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Conrad rolled out two big wins this week, stopping county rival Heart Butte 45-38 and blowing away Cut Bank 60-44.
Conrad trailed after the first period 10-11 but tied the contest up at the half, 22-22.
Coming down the stretch, Cowboys scored just eight points in the third frame, but still had the advantage as the Warriors could only manage five.
In the final eight minutes, the Cowboys nailed some key free throws and went on a 15-11 run to put the contest away.
Coach Tyson Anderson commented, “We overcame our turnover problem (19) by forcing turnovers of our own.”
He went on to add, “We picked up the defense intensity in the second half to get some easy buckets.”
Senior Ben Moerkerke had a terrific game pumping in 17 points, and getting a double-double with 20 rebounds. He also blocked three shots, had four steals and one assist.
Devin VandenBos hit the inside of the hoop for eight points, Clay Winters scored six, Carmen Janzen and Seth Moerkerke each scored four times, and Shane Larson was 2-2 at the line.
The Cowboys were 18-50 from the field and 10-16 at the line. The Warriors scored on 13 shots from the field and 7-13 at the line.
For the Warriors, Clay Young Running Crane and Mack Momberg both scored nine points. Jacey Aimsback hit for eight, Brenden Wildgun seven, Clarence McNabb two and Tyler Still Smoking one.
On Saturday the Cowboys ripped the Cut Bank Wolves 60-44.
Early on the Wolves held a 24-22 advantage, but in the second half the Cowboys galloped off to runs of 18-10 and 20-10 and coasted to the win at the Wolves’ Den.
“We fought out of an early hole by getting stops on the defensive end. I was pleased with how we attacked the basket and got to the foul line,” said Anderson. Winters tallied up 20 points and had five assists and a pair of steals in the game. B. Moerkerke put up 11 points, grabbed eight boards, had two blocked shots, and three steals. Janzen also tossed up 11 points, S. Moerkerke scored eight, VandenBos added six and Kestler Martin got his four points at the line.
The Cowboys scored on 19 shots from the field and 18-31 at the line. Cut Bank hit on 18 shots from the floor and was 7-16 at the line. The team had only 10 turnovers
Conrad improved to 5-3 in conference play and 9-4 overall.