Lady Tigers edge Glenrock, but fall to Southeast

Lisa shaw/for the lusk herald Lusk’s Courtney Rowley returned to action this weekend for the Lady Tigers following her knee injury suffered during the volleyball season.

GLENROCK – The Niobrara County High School girls’ basketball team picked up a key quadrant win Friday night in Glenrock, but it wasn’t easy.

Courtney Rowley made her season debut for Niobrara County High School and her 3-pointer kept the Lady Tigers within 6-4 in a rugged opening stanza. NCHS was atrocious from the charity stripe and could have made life easier but managed to take a 13-11 halftime lead.

The home team warmed up from the arc in the second half with six treys and kept Lusk fighting for every possession. NCHS trailed 17-14 entering the fourth period, but Rowley hit a pair of treys.

Riley Shaw added another to keep the game a one possession game into the final minute. Jozalyn Potter’s rebound and put back with 12 seconds left gave NCHS the lead and her free throw gave the Lady Tigers the 38-36 win.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 4 9 1 24 – 38

GHS 6 7 4 19 – 36

TEAM STATS

NCHS: 8/25 FG; 4/10 3PT; 10/26 FT; 29 REB; 8 AST; 11 TO; 10 STL; 19 PF

GHS: 5/23 FG; 6/17 3PT; 8/19 FT; 32 REB; 9 AST; 6 STL; 12 TO; 19 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Rowley 10; Shaw 9; Larson 6; Richardson 5; Potter 5; Kottwitz 2; Krueger 1. Rebounds- Shaw 6; Richardson 6.

Anytime the Lady Tigers and Southeast get together, it’s guaranteed to be a physical, low scoring affair. NCHS held a slim 4-3 first quarter lead and appeared to open up some distance as Shaw, Anna Richardson and Rowley sank triples for the 14-7 lead at the break.

The Lady Cyclones battled back and were down by just one point with eight minutes left. Struggling to find any offense, Lusk managed just two points down the stretch as Southeast pulled ahead and won 33-24.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 4 10 8 2 – 24

SEHS 3 4 14 12 – 33

TEAM STATS

NCHS: 7/24 FG; 3/9 3PT; 1/9 FT; 28 REB; 8 AST; 15 TO; 5 STL; 7 PF

SEHS: 13/41 FG; 4/6 3PT; 35 REB; 9 AST; 8 STL; 9 TO; 12 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Krueger 9; Shaw 3; Rowley 3; Richardson 3; Larson 2; Potter 2; Kottwitz 2. Rebounds- Richardson 8; Shaw 5.

The JV split their weekend games with a 41-19 win over Glenrock as Jaden Stauffer led with nine points and Elyse Richards added eight. Against the Lady Cyclones, NCHS lost 39-30. Larkin Williams and Krueger each put in six points.

The Lady Tigers travel to the Hornet’s Nest on Friday (4 and 5:30 p.m.) before a home game against Sundance on Saturday (1 and 2:30 p.m.).

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