Steers receive reinforcement, lose to Breckenridge
The Graham Steers received an early Christmas present Monday afternoon. Keion Shead joined the team for his first game of the season after recovering from an injury. His return was not enough as the Steers fell to Breckenridge at home, 66-39.
Monday was the third time the Steers and the Buckaroos met this season. The Bucks bested the Steers, 59-56, Nov. 30 at Breckenridge and again at the Breckenridge Tournament, 67-63.
While the Steers gained the shooting of Shead, they were still missing the inside presence of Ben Williams.
“With Keion, you get somebody who can shoot the ball,” Steers coach Kris Hise said. “He can move the ball around and he can shoot the ball from anywhere on the court.”
The Buckaroos opened the game with back-to-back baskets. A 3-pointer by Sean Cooksey and a 2-point shot by Zeke Castillo set the rest of the game in motion for the visiting Buckaroos, who led for the duration of the game. After a pair of missed free throws by Shead, he put the Steers on the scoreboard at the 5:20 minute mark of the opening quarter. The Steers did not score another basket until the 1:15 mark when Lawson Wenninger snapped a 10-0 run by the Buckaroos.
For the rest of the story, see the Dec. 25 edition of The Graham Leader.