A-L Tops Axtell

Axtell and Ansley-Litchfield met in a Fort Kearny Conference boys’ clash on December 16 in Ansley, a contest Ansley pulled out 63-55. The Cats fell to 3-3. 

A banked three-pointer at the first quarter horn allowed the Spartans to go up 17-16 after one period. Axtell then led for about half of the second quarter until Ans-Lit went on an 11-2 run to finish out the half putting the Spartans in the lead at halftime 28-23. Ans-Lit scored 11, Axtell 7 in the period. 

The Cats got down as many as seven in the third quarter but scratched their way back to lead 34-32 at 2:38. But an 8-2 run by the Spartans had them up at the end of the third 40-36. Axtell edged Ans-Lit 13-12 in the quarter. 

see December 29 Courier for full story