(Harlan) The (14-2) Harlan Community Cyclones boy’s basketball team has been forced to regroup after losing their second starter to injury last week. First it was outside shooting threat Kyle Juhl who suffered a season ending knee injury. If that wasn’t bad enough, last week, Kyle’s brother, Adam, the teams point guard, was sidelined with a knee injury as well.
Coach Osborn says the loss of the Juhl brothers is a significant blow to the team.
Adam Juhl was shooting 40-percent from beyond the 3-point line before his injury and Kyle Juhl was described by Coach Osborn as a drop dead three-point shooter.
Osborn says they are now forced to play seven deep instead of nine. The Cyclones are preparing for a (4-12), Atlantic team that jumped out to an 11-0 lead the first time these two met. The Cyclones battled back to win 59-45, and Coach Osborn says they have to play a more up tempo game against the Trojans this second time around.
Trey Lansman leads the team in scoring averaging nearly 18-points a game and nearly 10-rebounds. Nathan Cave averages 14-points a game and six boards a contest, and Gabe Ferry is scoring nine-points a game. Harlan’s offense has been solid. The Cyclones shooting percent is right around 44.5-percent, 35-percent from beyond the arc, and 71-percent from the free throw line. They are averaging 63.3 points per game while holding the opposition to just 43.8 points a contest.
Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. we will have the game on KS95.7 fm. Pre-game starts at 7:15.
Click for the interview with Harlan coach Mitch Osborn
February 5, 2014