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CO-U squads handle West Harrison in RVC play

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The Charter Oak-Ute girls and boys were winners over West Harrison in Rolling Valley Conference basketball play on Tuesday night at Charter Oak.

Three CO-U girls scored in double figures, as the Lady Bobcats won their second straight game with a 62-44 victory.

In game two, the CO-U boys also placed three in double figures, as the Bobcats made it two wins in a row with a 66-31 triumph over the visiting Hawkeyes.

Girls’ results

With Tuesday’s win, CO-U improved to 3-1 in the RVC and 4-2 overall.

After leading by only seven points (32-25) at halftime, CO-U outscored West Harrison 30-19 in the second half to pull away.

Tori Nuzum scored 20 points to lead CO-U, adding four rebounds and two steals.

Caylie Boyle chipped in with a double-double effort of 18 points and 14 boards with two assists and two shot blocks.

Casey Carstens also had a double-double with 10 points and 17 boards with three assists and three blocks.

Jennifer Stallons had six points and two boards. Taya Thomas netted four points with five boards, four assists, two steals and one block, while Hailee Dobernecker finished with four points and two boards.

"West Harrison played physical and pressured us a lot, making us earn everything, but our girls fought hard and kept them away after a rough first quarter," commented Charter Oak-Ute coach Derek Dougherty.

"Carstens dominated the boards again and Boyle really showed some toughness under the basket. Nuzum handled the ball attacked the basket, while Thomas and Stallons each stepped up big again on defense creating turnovers and hitting key free throws down the stretch," he added.

Boys’ results

The CO-U boys seemed to cruise after racing out to a 40-12 halftime lead, as the Bobcats improved to 1-2 in conference play and 2-3 overall.

Jesse Hupp led CO-U’s attack with 17 points and nine boards. Hunter Clausen added 13 points and seven boards, while Spencer Gress finished with 13 points, four assists, two boards and two steals.

Gress drained three, three-point shots on the night.

Luke Staley contributed eight points, six assists, five boards and five steals.

Brian Gossage also had seven points, while Caleb Clemon had five points, three boards and three assists for the Bobcats in the contest.

CO-U shot 48 percent (23-47) from the field and sank 15-of-20 free throws in the win.

"The boys have really been selling themselves on defense and then taking what is available on the other end. It was a 100-percent team effort last night, and I’m just happy we are starting to see some positive results," commented Charter Oak-Ute coach Trent Lally.

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