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Johnson County Central Boys Basketball

Johnson County Central Boys Basketball

Head Coach: Kirk Faris
Head JV, Assistant Varsity Coach: Ben Swanson
Head C-Team, Assistant Varsity Coach: Ryan Haughton

Social Media: Twitter

2021-22 JCC Boys Basketball Team Photo
(Varsity Pictured)

2021-22 Schedule:

Class C2 (Assigned Boys Subdistrict C2-1)
Nov 30th @ Jamboree Scrimmage @ Nebraska City
Dec 3rd @ Mead, L 34-59
Dec 4th vs Tri County, W 48-36
Dec 7th @ Southern, W 53-45 (OT)
Dec 9th @ Syracuse, L 48-52 (OT)
Dec 11th vs Pawnee City, W 66-44
Dec 14th vs Palmyra, W 52-49
Dec 17th @ Louisville, W 45-42
Dec 21st @ Freeman, L 33-43
Dec 28th/29th @ Thayer Central Holiday Tournament
    Dec 28th vs Thayer Central, W 50-37
    Dec 29th vs Southern, L 43-53
Jan 6th vs Wilber-Clatonia, W 37-34
Jan 10th/15th @ MUDECAS Basketball Tournament (@ Beatrice)
    Jan 10th vs Falls City Sacred Heart, L 35-53
    Jan 13th vs Parkview Christian, W 65-53
Jan 18th @ Weeping Water, W 57-39
Jan 20th @ Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, L 57-63 (OT)
Jan 22th vs Falls City, W 60-43
Jan 25th vs Malcolm, L 50-53
Jan 27th @ Fairbury, W 44-42
Jan 29th/Feb 5th @ East Central Nebraska Conference Tournament
    Jan 31st @Mead, W 43-37
    Feb 3rd vs Auburn (@ Freeman), L 27-47
    Feb 5th vs Malcolm (@ Weeping Water), W 56-44 (ECNC BB Tournament Boys 3rd Place)
Feb 8th vs Elmwood-Murdock, W 50-39
Feb 18th @ Auburn, L 45-58
Feb 21st/22nd/24th - Boys C2-1 Subdistricts (@ Freeman)
    vs Tri County, W 43-42
    vs Freeman, L 39-54


2020-21 JCC Boys Basketball (Varsity Pictured)
(Varsity Pictured)

2020-21 Schedule:

Varsity & Junior Varsity:
Nov 30th @ Jamboree Scrimmage (@ Nebraska City)
Dec 4th vs Mead, W 42-41
Dec 8th vs Southern, W 41-36
Dec 10th vs Syracuse CANCELLED
Dec 12th @ Pawnee City, W 46-30
Dec 15th @ Palmyra POSTPONED
Dec 18th vs Louisville, L 44-57
Dec 22nd vs Freeman, L 36-47
Dec 29th-30th @ Holiday Tournament (Thayer Central)
    vs Thayer Central, W 61-51
    vs Southern, L 41-47
Jan 2nd @ Tri County, L 39-58
Jan 7th @ Wilber-Clatonia, W 35-26
Jan 11th-16th @ MUDECAS Tournament (Beatrice) - Info - Bracket
    
vs Parkview Christian, L 39-56
    vs BDS, L 27-39
Jan 19th vs Weeping Water, W 52-46
Jan 21st @ HTRS, W 57-42
Jan 22nd @ Falls City, W 56-54 (OT)
Jan 26th @ Malcolm - POSTPONED
Jan 30th-Feb 6th @ ECNC Tournament - Info
    
vs Palmyra, W 64-58
    vs Auburn, L 30-65
Feb 8th @ Palmyra (RESCHEDULED from Dec 15th - VARSITY ONLY), L 63-69
Feb 9th @ Elmwood-Murdock - CANCELLED
Feb 12th @ Yutan - CANCELLED
Feb 19th vs Auburn (Boys Only), L 37-74
Feb 22nd-23rd @ Boys Subdistrict
    vs HTRS, W 49-46
    vs Freeman, L 43-63


2019-20 JCC Boys Basketball Team

 

2019-20 Schedule:

Varsity & Junior Varsity:
December 2 @ Jamboree Scrimmage (JCC)
    vs Nebraska City, Johnson-Brock
Dec 6th @ Mead, W 49-38
Dec 10th @ Southern, W 53-38
Dec 12th @ Syracuse, W 47-24
Dec 14th vs Pawnee City, W 62-55
Dec 17th vs Palmyra, W 66-59 OT
Dec 20th @ Louisville, L 61-66 OT
Dec 27th-28th @ Holiday Tournament (Thayer Central) - Bracket
    vs Thayer Central, Nebraska Christian, Southern
    
Thayer Central, W 81-8
    Southern, W 59-49
Jan 3rd @ Freeman, L 39-43
Jan 4th vs Tri County, L 51-62
Jan 9th vs Wilber-Clatonia, W 52-34
Jan 13th-18th @ MUDECAS Tournament (Beatrice) - Bracket - Info
    vs Falls City Sacred Heart, L 39-65
    vs BDS, L 50-51 (OT)
Jan 21th @ Weeping Water, W 57-43
Jan 25th vs HTRS, W 69-35
Jan 28th vs Malcolm, W 61-43
Jan 30th @ Conestoga, W 69-60
Feb 1st-8th @ ECNC Tournament - Bracket
    vs Louisville, W 51-36
    vs Palmyra, L 55-70
    vs Elmwood-Murdock, W 49-44
Feb 11th vs Elmwood-Murdock, L 42-50
Feb 13th vs Yutan, L 61-73
Feb 21st @ Auburn (Boys Only), L 25-54
Feb 25th-27th @ C2-1 Subdistrict @ Auburn High School
    vs Lourdes Central Catholic, W 55-44
    vs Palmyra, L 52-64

C Team: 
Dec 9th @ Louisville
Dec 16th @ Freeman
Dec 19th vs Syracuse
Jan 20th vs Wilber-Clatonia
Jan 27th @ Southern
Feb 10th vs Elmwood-Murdock
Feb 15th vs C-Team Tournament (@ JCC Middle School)

2018-19 Schedule:

Varsity & Junior Varsity:
November 26 @ Johnson-Brock (Jamboree Scrimmage)
November 30 vs Mead, W, 41-39
December 4 vs Southern, W, 52-44
December 6 vs Syracuse, L, 42-43
December 8 @ Pawnee City, W, 54-47
December 11 @ Palmyra, L, 44-48
December 14 vs Louisville, W, 58-44 
December 18 vs Freeman, L, 31-61
December 20 @ Tri County, L, 46-48
January 3 @ Wilber-Clatonia, L, 32-48
January 4 @ Elmwood-Murdock, L, 35-47
January 8-12 @ MUDECAS Basketball Tournament (Beatrice) - BRACKET
    vs Falls City Sacred Heart, L, 30-75
January 15 vs Weeping Water, W, 54-14
January 17 @ HTRS, W, 49-41
January 22 @ Malcolm - CANCELLED
January 25 vs Conestoga, W, 48-43
January 26-February 2 @ East Central Nebraska Conference Tournament - BRACKET
    vs Weeping Water, W, 45-21
    @ Yutan, L, 42-83
    vs Louisville, W, 30-26
February 5 @ Falls City, W, 57-55
February 8 @ Yutan, L, 43-65 
MUDECAS Reschedule @ Beatrice HS
    vs Bruning-Davenport-Shickley - CANCELLED
February 15 vs Auburn (Boys Only), L, 41-56
February 19-21 @ C1-1 Subdistrict Tournament @ Lourdes CC
    vs Syracuse, L, 38-46

C Team:
December 3 vs Louisville
December 10 vs Freeman
December 13 vs Syracuse
January 14 @ Wilber-Clatonia
January 21 vs Southern
February 4 @ Elmwood-Murdock
February 9 vs C Team Tournament (@ JCC Middle School)


2017-18 JCC Boys Basketball Varsity Photo
(Varsity Pictured)

2017-18 Schedule:

Varsity & Junior Varsity:
November 27 @ Nebraska City (Jamboree Scrimmage)
December 1 @ Mead - W, 36-24
December 5 @ Southern - W, 45-41
December 7 @ Syracuse - L, 43-54
December 9 vs Pawnee City - L, 38-39
December 12 vs Palmyra - L, 43-56
December 15 @ Louisville - L, 30-33
December 19 @ Freeman - L, 27-45
December 21 vs Tri County - L, 38-72
January 4 vs Wilber-Clatonia - W, 54-44
January 5 vs Elmwood-Murdock - L, 43-69
January 9-13 @ MUDECAS Tournament (Beatrice) - (MUDECAS Tournament Bracket) PDF
    vs Humbolt-Table Rock-Steinauer - W, 46-35
    vs Exeter-Milligan - L, 49-57
    vs Pawnee City - W, 49-26
January 16 @ Weeping Water - W, 49-39
January 18 vs HTRS - W, 52-40
January 23 vs Malcolm - POSTPONED
January 25 @ Conestoga - L, 37-56
January 27-Feb 3 @ ECNC Tournament - (ECNC Tournament Bracket) PDF
    vs Weeping Water (1/27/18) at JCC - W, 48-37
    vs Yutan (1/29/18) at Yutan - L, 26-60
    vs Louisville (2/1/18) at Elmwood-Murdock - W, 47-46
February 6 vs Falls City - L, 40-66
February 8 vs Yutan (Parents Night) - L, 27-67
February 16 @ Auburn (Boys Only) - L, 29-53
February 19-20 @ C1-1 Subdistrict Tournament - (Bracket) PDF - Link
    vs Falls City (2/20/18) at Norris Middle School Gym - L, 40-55

C Team:
December 4 @ Louisville
December 11 @ Freeman
December 14 @ Syracuse
January 15 vs Wilber-Clatonia
January 22 @ Southern
February 5 vs Elmwood-Murdock
February 10 vs C Team Tournament (JCC Middle School)
 


 

 

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2016-17 Preview:

The JCC Boys Basketball returns to action for the 2016-17 for the second season under Head Coach Kirk Faris. The Thunderbirds will compete in the Class C2-2 Subdistrict, along with Elmwood-Murdock, Freeman and Palmyra. The C2-2 Subdistricts will be held in the Norris Middle School Gym on February 21st & 23rd, 2017.

2016-17 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament Information: Click here

2016-17 East Central Nebraska Conference (ECNC) Basketball Tournament Bracket: Click here

2016-17 Schedule & Results

 

Johnson County Central (2-19)
Date Opponent Class W-L Div W/L Score Points Tournament Name Tournament Location
12/02/16 Mead D2 17-6 2 L 27-41 36    
12/06/16 Southern C2 13-12 2 L 34-37 36    
12/08/16 Syracuse C1 16-9 2 L 32-66 38    
12/13/16 @ Palmyra C2 7-13 3 L 48-64 33    
12/20/16 Freeman C2 15-10 2 L 38-39 36    
12/29-12/30 Opponents:   - -   - - Auburn Holiday Tournament Auburn
     12/29      Lourdes Central Catholic D1 21-4 1 L 28-74 39 Auburn Holiday Tournament Auburn
     12/30      Auburn C1 13-11 2 L 52-60 38 Auburn Holiday Tournament Auburn
01/05/17 @ Wilber-Clatonia C1 6-16 3 L 29-47 35    
01/06/17 @ Elmwood-Murdock C2 22-3 1 L 42-79 39    
01/09-01/14 Opponents:   - -   - - MUDECAS Beatrice
     01/10      Diller-Odell C2 10-14 3 L 48-53 33 MUDECAS Beatrice
     01/14      Exeter-Milligan D2 12-11 2 L 49-61 36 MUDECAS Beatrice
01/19/17 @ Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer C2 9-14 3 L 62-69 33    
01/23/17 Weeping Water D1 3-21 4 W 72-61 (OT) 41    
01/24/17 @ Malcolm C1 11-13 3 L 58-62 35    
01/26/17 Conestoga C1 9-12 3 W 53-46 46    
01/26/17 Louisville C1 19-6 1   CANCELLED -    
01/28-02/04 Opponents:   - -   - - East Central Nebraska Conference TBD
     01/28      Freeman C2 15-10 2 L 32-63 36 East Central Nebraska Conference TBD
     01/31      Weeping Water D1 3-21 4 L 42-43 30 East Central Nebraska Conference TBD
02/07/17 @ Falls City C1 14-10 2 L 21-60 38    
02/10/17 @ Yutan C2 18-7 2 L 43-67 36    
02/17/17 Auburn C1 13-11 2 L 43-70 38    
02/21/17 Elmwood-Murdock C2 22-3 1 L 24-59 39 Subdistrict C2-2 Tournament Norris Middle School Gymnasium

 

 


 

2015-16 JCC Boys Basketball

2015-16 News:

The JCC Boys Basketball team has received the #2 A Division seed in the 87th Annual MUDECAS Basketball Tournament. The JCC Boys lost to #7-seed Freeman, 39-59, on Tuesday. The Thunderbirds will now face HTRS on Saturday, Jan. 16th at 1:15 p.m. at the Auditorium. The full boys bracket is available for download here (PDF).

JCC senior Mitch Faris has surpassed 1,000 career points after scoring 7 pts in a 47-30 victory over the Class C-2 No. 8 Wilber-Clatonia Wolverines. Faris is now third all-time in points scored in JCC boys basketball with 1,004 (as of 1/7/16), trailing only Justin Kosmicki (1,779 points) and Nate Kuhl (1,438).

2015-16 Preview:

The Thunderbirds head into the 2015-16 season coming off a 18-7 record last year. JCC will be under the helm of new head coach Kirk Faris, a veteran JCC football and basketball coach. Faris replaces Chris Hutt, who retired with a career record of 428-287, including a record of 142-56 (71.7%) at JCC. Also returning as an assistant coach is Ben Swanson. Former JCC basketball standout Derek Kuhl also joins the Thunderbird staff this year. 

Returning starters from last year's team include Mitch Faris (1st Team All-Conference), Sam Sterup (Honorable Mention All-Conference) and Nate Liberty. Other returning letterwinners include Austin Doty and Mason Waring. 

"Despite the graduation of five seniors from last year’s team, the Johnson County Central Boys Basketball Team is looking to improve on last year’s 18-7 record. It will not be an easy task with a difficult schedule that will push the team to improve every night out. This schedule should help prepare us for postseason play when we want to be at our best," said Head Coach Kirk Faris.

JCC is classified in Class C-1 and competes in the C1-1 District with Auburn, Fairbury, Falls City and Wilber-Clatonia.

 

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2015-16 Results: Johnson County Central (17-6)
Date Opponent Class W-L Div W/L Score Points Tournament Name Tournament Location
12/04/15 @ Mead D2 21-2 1 W 54-52 50    
12/08/15 @ Southern C2 4-18 4 W 57-35 41    
12/10/15 @ Syracuse C1 17-7 2 W 49-37 47    
12/15/15 Palmyra C2 4-19 4 W 52-32 41    
12/18/15 @ Louisville C1 14-10 2 W 43-42 47    
12/22/15 Omaha Concordia C1 11-13 3 L 50-53 33    
12/29-12/30 Opponents:   - -   - - Syracuse Holiday Tournament Syracuse
     12/29      Auburn C1 8-15 3 L 56-59 33 Syracuse Holiday Tournament Syracuse
     12/30      Syracuse C1 17-7 2 L 47-52 36 Syracuse Holiday Tournament Syracuse
01/02/16 @ Freeman C2 14-10 2 W 46-31 47    
01/07/16 Wilber-Clatonia C1 15-6 2 W 47-30 47    
01/08/16 Elmwood-Murdock C2 20-4 1 W 63-50 50    
01/11-01/16 Opponents:   - -   - - MUDECAS Conference Beatrice
     01/12      Freeman C2 14-10 2 L 39-59 36 MUDECAS Conference Beatrice
     01/16      Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer C2 15-9 2 W 63-45 47 MUDECAS Conference Beatrice
01/19/16 @ Weeping Water C2 7-17 3 W 53-43 44    
01/21/16 Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer C2 15-9 2 W 42-41 47    
01/26/16 Malcolm C1 9-14 3 W 72-58 44    
01/28/16 @ Conestoga C1 11-13 3 W 62-46 44    
01/30-02/06 Opponents:   - -   - - ECNC TBD
     02/01      Conestoga C1 11-13 3 W 49-32 44 ECNC TBD
     02/04      Mead D2 21-2 1 W 59-32 50 ECNC TBD
     02/06      Elmwood-Murdock C2 20-4 1 L 39-44 39 ECNC TBD
02/12/16 Yutan C2 15-9 2 W 67-65 47    
02/19/16 @ Auburn C1 8-15 3 W 41-32 44    
02/23/16 Fairbury C1 11-12 3 L 53-58 33 Subdistrict C1-1 Tournament Beatrice High School


History:

JCC celebrates defeating Freeman at MUDECAS (Jan 2013)

Johnson County Central has appeared in the Nebraska State Basketball Tournament once. In 2010, the Thunderbirds qualified in Class C-2 with a 22-3 regular season record. JCC defeated Burwell in the first round, 49-44. JCC would lose to Ravenna, 57-60 in the semifinals and also lose to Axtell, 71-75 in the third place game. The Thunderbirds finished the year with a 23-5 record, placing fourth in the state.
 

The Thunderbirds have won the MUDECAS Basketball Tournament Boys A Division twice, in 2012 and 2013. In the 2012 edition, JCC defeated Falls City Sacred Heart (50-32), Lourdes Central Catholic (41-22) and Pawnee City (51-45) to take home first place. The following year, the Thunderbirds defeated Bruning-Davenport-Shickley (45-41), C-2 #1 Freeman (48-46) and D-1 #4 Pawnee City (59-42) making it back-to-back Boys A Division Champions. 

PHOTO: JCC's Justin Damme (50) and Mitch Faris (10) celebrate a 48-46 victory over then C-2 #1 Freeman in the second round of the MUDECAS Tournament on January 10, 2013.

JCC Graduates Playing College Basketball:

Justin Damme (2013) Concordia University
Nate Kuhl (2013) Doane College

Past Results:

2021-22: 15-10
2020-21: 10-11
2019-20: 15-10
2018-19: 10-11
2017-18: 9-14
2016-17: 2-19
2015-16: 17-6
2014-15: 18-7
2013-14: 16-9
2012-13: 22-4
2011-12: 22-3
2010-11: 16-8
2009-10: 23-5*
2008-09: 15-8
2007-08: 10-12

* - quailified for the State Tournament

ECNC Regular Season Champions: 3
2009-10
2011-12
2015-16

ECNC Tournament Champions: 2
2009-10
2011-12

MUDECAS A Division Champions: 2
2011-12
2012-13

State Tournament Quailifers: 1
2009-10 (4th Place)

Lincoln Journal Star Final Ratings: 
2009-10: 4th (C-2)
2011-12: 6th (C-2)
2012-13: 5th (C-2)

Omaha World-Herald Final Ratings:
2009-10: 4th (C-2)
2012-13: 5th (C-2)

 

Individual Career Scoring Totals:
1. Justin Kosmicki - 1,779 pts (2006-10) (including 204 pts with Tecumseh HS)
2. Nate Kuhl - 1,438 pts (2009-13)
3. Mitch Faris - 1,279 pts (2012-16)
4. Justin Damme - 978 pts (2009-13)
5. Derek Kuhl - 806 pts (2006-10) (including 104 pts with Tecumseh HS)