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.