Lady Tigers edge Sundance to remain at .500


PINE BLUFFS – The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets used an early 5-0 lead to take control last Friday evening to drop the Niobrara County girls’ team to 1-1 in quadrant play.

Despite a Lily Krueger 3-pointer, the Lady Tigers were in a 13-6 hole after one period.

The Lady Tigers clawed back, and Krueger’s triple gave Lusk a 17-15 lead, albeit briefly. Despite six turnovers, the Hornets responded and took a two-point lead into the break.

With the aid of several NCHS turnovers, Pine Bluffs used a 12-2 run to create some space on the scoreboard. The lackluster offense by the Lady Tigers, and a still recovering Courtney Rowley saw the home team go up 35-24 after three quarters.

Riley Shaw scored an old fashioned three and sank two long bombs to keep NCHS within five points as time wound down. The Lady Hornets used a 7-1 run to finish off the game in the 50-39 final score.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 6 13 5 15 – 39

PBHS 13 8 14 15 – 50

TEAM STATS

NCHS: 8/27 FG; 5/17 3PT; 8/18 FT; 30 REB; 6 AST; 16 TO; 7 STL; 20 PF

PBHS: 10/26 FG; 4/12 3PT; 18/28 FT; 36 REB; 9 AST; 10 STL; 16 TO; 17 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Shaw 14; Krueger 9; Richardson 4; Potter 4; Kottwitz 4; Rowley 2; Larson 2. Rebounds- Richardson 8; Shaw 5; Kottwitz 5.

On Saturday afternoon, Sundance visited Lusk, and it took all 32 minutes for NCHS to come out on top.

The Lady Tigers led early, and it looked like a rout was in the making as Rowley’s trey helped Lusk to a 13-4 lead after one period. Anna Richardson’s jumper and converted free throw moved the score to 18-9 but chipped one point off that for the 20-12 halftime score.

The Lady Bulldogs closed the gap to get within three points entering the final frame and overtook Lusk 26-25 just two minutes into the fourth. The lead went back and forth until Bryn Bruch tied it at 31 and Rowley’s breakaway layup sealed the 36-32 win.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

SHS 4 8 10 10 – 32

NCHS 13 7 5 11 – 36

TEAM STATS

SHS: 8/25 FG; 2/9 3PT; 10/19 FT; 35 REB; 7 AST; 2 STL; 12 TO; 14 PF

NCHS: 13/29 FG; 1/12 3PT; 7/20 FT; 28 REB; 5 AST; 8 TO; 9 STL; 15 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Richardson 13; Rowley 7; Shaw 5; Potter 5; Bruch 2; Krueger 2; Kottwitz 2. Rebounds- Richardson 6; Shaw 5.

The JV was defeated by Pine Bluffs 39-25 and Sundance 38-23.

This week the Lady Tigers visit Lingle-Fort Laramie (4 and 5:30 p.m.) on Friday before a trip to Moorcroft on Saturday (time TBA).

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