Austin Hines leaps high for a Chatfield layup vs. Plainview-Elgin-Millville.
Austin Hines leaps high for a Chatfield layup vs. Plainview-Elgin-Millville. SAM CLEMENS/CHATFIELD NEWS

The boys lost a pair of basketball games this week to Dover-Eyota (83-40) and Plainview-Elgin-Millville (71-54), dropping their overall record to 3-15 for the season.  They are 1-12 in Three Rivers Conference play.

In the loss to the Eagles (D-E) the team shot 39.5 percent (15/38) from the field, including four of 15 (26.7%) from three-point range.  The guys made six of 11 (54.5%) at the free throw line.  The team only had 19 rebounds in the game and 29 turnovers.  Reid Johnson was in double-figures with 11, shooting four for eight from the field.  He was two for four from beyond the arc.  Josef Fahrenholtz hit three of four shots from the field (75.0%) and finished the game with seven points (1/2 free throws).  Kobe Schott (2/4 field goals) and Jacob Gillespie (2/2 ft) each had five points in the game, Landon Bance scored three, while Austin Hines (1/2 fg), Ben Brogan, Michael Fishbaugher (1/2 fg) and Chance Backer (1/2 fg) each had two points and Seth Allen had a free throw.  Schott (five) and Johnson (three) were tops in rebounds, Schott, Johnson and Brogan each had two assists, and Johnson (three) and Allen (two) led the team in steals. 

“It was a rough one,” said coach Jeff DeBuhr.  “We struggled to handle the ball again, and Dover-Eyota shot very well, hitting 11 of 15 threes.”

Improvement vs. PEM

“We played a much better game against PEM than we did the first time around,” said coach DeBuhr.  “We limited our turnovers, but missed a lot of shots around the rim.”

Bance and Fahrenholtz each had 11 points to lead the team in scoring.  Fahrenholtz continued to shoot well, connecting on five of his 10 field goal shots.  He hit one of two at the free throw line.  Bance also had a good shooting night, hitting four of eight from the field, including three of seven from the “stoplights.”  Also getting into the scorebook were Allen, Brogan and Gillespie (2/3 threes), each with six, four points for Hines (2/5 field goals), three for Fishbaugher (1/2 threes), two each for Johnson (2/2 free throws), Zach Roline (1/1 fg) and Terron Ostby (1/1 fg) and one point for Schott. 

Chatfield had a much better rebounding game than it did against D-E.  Leading the boards chart were Brogan (10), Fahrenholtz (eight), and Johnson (six).  Allen led the team with five assists and Johnson had a team-high four steals.  The team shot 30.9 percent (21/68) from the field, 29.6 percent (8/27) from beyond the arc and 40.0 percent (4/10) at the charity stripe. 

Monday night the team was scheduled to be in Stewartville, Thursday the Gophers will head north to Pine Island and Friday they go north again to Wabasha-Kellogg.  The guys have just two weeks of regular season play left after this week’s games.