Lady Tigers split with Glenrock, Southeast


LUSK – The Niobrara County High School girls’ basketball teams home weekend was very similar to when they made road trips to Glenrock and Yoder last month.

The Lady Herders popped a couple of early 3-pointers and went up 6-1 before holding a 7-5 lead after the first period. Riley Shaw tied the game at 13 with a trey, but the visitors got a buzzer-beater for the slim 20-18 halftime lead.

Coming out of the locker room Glenrock went on an 8-0 run, opening up a 31-22 lead entering the final frame. But the veteran Lady Tigers chipped away at the lead, and Danni Larson’s short jumper and free throw tied the game at 31 with 3:35 to play.

Back and forth the teams went until Courtney Rowley’s basket gave NCHS a lead with 14 seconds remaining. The Lady Herders missed a 3-point attempt and putback as Lusk held on for the 37-35 win.

SCORE BY QUARTER

GHS 7 13 11 4 – 35

NCHS 5 13 4 15 – 37

TEAM STATS

GHS: 4/20 FG; 6/12 3PT; 9/15 FT; 39 REB; 8 AST; 2 STL; 24 TO; 16 PF

NCHS: 12/38 FG; 1/22 3PT; 10/21 FT; 44 REB; 8 AST; 7 TO; 10 STL; 19 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Rowley 15; Shaw 11; Potter 4; Larson 3; Richardson 3; Bruch 1. Rebounds- Rowley 13; Kottwitz 8; Shaw 6.

Rough and tumble is usually the mantra when Southeast and NCHS match up, as both teams personify their coach’s intensity. Saturday was no different as the Lady Tigers took the upper hand with an 11-7 first quarter lead. Anna Richardson’s trey followed by a score from Rowley pushed the lead to 10 points before a late basket got the Lady Cyclones within 24-16 at the break.

The visitors doubled up Lusk in the third period and managed to tie the game at 32. Shaw splashed a pair of triples, but Southeast made a late 12-7 run to overtake NCHS in the 48-43 final score.

SCORE BY QUARTER

SEHS 7 9 16 16 – 48

NCHS 11 13 8 11 – 43

TEAM STATS

SEHS: 18/43 FG; 3/11 3PT; 3/8 FT; 36 REB; 17 AST; 4 STL; 12 TO; 11 PF

NCHS: 15/33 FG; 3/9 3PT; 4/11 FT; 29 REB; 8 AST; 10 TO; 5 STL; 13 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Shaw 18; Rowley 10; Richardson 5; Bruch 4; Kottwitz 4; Potter 2. Rebounds- Rowley 5; Potter 5; Kottwitz 5.

The junior varsity team defeated Glenrock 41-16 and Southeast 48-42 in overtime.

NCHS hosts Pine Bluffs for Senior Night as the eight Lady Tigers will be honored after the varsity game and before the boy’s varsity contest. Estimated tipoff time is 5:30 p.m.

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