The depth of the Cowboys basketball team was evident when they defeated Buhler in a 71-42 win.
“I think that kind of depth is going to be what pays off at the end of the season,” said Abilene Coach Terry Taylor, “Because you have injuries and sickness and the more kids you have comfortable with the court the stronger your team will be.”
All 13 players on the Cowboys varsity bench saw court time against Buhler. Nine of the Cowboys put points on the board and three of those nine scored in double digits.
Abilene’s Andy Wilson, who leads the North Central Kansas League in scoring, led AHS with 23 points. Wilson is averaging 18.3 points per game for the Cowboys.
Concordia’s freshman Cooper Holmes is next best in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game and Grant Holmes isn’t far behind him averaging 15.8. The Concordia Panthers are 3-0 in the KCKL play, and are 6-0 overall.
Also in double figures for the Cowboys in the win over Buhler were Jacob Harms with 13 and Keil Kelly with 10.
Abilene, 5-1, will host Marysville on Jan. 4.
Buhler 10 14 12 6 — 42
Abilene 17 18 17 19 —71
Buhler: Felty 11, Maldonado 3, Anderson 4, Norquist 4, Beblinger 4, Shantz 5, Keeler 4, Williams 4, Kuhn 4
Abilene: Barlow 6, Wilson 23, Anderson 5, Robinson 2, Kelly 10, Patrick 6, Gonzales 4, Barbieri 2, Harms 13