Gothenburg Swedes beat Plainsmen Saturday
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Forward Korey Ahlenstorf took one lob pass to the right block after another and banged them off the glass in leading his Swedes to a 66-34 rout of the Plainsmen in Gothenburg Saturday night.
Ironically, Taylor Boldt’s drive and Alex Johnston’s hook shot gave the visiting Plainsmen a 4-0 lead.
Ahlenstorf then began a 19-0 Gothenburg avalanche during which he scored 10 of those 19 points.
Guard Brett Dockweiler stepped up to drain two three pointers in the second quarter and keep the pressure on the Plainsmen; Gothenburg led 31-11 at halftime.
Reserve forward Logan Koehler picked up where Ahlensdorf left off in the second half, scoring eight points from under the basket in the third quarter and tacking on six more in the second half.
Ahlenstorf and Koehler finished with 14 points apiece.
Plainsmen guard Jake Sexson led the game with 15 points, hitting three three-pointers in the last three quarters and hanging and pumping for three field goals in the third quarter.
But only Alex Johnston scored more than a handful of points to support Sexson on Saturday. Missed shots plagued the Plainsmen, many of which looked as if they could fall in the basket but hit the rim or the back iron instead.
PC 34 Gothenberg 66
Perkins Co. 4 7 15 8—34
Gothenburg 17 14 21 14—66
Scoring leaders—Perkins County: Sexson 3FG (3)3—15; Johnston 3—6; Breazeale 2; 2/3FT—4;
Gothenburg: Ahlenstorf 7—14; Koehler 7—14; Dockweiler 1 (2)—8; Foster 3—6; Ristine 3—6.