Junior Kobey Simons connected on seven 3-point field goals to spark Wahoo Neumann to a 57-36 boys’ basketball win over Fremont Bergan on Friday night.
Neumann only led 23-20 at halftime, but Simons hit four treys in the third quarter. The Cavaliers outscored the Knights 22-7 in the period.
“We played pretty well all night long, except for about four or five minutes in the third quarter where we got lackadaisical with the ball and lost our focus,” Bergan assistant coach Doug Moore said. “We didn’t execute our press break like we should’ve and that led to some turnovers and some baskets for them.”
Neumann shot 41 percent from the field, compared to 40 for the Knights. Eli Vedral added 10 points for the Cavaliers, who improve to 11-8. Trey Ahrens added nine.
“They had some decent looks in the first half and they didn’t fall for them, but in the third quarter they did fall for them and they got hot,” Moore said.
Grant Frickenstein led Bergan with 16 points. Dylan Kucera contributed 10 while Dre Vance had five.
Bergan, 9-11, will play at 7:45 Saturday night at West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic.