Ellsworth participates in Winter Jam

MARK McCOY/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Bransen Schulte drives to the basket during this past week’s Hoisington Winter Jam basketball tournament.

Boys take fifth place at Hoisington

HOISINGTON — Otis-Bison defeated the Ellsworth Bearcats, 48-37, in the fifth place game Saturday at the annual Hoisington Winter Jam basketball tournament in Hoisington.

Bransen Schulte led the scoring for Ellsworth and was in double digits with 14 points; John Kyler scored eight; Braden Schulte scored five; Grant Gwinner and Josiah Bolton each made four and Hayden Rogers scored two. Bransen Schulte scored three assists.

Avery Haxton and Bransen Schulte each had eight rebounds; Bolton had four; Gwinner scored three; Braden Schulte and Jace Turnipseed each had two; Kyler and Rogers scored one.

The Bearcats did not compete Tuesday, following the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The ‘Cats, now 2-10 for the season, will face North Central Activities Association rival Southeast of Saline at 7 p.m. Friday in Gypsum.

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