Axtell and Elm Creek went toe-to-toe on January 13 in Axtell but the Buffs escaped with a 45-39 win over the Cats. Axtell dropped to 4-9.
The FKC foes were even at 11-11 at the conclusion of the opening quarter. Cooper Miller, Carson Lindau and Brennan Runge all hit three-pointers.
The second period was more of a defensive struggle but Axtell outdid Elm Creek 9-5 for a 20-16 lead at intermission. Miller scored four and Cal Johnson three.
see January 19 Courier for full story