No.1 BVNW sweeps past BVSW, 70-48, in Sweetheart game

The boys varsity basketball team defeated Blue Valley Southwest, Friday Feb. 1. Senior Christian Braun and sophomore Jack Chapman lead the huskies to a 70-48 win with a combined score of 43 points. The win improves the huskies record to 13-1 on the season.

Aidan Knauth, Writer

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With senior center Mike Peake missing the last three games due to an ankle injury, the Huskies had to find a way to work around his absence, senior Christian Braun said, as Peake has been a key player to their success so far this season.

“He’s a really good inside presence so so it’s really hard to play without him, and his rebounding so he means a lot to us, we need him back.” Braun said.

With Peake out, the Huskies were still favored to win over the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves.

At the end of the first quarter, the Huskies had a seven point lead. Then, without Peake down low, the Huskies moved the ball to find an open man to drive to the basket.

With 5:05 left in the fourth quarter, sophomore guard, Jack Chapman, was key to pulling out an 18 point lead. After extending the lead to 20, Fritz decided to put in the junior varsity squad to finish out the game.

While Braun finished with 29 points, four rebounds and three assists, the guard said he wasn’t please with his performance.

“I wasn’t good inside, [29 points] looks good, but I wasn’t good at the free throw line so I got a lot to work on before [Bishop] Miege on Tuesday.” said Braun.

Braun and Chapman said the team needs to work on their defense and pick up the intensity for the next game. Blue Valley Northwest’s next game will be against Bishop Miege Tuesday at BVNW at 7:00 p.m.