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Broncos Fall to Ellsworth

RHS BasketballThe Russell boys basketball team finished the 2014 Hoisington Winter Jam on a sour note with a 67-49 loss to the Ellsworth Bearcats Saturday afternoon in Hoisington.

The Broncos led 14-12 at the end of one, but lost the lead in the second quarter, as Ellsworth had a 32-26 advantage at the break. Russell scored only five points in the third quarter and trailed 47-31 going into the final frame. As was the issue against Ellinwood back on Thursday, fouling problems caught up to the Broncos late as Ellsworth pulled away in the fourth quarter by hitting 14 of 18 shots from the charity stripe in the final stanza.

Eric Rourke led Russell with 13 points. Reshean Holloway scored 11, hitting three shots from behind the arc.

Russell falls to 2-11 and has lost nine-straight since starting the season 2-2. The Broncos went 0-3 in the 2014 Hoisington Winter Jam and finish in eighth place.

Russell will next be in action Friday, January 31 as the Broncos and Lady Broncos step back into league play and travel to Minneapolis. As always, those games can be heard on Classic Hits 95.9 and KRSL.com.

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