Lady Tigers split conference weekend

Lisa Shaw/For the Lusk Herald Lady Tiger Jozalyn Potter eyes the basket before her shot against the Lady Cyclones.

GLENROCK – The Lady Tigers came through the non-conference portion of their schedule with an 8-4 record, and opened the 2A Southeast region with a pair of road games last weekend.

Friday at Glenrock, Lusk pitched a first quarter shutout 13-0 over the winless Lady Herders, and put up another baker’s dozen in the second period. The lead was 26-6 at the break and NCHS used the second half to fine tune the nine-deep rotation of Head Coach Deb Murray. It was just the fourth game this season she had everyone available. After three the score was 42-13 and ended up a 56-18 win for the Lady Tigers.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 13 13 16 14  56

GLENROCK 0 6 7 5  18

TEAM STATS

NCHS 21/51 FG; 2/13 3PT; 12/16 FT; 44 REB; 10 PF; 14 TO

GLENROCK 6/44 FG; 1/6 3PT; 5/6 FT; 31 REB; 14 PF; 20 TO

NCHS PLAYER STATS

Scoring- Gaukel 13, Rowley 10, Sturman 9, Christianson 7, Richardson 4, Graham 4, Lyons 4, Shaw 3, Blackburn 2. Rebounds- Gaukel 9, Rowley 8, Christianson 7, Blackburn 6. Steals- Christianson 5.

Southeast edges Lady Tigers

YODER – Cyclone Gym has always been one of the most difficult places to play and Saturday was no exception for the Lady Tigers. Taylor Gaukel and Southeast’s Ellie Schmitt traded a few baskets back and forth, with each scoring six of their teams’ nine first period points. As the game settled into a typical, slow, physical contest,   good shots were hard to come by and harder to go in the hoop. NCHS led 20-16 at the midpoint and extended the lead to nine as the third wound down. Ashley Christianson buried a three pointer at the 6:57 mark, but after that moment the Lusk offense fell silent. The home team came back behind a 13-3 run, mostly behind role-players as they squeezed out the 35-32 win.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 9 11 9 3  32

SEHS 9 7 6 13  35

TEAM STATS

NCHS 11/36 FG; 1/7 3PT; 9/14 FT; 31 REB; 19 PF; 16 TO

SEHS 12/35 FG; 0/4 3PT; 11/23 FT; 32 REB; 16 PF; 10 TO

NCHS PLAYER STATS

Scoring- Gaukel 11, Christianson 7, Rowley 4, Graham 4, Blackburn 2, Richardson 2, Lyons 2. Rebounds- Blackburn 6, Gaukel 5.

JV splits Glenrock, S’East

GLENROCK – The JV was able to defeat Glenrock 30-21 Peyton Kottwitz led NCHS with ten points and Harlee Blair added six. The following day the Lady Cyclones were too much in the 36-18 defeat. Joz Potter led scorers with nine.

C teams tops Wheatland

GUERNSEY – The C squad went to Guernsey for the frosh-soph tourney on Jan. 14, and despite missing Shaw, Rowley, Richardson and Bruch overpowered Wheatland 42-26, as Danni Larson led with 13 points, followed by Abby Kottwitz putting in a dozen and Calli Klein had eight. They also beat Lingle-Ft. Laramie 46-33 with Potter scoring 15 and the Kottwitz sisters combining for 18 points.

The Lady Tigers return to Tiger Gym for games this weekend. Pine Bluffs visits Friday for JV at 4:30 and varsity at 6 p.m. On Saturday the defending state champs from Sundance visit for JV at 1 and varsity a 2:30 p.m.


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