TRIBUNE When the season tipped off in early December, Greeley County boys coach Jeff Starkey said for his team to be successful it would have to find its ability to shoot from the perimeter.

As the season heads into its final two weeks, the Jackrabbits appear to have discovered their perimeter shooting and it was evident with a 60-39 triumph Saturday night over Stanton County in a non-league contest.

The Jackrabbits knocked down 10 3-pointers in their 14th consecutive win since the early season setback to Wichita Sunrise in the championship game of the Scott City Invitational.

"I knew we'd have to have the perimeter shooting to be a good team and we've come a long way since the start of the season," Starkey said after disposing of their third Hi-Plains League opponent. "It's really good for us to play a team like Stanton County now because the HPL teams are more physical and well-coached and this will be the style of play we see in regionals but sub-state."

Senior Isaac Wilson got the Jackrabbits off and running in the opening quarter as he hit the first three treys and added another two-pointer as Greeley County (16-1) opened an 18-8 advantage at the end of the period. Senior Kellum Schneider knocked down one 3-pointer, then in the second quarter Wilson was back at it again from long-range, connecting on three more while his brother Anthony added one. Greeley County raced to a 35-19 lead at halftime.

Starkey's biggest concern was stopping Stanton County's dribble-drive offensive plays that usually result in close-in shots in the lane.

"We had some issues guarding that tonight and that is something we'll have to work and get better at," Starkey said.

The Trojans battled, but had expended a lot of energy Friday when they took Hi-Plains League leader Southwestern Heights to the final moments of the game before falling 35-30, at home.

Alex Edmisson led the Trojans as he hit 6-of-8 field goals and finished with 13 points, and Austin Nairn added 10.

Wilson, with his 6-of-9 3-point performance, finished with 24 points. Kellum Schneider was the only other double-figure scorer for the Jackrabbits with 12. Greeley County was without junior starter Stephen Houston who sat out with an eye injury suffered Friday.

The Jackrabbits are home Tuesday for a WKLL game against Dighton.


Greeley Co. 60, Stanton Co. 39

STANTON CO. (7-9) Kendrick 0-3 0-0 0, Nairn 5-11 2-2 10, Perez 1-2 1-2 3, Holliday 0-3 0-0 0, M. Logan 0-4 1-2 1, Carruth 2-6 0-2 4, Grover 1-3 0-0 2, Butler 1-4 0-0 2, Sierra 2-5 0-0 4, Edmisson 5-8 1-1 13, Walker 0-1 0-0 0, D. Logan 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-52 5-9 39.

GREELEY CO. (16-1) Govert 0-1 2-2 2, Miller 3-10 0-0 6, Splitter 1-1 1-2 3, Nemechek 2-3 0-0 4, C. Schneider 0-0 0-0 0, A. Wilson 3-6 0-0 9, Robertson 0-5 0-0 0, K. Schneider 5-11 1-2 12, I. Wilson 8-13 2-2 24. Totals 22-50 6-8 60.

Stanton Co. 8 11 9 11 -- 39

Greeley Co. 18 17 13 12 -- 60

3-point goals Stanton Co. 0-6 (Kendrick 0-1), Nairn 0-2, Butler 0-2, Edmisson 0-1), Greeley Co. 10-20 (A. Wilson 3-6, Robertson 0-1, K. Schneider 1-4, I. Wilson 6-9). Rebounds Stanton Co. 30 (Nairn, M. Logan, Carruth, Sierra 4 each), Greeley Co. 38 (Miller 8). Turnovers Stanton Co. 11, Greeley Co. 12. Fouls Stanton Co. 10, Greeley Co. 11. Fouled out None.