How sweep it is

The Hill CIty boys dominated just like the girls. The Ringnecks never trailed, led 11-2 after six minutes and change, and coasted to a 54-22 victory, their ninth consecutive win over Smith Center in the boys series.

Keith Riley’s squad led by as many as 17 in the first half before going to halftime up 26-12. The Ringnecks weren’t sharp in the first half of the third quarter, even though the Redmen never got closer than 14. Following a timeout, Hill City got it going, outscoring Smith Center 12-2 the rest of the period to go ahead 44-20.

With 6:52 remaining, the margin reached 30, meaning the clock would run continuously for the remainder of the game.

Smith Center coach Joe Burgardt picked up a technical foul in the fourth quarter. He had to be frustrated.

The Redmen fell to 3-11, while the Ringnecks upped their mark to 9-5.

Time for me to wrap this up and drive north to Norton. I’ll pick it up there.

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on February 6, 2015, in Basketball, Hill City HS, KSHSAA, Smith Center HS, Sports and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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