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Preston boys split over weekend

January 7, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN 

PHS sports writer

The Indians split their first games back from the holidays, losing at Rigby 66-52 on Friday and beating Burley 56-54 on Saturday at home.

They travel to Pocatello this Wednesday and will be at West Side on Friday.

Despite losing the night before to Rigby, Preston played well on Saturday afternoon at home against the Broncos. It was a fight from start to finish with neither team holding a clear advantage.

“It was a tight game and back and forth,” said Coach Tyler Jones. “Neither team got up by more than four or five the whole game.”

Burley led by three at the end of the first quarter (16-13) and added one more to their lead in the second taking a 27- 23 lead to the locker room.

Preston continued to fight and cut that lead by two in the third quarter (40-38).

Down by four with 1:30 to go, Preston Hobbs made it a two-point game and at the 30 second mark he hit a jumper to tie it up at 54-54. Free throws by Kyle Slade with six seconds left gave the Indians the lead and the win as Burley’s last-second attempt missed. Burley beat Preston earlier in the season and the 56-54 loss is only their second this season.

“Confidence right now is something we need more of and that we’ve struggled with in conference play to start the season,” said Jones, who also singled out the play of Dillan Winward.

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