Chiefs dispose of Hardin-Central, Slater

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Travis Zahl's Santa Fe boys' basketball team was barely tested in its final two regular-season games of the 2009-10 season last week. The Chiefs whipped host Hardin-Central 62-27 Thursday and thumped visiting Slater 67-19 Friday.

at Santa Fe 67, Slater 19

The Chiefs were just as impressive defensively as offensively in the beginning. They outscored Slater 24-2 in the first quarter, Jeff Knipmeyer scoring nine of his game-best 21 points. Knipmeyer had two threes in the opening stanza and three in the game.

Zahl substituted quite a bit throughout the game, the Chiefs only outscoring Slater 8-3 in the second quarter for a 32-5 halftime lead.

Matt Lovercamp, coming back from an injury that kept him out of the lineup a few games, nailed two third-quarter threes and the Chiefs built their lead to 54-18 with a quarter to go.

Lovercamp and Jake Hollingsworth each had eight points, Jeff Kuntz and Hunter Rolf seven apiece, Max Hollingsworth four and Corey Fitzwater, Noah Stoll, Andrew Curry, Nathan Wesley, Dakota Jones and Ben Nienheuser two apiece for the Chiefs.

Santa Fe 62, at Hardin-Central 27

Knipmeyer also started fast, hitting three three-point baskets and scoring 15 of his game-high 19 points in the opening stanza, Santa Fe building a 23-8 advantage.

Rolf pumped in eight second-quarter points and the Chiefs led 32-15 by the intermission.

A 21-3 third-quarter run by SFHS put away the game.

Rolf added 14 points, Stoll seven, Andrew Smith six, Lovercamp four, Logan Wiggins and Ross Tieman three apiece and Schmidt, J. Hollingsworth and M. Hollingsworth two apiece. Smith had two threes and Wiggins one.

Mark Carpenter led the Bulldogs with 13 points.

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