AINSWORTH -- The Broken Bow Lady Indians will enter the holiday season riding a two game winning streak under interim coach Brynn Jobman. Coach Jobman takes over a the Lady Indians after four straight losses to start the season. The Lady Indians have also stepped up offensively as they scored an average of 50 points in the two wins. During the first for games the Lady Indians averaged 29.5 points per contest. Their defense has also turned it around. After giving up an average of 58 points in their first four games, the Lady Indians have given up 38 points in each of their last two games.
Overall, the change has been a team effort with balanced scoring and better ball control.
Friday night, the Lady Indians traveled to Ainsworth. After the first half of play, the Lady Indians held a 32-22 lead then outscored Ainsworth by three in the second half to secure their first victory of the season 51-38.
Four players led the Lady Indians in scoring. Taylor Pearson, Michaela Geiser, Halie Jones and Katie Loughran scored 8 points each. They were followed by Brittany Leverington with 5 points, Gabe Minnick with 4, Sami Gaston 4, Tressa Ripp 3 and Megan Peterson 3. Jones also led the team in rebounds with 9 and Geiser had 7 steals for the Lady Indians.
“Starting out with the press really gave us confidence and once we got a couple of steals, we really just began to play and have fun,” said Coach Jobman.
“We were very balanced in the scoring column and as long as we keep that up I believe we will be a pretty hard team to stop,” said Jobman.
Saturday night, the Lady Indians again came out in the first half outscoring their opponent. The Lady Indians led St. Paul 29-17 at halftime which turned out to be a big enough lead after a low scoring second half.
Leading the Lady Indians in scoring were Minnick and Geiser with 11 points each. They were followed by Jones with 10 points, Leverington with 6, Loughran 5, Pearson 4, Gaston 1 and Kelsie Myers 1.
“We did well down the stretch just playing our game and slowing the ball down,” said Jobman. “They pressed us well at the end, but once we calmed down, I thought we ended the game well.”
South Loup 20
MULLEN -- The Mullen Lady Broncos began last week with a win over the South Loup Lady Bobcats 73-20. The Lady Broncos held a 33-11 halftime lead then outscored South Loup 28-5 in the third quarter putting the game out of reach for the Lady Bobcats.
Mardee Sierks led the Lady Broncos with 23 points followed by Madi Tomlinson with 12, Robin Rundback 11, Tricia Young 10 and Clara Vinton 10.
The Lady Bobcats were led in scoring by Kristina Allen with 10 points followed by Britni Patterson with 6 points, Michala Dockweiler 2 and Trisha Hendricks 2.
MULLEN - The Mullen outscored Cody-Kilgore 22-4 in the third quarter and held on for an 8-point win Friday night.
Tomlinson scored 15 points to lead the Lady Broncos and Sierks went over the 1000-point career mark scoring 13 points. Young had 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for Mullen.
Mullen 59 OT
GORDON -- The Lady Broncos lost their second game of the season in overtime 63-59 to Class C1 undefeated Gordon-Rushville last Saturday. The Lady Broncos held a 26-22 halftime lead then lost in in the third quarter being outscored 17-12 to fall behind by one point after three quarters. Mullen outscored Gordon-Rushville 15-14 forcing overtime. In overtime, Gordon-Rushville scored 10 points to Mullen’s 6 handing the Lady Broncos their second loss of the season 63-59.
The Lady Broncos were led in scoring by Sierks with 28 points and Tomlinson with 12.
Medicine Valley 28
South Loup 17
CURTIS -- The South Loup Lady Bobcats lost to Medicine Valley in a low scoring affair. The Lady Bobcats scored 2 points each in the first and third quarters while Medicine Valley scored 11 and 6 which led to Medicine Valley’s 28-17 win.
Hendricks led South Loup with 6 points followed by Michaela Weverka with 4, Taylor Geiser 2, Kailey Loper 2, Dockweiler 2 and Patterson 1.
DUNNING -- The Sandhills /Thedford Lady Knights lost their first game of the season 52-37 Saturday night. The Lady Knights fell behind early 14-4 in the first quarter and trailed 28-18 at halftime. CWC increased their lead in the third quarter outscoring the Lady Knights 13-5. The Lady Knights rallied in the fourth quarter but the CWC lead was to much to overcome.
The Lady Knights were lead in scoring by Shelby Saner with 9 points followed by Tylee Coffman with 7, Kaitlin Marten 6, Kadi McFadden 4, Jonnie Staub 4, Sarah Miles 3, Taylor Marten 2 and Megan McLean 2.
LITCHFIELD -- The Lady Knights outscored the Litchfield Lady Trojans 18-3 in the first quarter and 12-5 in the fourth quarter for a 47-24 win Friday night.
Saner led the Lady Knights with 12 points and was followed by McFadden with 9, Staub 7, K. Marten 5, Michaela Miles 5, Coffman 4, Courtney Jameson 2, S. Miles 2 and Jacy Spencer 1.
The Lady Trojans were led in scoring by Falicia Shepardson with 9 points followed by Taylor Pickar with 5, Hope Downer 4, Kelsey Unick 3, Kate Sweley 2 and Kaitlin Kratzer 1. Pickar also grabbed 14 rebounds for Litchfield.
Loup County 37
LITCHFIELD -- The Loup County Lady Wildcats outscored Litchfield 11-4 in the first quarter and 11-7 in the fourth quarter for a 37-25 win last Tuesday evening.
Shayna Dunbar led the Lady Wildcats with 18 points and 16 rebounds. Also scoring for Loup County were Haylee Jordan with 8 points, Katelyn Tucker with 7 and Hannah Meeks 4.
Litchfield was led by Unick’s 8 points followed by Tiana Stithem with 5, Bridgette Janssen 4, Pickar 4, Kratzer 2, Shepardson 1 and Megan Prunk 1. Pickar again led the Lady Trojans on the boards with 10 rebounds.
Loup County 51
ELBA -- The Loup County Lady Wildcats outscored Elba in all four quarters which led to a 51-27 win evening their record at 3-3 before the holiday break.
All the Lady Wildcats got into the scorebook and were led by Tucker with 11 points. She was followed by Meeks with 8 points, Dunbar with 8, Jordan 5, Shiann Tucker 4, Beth Gideon 3, Alisa Sandoz 3, Audie Dunbar 3, Carlee Meeks 2, Robyn Kraus 2 and Monica Keith 2. Shayna Dunbar led the Lady Wildcats on the boards with 11 rebounds.
ANSLEY -- The Ansley Lady Warriors needed a 17-9 first quater edge to hold a 27-19 halftime lead over the S-E-M Lady Mustangs. The Lady Warriors then sealed the win outscoring the Lady Mustangs 21-15 in the second half.
Ansley’s Taylor Rohde led a balanced scoring attack for the Lady Warriors with 15 points followed by Siera Rohde with 7, Courtney Marsh 6, Katie Drake 6, Kathleen Ryan 6, Kara Ostrand 3, Kate Watts 3 and Tazalea Scott 2.
The Lady Mustangs were led by Sara Simmons with 14 points followed by Lauren Ibach with 7, Megan Berg 6 and Nissa Brown 1.
MERNA -- The Ansley Lady Warriors outscored the Anselmo-Merna Lady Coyotes 18-8 in the second quarter and never trailed in the second half for their sixth win of the season.
Siera Rohde led the Lady Warriors with 19 points followed by Watts with 7, Drake 6, Marsh 6, T. Rohde 5, Scott 4, Chelsea Entz 2 and Ryan 2.
The Lady Coyotes were led by Victoria Downey’s 18 points. She was followed by Julia Downey with 7 points, Sadie Hunt 5, Jessi Burnett 5, Anna Finney 4 and Megan Max 3.
MERNA -- The Anselmo-Merna Lady Coyotes outscored Overton 29-17 in the first quarter then increased their lead in the second half by outscoring Overton 24-13 for a 53-30 win to even their record at 3-3.
The Lady Coyotes were led in scoring by Burnett with 15 points. She was followed by Finney with 11 points, V. Downey with 7, Hunt 7, Janae Hostick 5 and Katie Kirkpatrick 4.
TRYON -- The Sargent Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 15-6 first quarter advantage and led at halftime 29-16. The Lady Bulldogs increased the lead in the second half in route to a 60-39 victory.
The Lady Bulldogs were led in scoring by Kelsey Frink with 17 points. She was followed by Jamie Kirwan with 16 points, Alex Hart with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Emily Clayton scored 4 points, Madison Kozeal 4, Rebecca Clark 2 and Josie Simmons 2.