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Rated Broncos out-shoot Eagles

PALISADE—Just because a high school football teams sees little success during the fall season doesn’t mean the boys won’t put together a solid basketball team.

Brady’s boys learned that difficult lesson Friday night as the No. 6 state-ranked Wauneta-Palisade Broncos defeated the Eagles 65-44.

“I think our expectations were so much different than reality,” said coach Rich Britten. “The kids went in thinking it might be an easy game and they found out real quickly that wasn’t the case.”

Wauneta-Palisade frustrated the Eagles early, landing a couple of key Brady players in foul trouble before halftime.

At the same time, the Broncos shot well from long range, hitting eight three-pointers in the first half.

“They’ve got a couple of great shooters,” Britten said of Waunta-Palisade’s scoring leaders Drew Harris and Chris Bartels.

The Eagles stayed close through the first quarter, trailing 20-13 at the end of one period.

The Broncos began to pull away in the second quarter, leading 43-27 at halftime.

“The kids played hard and never gave up, even when things weren’t going our way,” Britten said. “We had good effort but we didn’t shoot well and we had way too many turnovers.”

Both those negative aspects of the game can be

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