AGWSR sophomore has big first half in win over Broncos

AGWSR’s Luke Starr drives the baseline during the first half of the Cougars’ 61-49 win over Belmond-Klemme. Starr had a game-high 25 points in the win. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

ACKLEY – Belmond-Klemme’s zone left Luke Starr open just enough for the AGWSR sophomore to make shot after shot, especially in the first half, of the Cougars’ 61-48 victory over the Broncos on Thursday, Jan. 25.

Starr scored 19 of his 25 points to lead the way as coach Russ Banzhaf’s team improved to 7-10 overall.

“He kept us in the ball game,” Banzhaf said of Starr. “He had a great first half. He was feeling it and we did a good job of finding him and, you know, Belmond-Klemme played very inspired basketball.

“They gave us all we wanted and we hit some free throws down the stretch.”

The full story appears in the Jan. 31 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.