Rams enter brief break looking to shake free of losing skids

Staff Report

A rough mid-winter stretch has both Greene County High School basketball teams searching for answers.
The Ram boys, thanks to their second 30-point loss in the last week Tuesday night to Nevada, are on a two-game losing streak while the girls’ are trying to shake free of an eight-game skid after losing to Nevada as well.
The Nevada boys knocked off Greene County 87-56 Tuesday night in Nevada, sending the Rams to a 3-5 record overall. GCHS was coming off an 84-54 loss to Kuemper Catholic Dec. 17 and couldn’t quite keep up with the Cubs, who improved to 7-1 overall.
The Rams hung tough in the opening half, trailing 41-31 before the hometown squad locked in. The Cubs held Greene County to just 25 second half points, including only nine in the final frame while pouring in 46 points of their own.
Nevada shot 51 percent from the field, knocking down 16 three-pointers at an impressive 44 percent clip. Jacob Khounsourath was Nevada’s leading scorer, pouring in 24 points thanks to four three-pointers.
Gabe Ebersole was Greene County’s leading scorer in the loss to Kuemper Catholic, chipping in 17 points aided by a three-for-six night from three-point land while he also hauled in six rebounds. The opposing Knights were also successful from long range, knocking down 14 of their 33 three point attempts for a 42 percent clip.

The Greene County girls remain winless seven games into the season after Tuesday’s 51-10 loss to Nevada. The Rams have scored 16 total points in their last two games combined, scoring only six in their loss to Kuemper Catholic Dec. 17 in Carroll. GCHS scored all six of their points last weekend in the first half, failing to notch a single basket in the final 16 minutes of action. Hitting consistent shots was a struggle, as the Rams connected on just eight percent of their attempts, making two of their 25 shots. Kuemper shot 43 percent from the field while forcing 38 turnovers.
Greene County scored six points in the first half Tuesday and two points in each of the remaining quarters.  

Greene County is off until a home doubleheader Monday, Jan. 2 against Webster City.

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