, three of those from outside the arc.

Minnick ended the scoring with 3 points from long distance.

The wins put Lake Holcombe at 8-2 overall on the season.