Blake Hansen, DHS, vs Sterling

Blake Hansen of Dorchester brings the ball around the Sterling defense Jan. 3.

January has started cold for the Dorchester boys’ basketball team. The Longhorns came up short in a pair of contests last week, losing to Sterling 70-30 Jan. 3 and to Cedar Bluffs 56-44 Jan. 5.

Blake Hansen led the offense with nine points against Sterling. Kohl Tyser added six rebounds and blocked three shots.

Coach Miles Ray said the Longhorns had a hard time with Sterling’s pressure.

He said the challenge for DHS is finding consistent scoring. Against Cedar Bluffs, TJ Belcher led the way with 12 points and five rebounds, and Nathan Cochnar added 10 points.

“We need to get that every game,” Ray said. “We had a lot of opportunities. We just didn’t make shots.”

He said the team’s effort was better though, and the Longhorns continue to improve.

DHS (1-8) was to play at Friend Jan. 8, travel to East Butler Thursday, Jan. 10, for a 7:30 p.m. game and visit High Plains Friday, Jan. 11, for another 7:30 p.m. game.

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