slow-starting cowboys can't catch up with moorhead
• By Robert Wanek
Breckenridge traveled to Moorhead on Saturday for a game against the Class 3A Spuds. The Cowboys fell behind early and despite their best efforts, lost 80-73.
Anthony Conzemius has been efficient all season, but he upped his volume in this one, making 9-of-13 attempts, including both of his threes. The senior recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds. Conzemius is shooting at a fiery 60% rate through 14 games. After a single-digit scoring effort and some foul trouble at Barnesville, Conzemius’ senior leadership shined in this one.
Trey Feeney and the Walthall brothers, Blake and Brady, outran the Cowboys from the jump. The Spuds’ speedy guard play led to attacking layups and open threes on kick-out passes, as Moorhead led 10-2. Conzemius answered with six quick points via the baby hook as Breckenridge aimed to stay in it.
Moorhead’s guard play was key, as Brady Walthall, Isidro Lopez, and Feeney combined for 11 steals. Feeney ripped down 13 rebounds, including a put-back layup at the halftime buzzer.
Not to be overshadowed was Cooper Yaggie’s fine defensive effort. The Cowboy guard took two charges and swiped a game-high four steals. He also led Breckenridge with five assists and scored 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting and 75% from three.
Breckenridge got as close as six points late in the game, when Adam Ohm turned it on with four second-half threes. He shot 5-of-11 from deep, giving him an eye-popping 20 threes over the past four contests.
Alex Ohm continued to be a capable passer in the Cowboys’ offense with four assists. Sebastian Anderson’s utility work yielded six rebounds and three steals. Jonah Christensen struggled from the field (6-of-19) but found ways to contribute with 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
Moorhead (8-8) was led by Feeney and Lopez with 18 points each. Brady Walthall and Adam Jenkins scored 15 and 12, respectively. The Spuds shot 51% from the field and an unreal 74% from inside the arc.
Breckenridge (10-5) shot just 42%, but had one of its best games from three-point distance with a 41% rate. The Cowboys will travel to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (8-5) on Monday for the first of three road games to end the regular season. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.