Denver ... Omaha ... Kansas City ...
Coaches:
Tim Powers, Omaha Gross
Keith Maly, Millard North

2016 Roster:

Cal Bosard, Sidney
Winston Cook, Wahoo
Matthew B ecker, Hartington Cedar Catholic
Grant Frickenstein, Archbishop Bergan
Karson Ganesbom, Bennington
Grant Healy, Omaha Skutt
Jeb Lucas, York
Trey Powers, Omaha Gross
Cooper Prososki, Bennington
Elijah Strom, South Sioux City


MILE HIGH CLASSIC, LAKEWOOD, CO -- The Bison Gold was 4 - 0 in the tournament, winning the 15U division.
Bison Gold 77 Denver Elite 54

Bison Gold 41 36 77
Denver Elite 29 25 54
Scoring- Jeb Lucas (York) 7, Trey Powers (Omaha Gross) 4, Grant Healy (Omaha Skutt) 10, Elijah Strom (South Sioux City) 11, Matthew Becker (Cedar Catholic) 9, Connor Prososki (Bennington) 5, Karson Gansebom (Bennington) 8, Grant Frickenstein (Archbishop Bergan) 13, Winston Cook (Wahoo) 6, Cal Bosard (Sidney) 4

*All 10 players scored, led by Grant Frickenstein's 13 points. Elijah Strom fueled the first half with 11 points, including 3 made 3 pointers.

Bison Gold 64 B & B Elite Academy 51

Bison Golf 33 31 64
B & B Elite 25 26 51
Scoring- Powers 10, Healy 9, Becker 6, Prososki 17, Gansebom 7, Frickenstein 6, Cook 7, Bosard 2

*A trio of 8-0 runs gave the Gold team separation in its 13 point win. Connor Prososki of Bennington led Bison Gold with 17 points, while Trey Powers added 10.

Semifinal Round
Bison Gold 56 Colorado Premier National 54

Bison Gold 25 31 56
CO Premier 33 21 54
Scoring- Lucas 9, Healy 9, Becker 8, Prososki 7, Gansebom 9, Frickenstein 2, Cook 10, Bosard 2

*Bison Gold trailed all game until Winston Cook's nailed a jumper with 17.2 seconds left in the game to put Bison Gold up 55-54. Cook hit 1 of 2 free throws with 2 seconds left and Connor Prososki intercepted the pass to hold on to the semifinal victory. Cook led Bison Gold with 10 points, Jeb Lucas, Grant Healy and Karson Gansebom added nine points apiece.

Championship Game
Bison Gold 73 D1 Minnesota Prospects 66

Bison Gold 30 43 73
D1 MN 34 32 66
Scoring- Lucas 4, Powers 4, Healy 8, Strom 2, Becker 9, Prososki 23, Gansebom 12, Frickenstein 7, Bosard 4

*Connor Prososki (Bennington) 15 of his game high 23 points in the second half to pace Bison Gold to the Mile High Classic 15U Championship. Bennington counterpart Karson Gansebom added 12 points in the win, and Matthew Becker (Cedar Catholic) chipped in 9 points. Bison Gold ends the tournament 4-0 and will next play in the River City Hoops Festival in Omaha July 1-3.


RIVER CITY HOOPS, Omaha (July 1 - 3): The Bison Gold posted a 1 - 3 record for the tournament with the three lossses coming by a total of eleven points.
POOL PLAY ROUND

Bison Gold 75 OSA Zimmer 74

Bison Gold 28 47 75
OSA Zimmer 37 37 74

BG- Jeb Lucas (York) 9, Eiljah Strom (South Sioux City) 2, Matthew Becker (Hartington CC) 11, Cooper Prososki (Bennington) 32, Karson Gansebom (Bennington) 17, Grant Frickenstein (Archbishop Bergan) 2, Cal Bosard (Sidney) 2.

*Cooper Prososki knocked down a 3 pointer as time expired to give Bison Gold an opening game win. Prososki ended up with 32 points in the contest, while his Bennington counterpart Karson Gansebom finished with 17 points, including four made three pointers. Matthew Becker added 11 points in the win, which saw Bison Gold down double digits at one point in the second half.

Kingdom Hoops Elite 87 Bison Gold 81
NO BOX SCORE FOR GAME.

TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

Team Nebraska Express 61 Bison Gold 57

Bison Gold 23 34 57
TNE 32 29 61

BG- Lucas 5, Trey Powers (Omaha Gross) 3, Grant Healy (Omaha Skutt) 16, Strom 5, Becker 6, Frickenstein 7, Prososki 4, Gansebom 5, Bosard 6

*Bison Gold cut the deficit to two late, but came up short in the quarterfinal round. Grant Healy paced Bison Gold with 16 points as Bison Gold was knocked out the championship round.

CONSOLATION GAME

SW Iowa Select 83 Bison Gold 82

Bison Gold 39 43 82
SW IA Select 41 42 83

BG- Lucas 8, Powers 2, Healy 24, Strom 2, Becker 10, Prososki 12, Gansebom 10, Frickenstein 4, Bosard 10.

*SW Iowa Select hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to secure the win. Five Bison Gold players were in double figures in the loss, led by Healy's 24 points. Bison Gold finished the River Cities Hoops Tip Off 1-3, losing all three games by a combined 11 points.


MULLENS HIGH PROFILE, Overland Park, KS (July 8th - 10th): The Bison Gold couldn't get in the win column in Kansas City, losing five games.
Play-In Round

Dallas Mustangs 68 Bison Gold 42

Bison Gold 18 24 42
Mustangs 26 42 68

BG- Lucas 3, Powers 1, Healy 15, Strom 3, Becker 3, Gansebom 8, Frickenstein 3, Bosard 6

*Bison Gold never led in the contest, as the Mustangs opened the second half on an 11-2 run and put the game in doubt. Grant Healy led Bison Gold with 15 points.

Championship Round

Kansas City Pacers 91 Bison Gold 48

Bison Gold 29 19 48
KC Pacers 44 47 91

BG- Powers 1, Healy 10, Becker 4, Gansebom 18, Frickenstein 9, Bosard 6

*Hot shooting by the Pacers, and a second half scoring drought proved to be too much for Bison Gold, as the Pacers opened the second half scoring on six straight possessions. Bison Gold managed two made field goals in the first ten minutes of the second half. Karson Gansebom led the way with 18 points.

Consolation Round

Omaha Elite 65 Bison Gold 50

Bison Gold 28 22 50
Omaha Elite 40 25 65

BG- Lucas 6, Powers 9, Healy 6, Strom 3, Becker 6, Gansebom 13, Frickenstein 3, Bosard 4

*A slow start, combated by a 9-22 effort at the free throw line doomed Bison Gold, which did managed to get within 10 points late in the game. Karson Gansebom led Bison Gold with 13 points.

Colorado Chaos 57 Bison Gold 54

Bison Gold 31 23 54
CO Chaos 32 25 57

BG- Lucas 3, Powers 3, Healy 3, Becker 10, Gansebom 19, Frickenstein 6, Bosard 10

*Bison Gold led with 3:00 remaining, but managed four points in the the rest of the way. Turnovers and foul shooting doomed Bison Gold once again. Three players were in double figures, led by Karson Gansebom's 19 and Matthew Becker and Cal Bosard added 10 points.

PowerGroup 2020 65 Bison Gold 62

Bison Gold 33 29 62
PowerGroup 32 33 65

BG- Lucas 3, Powers 9, Healy 6, Becker 3, Gansebom 16, Frickenstein 15, Bosard 10

*Grant Frickenstein's three point attempt was blocked as time expired, which set back Bison Gold. Bison Gold led 56-50 with 2:40 to play, but missed chances down the stretch haunted Bison Gold late. Karson Gansebom led the way with 16, as Grant Frickenstein and Cal Bosard added 15 and 10 respectively. Bison Gold finished the Mullen's High Profile 0-5 on the weekend.