(Elk Horn) Exira-EHK prevailed for a 57-52 boys basketball win over Charter Oak-Ute on the road. For the Spartans it was just their third win of the season.
Jake Paulsen posted 25 points and 11 rebounds along with three blocked shots. Coach Doug Newton says the team did a good job of getting the ball to him in places where he could be successful. Down the stretch Lucas Schwery drew a key charge and Brady Hansen knocked down a big three in the final minute.
Coach Newton says the game was sloppy at times, but his team was able to erase a 4 points 4th quarter lead by being agressive and getting to the free throw line.
Coming up next for 3-11 Exira-EHK is a matchup against conference leader Ar-We-Va. The Rockets are undefeated and Coach Newton admits his team will definitely have to have their best effort to play with Ar-We-Va.
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