Local Sports Journal

It took over a month, but the Holton boys basketball squad notched its first win of the season Friday night, dispatching White Cloud 55-49 to escape with the Central States Activities Association victory.

The visiting Red Devils (1-4) went up early by a 16-9 margin, and held on to a 29-21 lead at the break. Holton outscored the Indians (0-5) by two in the second half to nab the win.

A hot start by Holton, said Head Coach Derek Westerlund, and good defense proved to be the difference.

“Corey Sokolowski got (us) going with 10 points in the first half,” said Westerlund.  “(We) had balanced scoring in the second half to (them) hold off. (We) played excellent defense in the first half.”

Sophomore forward Jacob Bowden led Holton with 15 points, with senior Corey Sokolowski and junior Aaron Poling  poured in 12 apeice, and junior Clay Mullins  pulled down eight rebounds.

AJ Asuncion lead White Cloud with 13 points in the loss.