Denver boys record at 11-4
While Wapsie Valley outscored the Cyclones in the fourth quarter, it was too little, too late, as the Denver boys came out with the win.

The game started on an even keel, with Denver scoring 16 points in the first quarter and Wapsie only behind one bucket with 14. But, Denver broke out in the second quarter, scoring 22 points to up their lead by 10 points. Denver also outpaced Wapsie in the third quarter, 19-14, before Wapsie came back in the fourth, 18 to Denver’s 15. By then, it was game over, with the Cyclones taking the win, 72-60.

Bryce Phelps led the Cyclones with 22 points, with five 3-pointers. Isaac Besh scored 16, including four three point shots, and Kyler Matthias had 14 points to his credit. Alex Gebel was top rebounder with 10 grabs, followed by Phelps with 9.

Other scorers were Gebel with seven, senior Zach Miller with six, Will Curtis, five, and Devin Baas, two. Also rebounding were Matthias and Miller with five each, Besh with four, Baas with two and Curtis grabbed one.

Against Denver

The Cyclones went on to lose on a three-point buzzer shot to Jesup in a game played Jan. 26, which had previously been postponed due to weather.

Denver led the first three quarters, but Jesup hit their stride in the fourth quarter. After three quarters, the score sat at 57 for Denver and 47 for Jesup, but the J-Hawks outscored Denver 23-10 in the final quarter.
Scoring for Denver were Isaac Besh, 17, Alex Gebel, 13, Byce Phelps, 12, Kyler Matthias, 11, Devin Baas and Will Curtis, six points each, and Zach Miller, 2.

Rebounding were Gebel with seven, Matthias, six, Phelps, five, Baas, two, and Curtis and Besh, one each. Phelps blocked two shots and Baas, one.

Denver has a hectic schedule to complete the season, a home game Thursday, Jan. 31, against Columbus Catholic, then play this Friday at Hudson, Saturday at Sumner-Fredericksburg, Monday at Denver against Union Community, and Friday, Feb. 8, against Don Bosco at Denver.
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