State-rated Amherst topped Axtell 61-45 on December 17 in Axtell. The Cats entered the holiday break at 3-4 and resume play on December 28-29 at the Axtell Holiday Tournament.
Axtell hung tough with Amherst in the first half even though the Broncos won the first period 17-13 and the second 11-6 for a lead at halftime of 28-19.
In the third quarter, Amherst forced a number of turnovers and turned up the defensive pressure in posting a huge 25-4 advantage that led to the Broncos being up 53-23.
see December 29 Courier for full story