Herders, Cyclones get past NCHS

Tiger Jayden Mathews covers Cyclone Reece Robertson. Photo/Lisa Shaw

GLENROCK – The Tigers have had many struggles to begin the season but continue to work hard in a new offense, and very tough region as 2A Southeast play began last weekend. For a young team the road can be a harsh offering to begin with.

Glenrock has flirted with the Wyopreps Top five this season, and is a serious contender to make deep tourney runs. They raced out to a 24-12 first period lead, before the Tigers found some needed long range shots. Alec Penfield, Teagan Tschacher, Jayden Matthews and Jacob Miller all drained triples as the Tigers pulled within 39-36 heading to halftime.

Lusk could not keep up with the inside game of the home team as they went on a 15-2 run to take control with one stanza left. Three different Herders hit triples to open the final quarter as Glenrock won 70-40 over the Tigers.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 12 22   2   4  40

GLENROCK 24 13 15 18  70

TEAM STATS

NCHS 10/32 FG; 6/14 3PT; 2/5 FT; 28 REB; 21 TO; 9 PF

GLENROCK 23/38 FG; 6/25 3PT; 6/10 FT; 38 REB; 9 TO; 8 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: 

Scoring- Penfield 9, Bruegger 9, Tschacher 8, Miller 8, Matthews 6, Stone 2. Rebounds- Bruegger 8, Stone 6.

13-0 Cyclone run dooms Tigers

YODER – Yoder is always a tough place to win, and with both teams looking up at PB and Glenroc –- this game (and the rematch in Lusk) will say a lot as regionals come into focus. 

The home team took a 9-5 lead behind three long-rangers in the first period. Neither team was willing to give up an easy shot, and few whistles gave way to much jostling underneath the basket. NCHS had opportunities to take command as the Cyclones committed seven second-quarter turnovers yet held an 18-13 lead.

Both teams were sloppy with the ball coming out of the locker rooms, as ragged play contributed to the 23-19 Southeast lead. As with the earlier girls game, a lid went over the Tiger rim while the home team put up a 13-0 run to win 36-19 and drop the Tigers to 4-10 on the season.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 5 8 6 0  19

SEHS 9 9 5 13  36

TEAM STATS

NCHS 7/22 FG; 0/11 3PT; 5/10 FT; 27 REB; 24 TO; 14 PF

SEHS 8/27 FG; 5/17 3PT; 5/12 FT; 34 REB; 21 TO; 14 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: 

Scoring- Penfield 5, Stone 4, Bruegger 4, Miller 4, Tschacher 2. Rebounds- Bruegger 6, Carpenter 5, Penfield 5.

JV drops two

GLENROCK – The JV lost by a narrow 53-47 score at Glenrock as Wyatt Stauffer led NCHS with 15 points and six rebounds. Ben Eiden contributed 12 points and five rebounds. In Yoder, the Tigers came up short 40-38 despite Matthews hitting four treys and Aric Eaton adding eight points.

NCHS gets Pine Bluffs and Sundance in the friendly confines of Tiger Gym this weekend. The top-ranked Hornets visit Friday with JV at 4:30 and varsity at 7:30 p.m. before Sundance comes calling on Saturday. JV starts at 1 and varsity at 4 p.m.


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