Vikes downed at foul line

Winfield High School senior Jake Kaufman is fouled by Towanda-Circle forward Luke Myers (5) on a put-back in the final minute of the first quarter Tuesday night in Ollie Thomas Gymnasium.  Circle guard Drew Middleton, front, also defends.

Someone sure taught the Towanda-Circle boys basketball team how to shoot free throws.

The Winfield Vikings weren’t bad themselves; the only problem was they had a much more difficult time getting to the foul line.

The Thunderbirds connected on twice as many freebies as Winfield in a 73-45 AV-CTL D-III triumph over the Vikings in Ollie Thomas Gymnasium.

The Vikings (1-6, 1-3 AV-CTL D-III) dropped their fourth straight.

Circle went 28 of 40 from the line, including 12 of 13 down the stretch when the Vikings were forced to foul.

Winfield was a solid 13 of 19 from the stripe.

The T-birds (3-5, 2-2) jumped ahead 19-10 in the first quarter and extended the lead to 35-19 at the break.

Nolan Foust was the only Winfield player with more than six points, finishing with 13.

Matt Hromek led four Circle players in double figures with 13 points. Luke Beougher added 14 points, Eli Jacobsen registered 13 and Drew Middleton chipped in 10.

 

Towanda-Circle 73, Winfield 45

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Winfield1091511—45

 

TOWANDA- CIRCLE (3-5, 2-2)

Matt Hromek 5 0-0 15, Luke Beougher 4 5-5 14, Eli Jacobson 2 9-10 13, Drew Middleton 2 5-7 10, Jake Shaults 3 2-7 8, Mikah Willhite 2 3-3 7, Luke Myers 1 0-0 2, Luke McGinnis 0 2-4 2, Sam Gile 0 2-2 2, Brenden Galloway 0 0-0 0, Max Maholland 0 0-2 0. Totals 19 28-40 73.

WINFIELD (1-6, 1-3)

Nolan Foust 5 3-4 13, Jacob George 2 0-0 6, Aidan Harper 1 4-6 6, Trent Beckwith 2 0-0 6, Kyan Towles 1 3-4 5, Jake Kaufman 1 1-2 3, KC Crandall 0 2-2 2, Riley Yingling 1 0-0 2, Clinton Hall Jr. 1 0-1 2, Brycen Boucher 0 0-0 0, Grayson Moreland 0 0-0 0, Ian McCauley 0 0-0 0, Ar’mon Acosta 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 13-19 45.

 

3-Pointers: Circle 7 (Hromek 5, Middleton 1, Beougher 1); Winfield 4 (George 2, Beckwith 2). Fouled out: Jacobson, Yingling. Total fouls: Circle 16, Winfield 29.

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