By Tiffany L. Rehbein
With the pre-Christmas rush to play as many games as possible out of the way, the early boys' basketball season in the District 9-C has begun to take shape.
The KG KouGars lead the district with a 2-0 conference record and 3-1 overall record.
The KouGars opened the season with a 68-37 loss to Dutton. They have gone on to win three straight to sew up the December schedule.
The Hays/Lodgepole T'Birds improved to 3-2 overall with a huge win Wednesday night.
The T'Birds are 2-0 in conference play, also, and might not meet KG until the district tournament.
The Blue Sky Eagles (1-1, 3-2) are third in the district. Although they have alternated wins and losses in the early season, the wins have been big.
The Eagles defeated Brady 93-28, Big Sandy, 75-32, and, most recently, Sunburst , 60-49.
Blue Sky has suffered losses to KG and Dutton, who each lead its respective districts.
The Rocky Boy Stars, the only other team with a winning record, is 1-1 and 2-2.
They, too, have alternated wins and losses, falling to Hays/Lodgepole 59-57 on Dec. 18.
Turner, Box Elder, and Big Sandy are each 0-2 in the conference.
Turner is 1-3 overall, while Box Elder collected its first win Tuesday when they edged Dodson, 75-73.
Big Sandy is 0-5 overall.
9-C Boys Basketball
School, Conf., Total
K-G, 2-0, 3-2; Hays, 2-0, 2-2; Blue Sky, 1-1, 3-2; Rocky Boy, 1-1, 2-2; Turner, 0-2, 1-3; Box Elder, 0-2, 1-4; Big Sandy, 0-2, 0-5
Blue Sky def. Big Sandy, 75-32
K-G def. Box Elder, 61-50
J-I def. Big Sandy, 69-35
Rocky Boy def. Box Elder, 76-60
Hays def. Grass Range, 62-58
Dodson def. Turner, 72-30
K-G def. Blue Sky, 52-49
Dodson def. Big Sandy (nc), 52-40
Hays def. Rocky Boy, 59-57
Whitewater def. Turner, 63-26
Blue Sky def. Sunburst, 60-49
Box Elder def. Dodson, 75-73
Hays def. Roy (nc), 105-46