Ladies open regionals against Tongue River

Cory Griffith
Posted 2/21/24

The Lady Tigers wrapped up the regular season and will play Tongue River in the opening game of the 2A East Regional Tournament this weekend.

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Ladies open regionals against Tongue River


PINE BLUFFS – The Lady Tigers last regular season game at the Hornet’s Nest was a slow starter for both squads last Friday night. Rachel Krein banked in a three pointer at the 3:49 mark and Lusk’s lead was 6-4. 

It was 8-7 in Niobrara County High School’s favor after the first quarter. Krein knocked down another triple and moments later Paige Potter spotted up for a three pointer. Lusk’s lead was 18-11 before the home team went on a 15-0 run into halftime.

Phoebe Allbright’s three pointer kept NCHS within seven late in the third quarter, but again the Lady Hornets made a run. The home team’s lead expanded to 20 points at 4:29 remaining, and the Lady Tigers couldn’t rally in the 57-30 defeat.

The Lady Tigers open the 2A East Regional tournament against Tongue River. The teams met in Wright at the 2A East Smackdown with the Lady Eagles winning by the 51-38 score. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Pine Bluffs High School. All tournament brackets and ticket prices are available at


NCHS 8-10-9-3--30

PBHS 7-19-17-14--57


NCHS 5/26 FG; 4/11 3PT; 8/15 FT; 18 REB; 8 AST; 12 STL; 24 TO; 14 PF

PBHS 22/47 FG; 2/14 3PT; 7/14 FT; 47 REB; 16 AST; 7 STL; 21 TO; 15 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Manning 9, R. Krein 9, Smith 4, Allbright 3, Potter 3, H. Krein 1, S. Krein 1.