Offense propels Kearney to 76-58 win over Platte County

Kearney junior Brennan Watkins currently leads all scorers in the Suburban Conference with 25.1 points per game. Watkins is pictured here during the Bulldog Classic in January.

Junior point guard Brennan Watkins scored 25 points, senior Weiland Dew added 21 and the Kearney boys basketball team beat Platte County 76-58 to earn the Bulldogs their second straight double-digit victory.

The Bulldogs were efficient on offense as they shot 53% from the field with a 6-of-16 effort from 3-point range. Watkins picked up four of those 3s on nine attempts and converted 7 of 8 free-throw attempts to go along with his four rebounds and three assists.

Dew did most of his work in the paint, shooting 7 of 9 with a single 3-pointer in three tries. His gritty work under the basket led to a 6-of-8 night from the free-throw line. He also added two rebounds, two steals and an assist.

Junior guard Tyler Carr had a nearly perfect shooting performance as he scored 10 points on 4 of 4 field goal attempts with a 3-pointer included, but he went 1 of 2 on free throws. Carr rounded out his stat line with four rebounds, an assist and a steal.

Sophomore Ashton Holloway scored 8 points with seven rebounds, three blocks and two assists. Drew Gentry added 6 points, one rebound and one steal.

After starting off the year with a 2-7 record, the Bulldogs have won seven of their last 10 contests, which includes winning a 78-75, triple-OT thriller in their last matchup with Platte County.

Kearney will host Truman at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Sports Writer Mac Moore can be reached at 389-6643 or

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