Fort Calhoun Basketball: Pioneers best Brownell-Talbot, 63-40

Pioneer girls fall by 2

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Brant Hilzendeger and Zane Schwarz combined for 40 points Tuesday as the Fort Calhoun boys basketball team earned a 23-point road win.
The Pioneers topped Omaha Brownell-Talbot 63-40, outscoring the Raiders 33-22 during the second half to pull away. The win pushed coach TJ O'Conner's team to 5-7 this season, while Brownell-Talbot fell to 4-7.
Hilzendeger led all scorers with 22 points on nine made field goals, while Schwarz had 18 points with four made from beyond the 3-point arc. Harrison Schmitt added nine points and Michael Shirley had six as FCHS picked up its second victory of the new year.

Fort Calhoun boys 63, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 40
FCHS (5-7) 11 19 17 16 — 63
OBT (4-7) 7 11 12 10 — 40
Scoring: FCHS — Brant Hilzendeger 22, Zane Schwarz 18, Harrison Schmitt 9, Michael Shirley 6, Carsen Schwarz 4, Tylan Conner 2, Grayson Bouwman 2.
OBT — Unavailable.

Raiders edge FCHS girls, 33-31
The Fort Calhoun girls basketball team's offense went cold Tuesday during the fourth quarter as Brownell-Talbot earned a 33-31 come-from-behind home victory.
The Pioneers led the Raiders 29-26 going into the fourth quarter, but were outscored 7-2 to drop to 2-12 this season. The home team, meanwhile, improved to 5-8 with the victory.
Bria Bench led coach Marty Plum's FCHS squad with 14 points. The freshman made four 2-point shots, three free throws and one 3-pointer to tally her total.
Pioneers senior Kenzie Hansen, meanwhile, hit a first period shot from long range and finished with five points in defeat.

Brownell-Talbot girls 33, Fort Calhoun 31
FCHS (2-12) 7 11 11 2 — 31
OBT (5-8) 7 12 7 7 — 33
Scoring: FCHS — Bria Bench 14, Kenzie Hansen 5, Tess Skelton 3, Maddy Tinkham 3, Raegen Wells 2, Abbie Anderson 2, Rianna Wells 2.
OBT — J.Petrulis 15, K.Thaden 11, M.Clark 4, C.Stuke 2, K.Ohnatka 1.

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