Axtell claimed the 2020 Fort Kearny Conference Tournament title by defeating first-year league member Ansley-Litchfield 60-49 at the Viaero Center in Kearney on February 8. The Cats’ three wins in the tourney moved them to 15-5. Recent Axtell FKC champs were the teams in 2006, 2009 and 2010.
Ans-Lit led only twice in the contest, once at 2-0 and the other at 6-5, both in the opening quarter. Brennan Runge scored seven and Zach Hinrichs four as the Cats led 12-8 after one period.
The Cats led by as many as five three times in the second quarter but the foes were tied at 22 until Tyler Danburg nailed a three with a minute to go in the half. The Spartans outscored Axtell 14-13 in the second but the Cats went into intermission on top 25-22. Danburg scored five and Hinrichs four.
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