Logan-Palco opens basketball season at Grainfield

By: Shannon Kats
| Published 12/04/2023

(Palco) Grabbing the offensive rebound, senior Abi Eickleberry puts the ball back up in the varsity competition against the Thunderhawks. Photo by Shannon Kats

After participating in the High School Basketball Jamboree in Phillipsburg on Tuesday, Nov., the Logan-Palco Trojans opened their season at Grainfield on Friday, Dec. 1 versus Wheatland-Grinnell.

The Lady Thunderhawks played very efficiently and hit the boards hard, which boosted them above the Trojan competitors winning 25-10 in two quarters of JV play and 56-29 in the varsity contest.

Post players Mara Kats and Lylah Voss scored 10 and 8 points respectively. Senior Ansley Delimont added 8 rebounds.

In 3 quarters of JV boys action, sophomore Case Ashmore scored 11 points, and freshman Taden Gottschalk added 9 in the 28-39 loss.

The varsity boys quickly turned things around as they jumped to the early lead and didn't look back, winning 68-17. Junior Rhett Kats found the bucket early to score 20 points and 7 rebounds, with Case Ashmore adding 14 points.

The Trojans will participate in the Castle Rock Tournament in Quinter with the girls taking on Wheatland-Grinnell again at 6 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 5 and the boys playing Western Plains-Healy at 7:30.