EPPJ Routs Cougars 70 to 31

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Defending the basket has been a Wolfpack strength all season. Eyeing the ball here against the Cougars were Myles Kittelson (10), Austin Good (5) and Jarek Erickson.

ELGIN — Having defeated Niobrara-Verdigre earlier in the season, Elgin Public-Pope John showed it was no fluke, topping the Cougars 70 to 31 in the opening round of the Niobrara Valley Conference Boys Basketball Tournament.

Playing Monday night at Elgin High School, the Wolfpack never trailed against the Cougars defense, building a 16 point lead after one quarter and never looking back. For the complete story turn to this week’s Elgin Review.

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Karson Kallhoff (23) led EPPJ with 12 points against the Cougars.