Heading into the Dec. 21 game against Amherst, Swede head coach Scott Carlin said the Broncos were certainly not a team Gothenburg would look past.

“They have a lot of speed, a lot of get up and go,” he said. “They like to take long outside shots and let the big guy clean things up so we need to be sure to limit those opportunities.”

The Broncos came out and immediately took the Swedes to task, nabbing a first-quarter 16-11 lead.

Gothenburg hung with the Broncos, heading to the locker room at the half trailing 29-24.

Amherst came out firing in the second half, scoring 26 points in the third quarter to the Swedes’ 18.

Gothenburg outscored the Broncos in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the lead the Broncos had built and the Swedes fell at home, 69-58.

Wes Geiken led the Swedes with 21 points and nine rebounds in the game.

Carson Rhodes had 17 points, four rebounds and two assists.

Bronson Long added another 11 points and five rebounds.

Gothenburg’s boys basketball team was back in action on Dec. 28 at the Greg Miller Memorial Holiday Basketball Tournament in Hershey.

The Swedes took on Gering in the first round of the tournament.

The tournament continued on Dec. 29.

Be sure to catch the game recaps from that tournament in the Jan. 6 issue of the Gothenburg Leader.

Contact Rebecca Steward at rebecca@syndicatepub.com or call 308.537.9498