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Barker cagers surge past Kendall

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 December 2016 at 10:29 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Shawn Callaghan puts up a shot between Kendall defenders Brandon Miller (23) and Nate Warters (11) during the host Raiders non league win over the Eagles this evening.

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Barker’s Nate Luckman scores his school record 106th career three pointer over Kendall defender Collion Lewis.

Pulling away with a late second quarter scoring burst, Barker went on to defeat visiting Kendall 77-41 this evening in a non league contest.

Leading by a narrow 16-13 margin, Barker put together a key 11-0 run on a layup off a turnover by Malik Smith, a rebound bucket by Kyle Moeller, a bucket and free throw by Eddie Wasnock along with two free throws each by Shawn Callaghan and Austin Sullivan which keyed the Raiders out to a 27-15 half-time advantage.

Keeping the momentum, the Raiders then used a 22-12 third period scoring edge to open up a 22 point, 49-27, advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Nate Luckman had 8, Sullivan 5 and Smith 3 to lead that uprising by the Raiders.

Luckman also tallied 12 and Jacob Arnold 7 in the final stanza as the Raiders closed out the win with a 28-14 scoring surge.

“We played a great second half,” said Barker Coach Don Baker. “Our defensive pressure really turned the game for us.”

Luckman finished with a game high 23 points, including five three’s. His first three late in the opening period was the 106th of his varsity career which set a new Barker school record. He also had 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

Wasnock added 13, Sullivan and  Arnold 11, Smith 7, Devon Mangan and Moeller 4 and Callaghan and Evan Ecker 2. Wasnock also had 10 rebounds and Arnold 5 steals.

Brandon Miller led Kendall with 11 as Hunter Menza added 9, Collin Lewis 7, Mickey Gardner 5, James Longrod 4, Nate Warters 3 and Keaton Freitag 2.

Barker is now 2-0 and Kendall 0-2.

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Kendall’s Brandon Miller goes up for a layup as Kyle Moeller defends for Barker.