Warriors earn two wins in basketball action

The Arapahoe Warriors began their week with a reschedule game from earlier in the season.  The Warriors hosted Red Cloud on Wednesday, January 2.  They then traveled to Curtis to play Medicine Valley on Friday, January 4.  Arapahoe ended their week back at home with a game against Loomis on Saturday, January 5.

AHS v Red Cloud

Arapahoe took control of the game against Red Cloud early and did not look back.  They out scored the other Warriors 12-2 in the first quarter and 23-3 in the second to take a 35-5 lead into the break.  Arapahoe scored another 22 points in the second half.  Red Cloud managed two points in the second.  Arapahoe cruised to a 57-7 victory over Red Cloud.  

The AHS Warriors finished the game by shooting 44 percent from the floor and 38 percent from the three-point line.  They still had their struggles at the free throw line.  Arapahoe made four of their attempted 11.  They finished the game by pulling down 28 rebounds with eight coming on the offensive glass.  Arapahoe had 13 assists, 14 steals, and five turnovers.  

AHS v Medicine Valley

Arapahoe had their offense rolling early against the Raiders.  They scored 20 points in the opening quarter and another 21 in the second.  Medicine Valley scored 17 points in the first half.  Arapahoe had a commanding 41-17 lead at halftime.  The Warriors scored another 19 points in the third quarter.  The Raiders had their best quarter in the third.  They finished with 14 points.  Arapahoe outscored Medicine Valley 9-8 in the fourth quarter to sail away with a 69-39 win.

Arapahoe did not shoot as well as they did earlier in the week, but managed a respectable 39 percent from the floor.  They hoisted more threes, 13, and making less, three, for a 23 percent mark for the game.  Arapahoe controlled the glass with their 47 rebounds.  They provided themselves with second chance opportunities with their 25 offensive boards.  Arapahoe finished with 20 assists, 18 steals, and 17 turnovers.

AHS v Loomis

Arapahoe and Loomis proved to be a battle.  The Wolves took advantage early.  They outscored Arapahoe 19-10 in the first quarter to take an early lead.  Loomis came back in the second quarter and dropped another 21 points.  Arapahoe started to get their offense scoring with 18 points.  The Wolves had a 40-28 lead going into the half.  Arapahoe started to climb themselves of their hole in the third quarter.  They outscored the Wolves by three.  The Warriors finished with 15 points in the quarter.  Arapahoe finished with a strong 21 points in the fourth quarter, but it was not quite enough to make up for their slow start.  Loomis finished with 17 points in the final quarter to take a 69-64 win.

Arapahoe had their best shooting night in recent memory.  They finished shooting 52 percent from the floor.  They were 38 percent from long range, making six threes.  Arapahoe continued to struggle at the free throw line.  They made two of their 11 attempted free throws for an 18 percent mark.  The Warriors finished the game by pulling down 26 rebounds. 

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