The Swede boys basketball team ended their regular season in a tough road game last Friday, as they traveled to Ogallala to meet the undefeated Class B Indians. Coming off of a big win over Broken Bow earlier in the week, the Swedes knew they would need to have everything go their way to even have a chance of upsetting one of the best Class B teams in the state.

“We started slow, especially on the offensive end but I thought the boys fought tooth and nail to get back in the game,” said Swede Head Coach Kent Koehn as he reflected on the game. “We made a nice run late in the second quarter, but in the end we just dug too deep of a hole early and could never complete the comeback. They are a solid team that we can use as a measuring stick to see where we are and where we want to be as a program moving forward.”

Freshman Boone Tederman had the hot hand for the Swedes Friday, as he shot three for four, all from 3-point range. He also went 2-2 from the free throw line to finish the game with 11 points.

Kooper Koehn contributed 10 points on the night, shooting 3-5 from the floor and was 2-2 in free throws.

As Coach Koehn commented, even though they suffered a loss the Ogallala match-up was good preparation for the team as they headed into subdistrict play this week. Their first game of the tournament was Tuesday against Holdrege. Results of that game were not available at press time. The subdistrict tournament is being hosted in Cozad.

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