NCHS boys split Jamboree weekend

Declan Jensen and Alec John Penfield defend against a Cheyenne South player. Photo/Lisa Shaw

The Tiger Jamboree opened last Thursday as Harrison came to Lusk for the first time in several years. NCHS held a slim 17-16 lead at halftime, and the pesky Warriors stayed within five through three. The Tigers were able to pull away with a 15-2 run for their first win of the season 48-30. 

SCORE BY

QUARTERS

SCHS 6 10 12 2  30

NCHS 13 4 16 15  48

TEAM STATS

SCHS 10/32 FG; 0/5 3PT; 10/12 FT; 33 REB; 30 TO; 12 PF

NCHS 20/54 FG; 1/9 3PT; 5/8 FT; 30 REB; 14 TO; 14 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Penfield 9, Bruegger 9, Tschacher 8, Carpenter 8, Stone 4, Matthews 4, Molzahn 2, Jensen 2, Miller 2. Rebounds- Bruegger 6, Penfield 5. Assists- Stone 5. Steals- Stone 5, Jensen 5.

Cheyenne South brought a team of sophs and juniors Friday morning and trailed the Tigers 25-21 at halftime. Missed opportunities to put the Bison away got to the Tigers as South forced the game into overtime tied at 46. Free throws were the difference as Lusk shot seven of 21 while South made 15 of 21 to get the win 56-48.

SCORE BY 

QUARTERS

CSJV 9 12 11 14 10  56

NCHS 12 13 10 11 2  48

TEAM STATS

CSJV 13/35 FG; 5/16 3PT; 15/25 FT; 38 REB; 24 TO; 22 PF

NCHS 19/48 FG; 1/7 3PT; 7/21 FT; 36 REB; 30 TO; 21 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Bruegger 22, Penfield 6, Jensen 6, Carpenter 5, Stone 5, Tschacher 2, Miller 2. Rebounds- Bruegger 13, Penfield 5, Tschacher 5.

Later in the afternoon, the Tigers got an education in three-point shooting from the Thunder Basin sophs. This writer/clock operator witnessed TB make 13 in a demolition of South earlier in the day, and was impressed. The Bolts opened with four treys to open a 22-16 lead over Lusk before sinking six more in the second period. 46-32 quickly became 73-47 with seven more triples in the third from the deadeye youngsters from Gillette. Two more in the fourth brought their total to a staggering 19 of 45 and 42 percent in the 78-55 final score.

SCORE BY 

QUARTERS

TBSOPH 22 24 27 5  78

NCHS 16 16 15 8  55

TEAM STATS

TBSOPH 9/27 FG; 19/45 3PT; 3/7 FT; 38 REB; 18 TO; 26 PF

NCHS 14/37 FG; 3/10 3PT; 18/31 FT; 39 REB; 25 TO; 14 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Tschacher 19, Bruegger 11, Penfield 9, Stauffer 6, Matthews 3, Carpenter 2, Stone 2, Eiden 2, Jensen 1. Rebounds- Bruegger 13, Stone 5, Penfield 5.

Minatare came to Tiger Gym for the first time ever on Saturday and struggled to stop Penfield and Bruegger early. The pair combined for a dozen points in the 19-4 early lead, and Lusk kept stretching it out to 37-17 at the break. The Indians tried to make a run but Lusk’s defense was impressive in the 60-39 win.

SCORE BY 

QUARTERS

MINATARE 4 14 12 9  39

NCHS 19 18 8 15  60

TEAM STATS

MINATARE 9/30 FG; 4/7 3PT; 9/15 FT; 30 REB; 33 TO; 18 PF

NCHS 21/56 FG; 2/5 3PT; 12/23 FT; 41 REB; 22 TO; 17 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Bruegger 19, Penfield 13, Jensen 6, Tschacher 5, Stone 4, Carpenter 3, Eaton 2, Miller 2. Rebounds- Bruegger 13, Jensen 6. Assists- Stone 6. Steals- Jensen 6, Stone 5.

The JV won two out of three at the Jamboree, beginning with a 52-35 win over Glenrock on Friday morning. Later that evening they lost to the South sophs 55-48. On Saturday they defeated Minatare 24-14 in two quarters. 

NCHS went to Guernsey for a varsity game Tuesday night with results to come next week.


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