By Greg Perkins
The Roadrunners stopped a two-game skid with an impressive 58-46 road win at Joseph City Tuesday night.
Holbrook came into this contest off back-to-back losses to Winslow, but jumped out of the gate quickly, pouring in 25 first quarter points. Kyle Chee netted 12 to lead the early burst. Jacob Fields scored 10 of the Wildcats’ 14 first quarter points. Fields dropped another nine in the second quarter helping the Wildcats cut Holbrook’s lead to just seven at the half.
Both teams played solid defense in the third quarter, with the two squads combining for just 11 points, leaving Holbrook on top by eight heading to the fourth. In the final stanza, Holbrook got the lead, then held the ball out, forcing Joseph City to foul down the stretch.
Chee hit all six of his free throw attempts, helping Holbrook counter a 28-point performance from Fields to secure the 12-point win.
Holbrook was led by Chee, who finished with 23 points on the night. Marlin Martin added 9, Sheldon Silversmith, 8, Andon Hatch, 7, Dontae Hollins, 3, and Triston Zahne and Robert Nelson, 2 each. Holbrook made just three treys, but went 15 for 17 at the line.
Joseph City was led by Fields’ 28 points. Only two others scored for the Cats, with Wyatt Johnson getting 14 and Chance Rush finishing with 4. Joseph City made two threes and went 10 for 13 at the line.
Holbrook 25 11 6 16 58
Joseph City 14 15 5 12 46
With the win Holbrook improved to 2-7 in power point contests. The Wildcats dropped to 4-5 in power ranking games.
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By Greg Perkins