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Varsity girls finish regular season with three games in five days PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

It was a busy finish to the Lady Longhorns’ varsity basketball regular season, with three games spanning just five days last week.
Two games were on the road to Wauneta/Palisade and Hershey. Mixed in between was Chase County’s final home game Friday against Bayard.
While the Lady Longhorns lost all three contests, Coach Nancy Sorensen saw some good things in each outing.
After concluding the regular season at Hershey Saturday, the squad had just two days to prepare for the C2-11 subdistrict game Monday night in McCook.
Wauneta/Palisade game
Coach Sorensen said her team played one of its best quarters of the season during the opening eight minutes at Wauneta last Tuesday, Feb. 8.
Chase County took a 13-2 lead, holding the Lady Broncos to just two free throws in the first eight minutes of play.
But, then the tables turned, as Wauneta/Palisade finished with 16 points the second quarter, and held Chase County to just one bucket, taking an 18-15 lead into halftime.
Chase County put up 13 in the third quarter, holding the Lady Broncos to nine, and regained a 28-27 lead heading into the fourth.
But, the final quarter came down to free throws.
Wauneta/Palisade hit 12 of 16 in the final eight minutes, and finished 16 of 21 overall from the line.
That compares to a 4 of 5 free throw mark for Chase County for the entire game.
Chase County outshot Wauneta/Palisade from two-point range, hitting 17 of 43 (39%) compared to 12 of 38 for the Lady Broncos (31%).
Six Lady Longhorns scored in the game, led by Lexee Reichert’s 14 points.
Imperial 38
2 PT. 3 PT.   FT/    
FG   FG        FTA       F    TP
Morgan Fisher    0    0    0-0    0    0
Chantal Heathers    2    0    1-2    4    5
Michaela Ketter    0    0    0-0    3    0
Kacia Smith    0    0    0-0    0    0
Kristen Jussel    1    0    1-1    0    3
Bethany Sorensen    1    0    2-2    4    4
Kaycee Bubak    0    0    0-0    0    0
Lexee Reichert    7    0    0-0    5    14
Alexis Tropf    3    0    0-0    2    6
Shannon Liewer    3    0    0-0    0    6
Anna Bauerle    0    0    0-0    0    0
TOTALS    17    0    4-5    18    38
Wauneta/Palisade 46
Fanning 7, Riener 21, Christner 3, Bischoff 10, Hamilton 5.
Wauneta/Palisade’s totals: 2 pt. FG—12; 3 pt. FG—2; FT/FTA—16-21; Fouls—11; TP—46.
Points by quarters:
Imperial    13  2  13 10—38
Wauneta/Palisade    2 16  9  19—46
Bayard game
In their last home appearance this season, the Lady Longhorns hosted Bayard Friday night, which also included Parents Night activities.
Chase County jumped ahead early, 7-2, but became a bit sluggish after that. Bayard went on an unanswered 13-point run, with no scoring from Chase County for six minutes.
With 4:40 left in the second quarter, a bucket from Reichert ended the drought. Bayard took a 20-11 lead at halftime.
A fairly even third quarter,led to some better offense for Chase County in the fourth, sparked by a pair of threes from Reichert.
Chase County pulled within six with a minute left, but the clock was against them, and Bayard won it, 42-33.
From the field, Chase County hit 9 of 44 (20%) and was 2 of 9 from three-point range.
Bayard hit 7 of 28 (25%) and was 4 of 15 on threes.
The nine point difference in the final score was nearly matched at the free throw line, where Bayard was 16 of 23, and Chase County hit 9 of 21, a seven-point difference.
Alexis Tropf had one of her best games of the season, scoring in every quarter and ending with 16 points to lead Chase County. Reichert was also in double figures with 14.
Imperial 33
2 PT.  3 PT.   FT/    
FG     FG     FTA       F    TP
Morgan Fisher    0    0    0-0    0    0
Chantal Heathers    0    0    0-0    3    0
Michaela Ketter    0    0    0-0    2    0
Kacia Smith    0    0    0-0    0    0
Kristen Jussel    0    0    0-0    0    0
Bethany Sorensen    0    0    2-3    3    2
Kaycee Bubak    0    0    0-0    0    0
Lexee Reichert    1    2    4-6    4    12
Alexis Tropf    7    0    2-6    3    16
Emma Engbrecht    0    0    0-0    0    0
Shannon Liewer    1    0    1-6    4    3
Anna Bauerle    0    0    0-0    0    0
TOTALS    9    2    9-21    19    33
Bayard 42
Vern 14, Long 4, Marquez 16, Stuart 1, Willey 7.
Bayard’s totals: 2 pt. FG—7; 3 pt. FG—4; FT/FTA—16-23; Fouls—18; TP—42.
Points by quarters:
Imperial    7  4 7 15—33
Bayard    10 10 8 14—42
Hershey game
It was all Hershey on offense Saturday, as they took a 74-22 win from Chase County.
Still taking three-point shots in the fourth quarter, Hershey ended up with eight in the game, while Chase County was unable to score at all from beyond the arc that night.
From two-point range, Chase County also struggled as they hit only 6 of 36 (17%), while Hershey dropped in 20 of 34 (58%).
Both teams put in 10 from the charity stripe.
Shannon Liewer led the team in scoring with eight points.
Imperial 22
2 PT. 3 PT.   FT/    
FG   FG        FTA       F    TP
Morgan Fisher    0    0    0-0    0    0
Chantal Heathers    0    0    1-2    3    1
Michaela Ketter    0    0    0-0    4    0
Kacia Smith    0    0    0-0    0    0
Kristen Jussel    0    0    2-2    2    2
Bethany Sorensen    0    0    2-2    0    2
Kaycee Bubak    0    0    0-0    0    0
Lexee Reichert    1    0    3-4    3    5
Alexis Tropf    1    0    0-2    0    2
Emma Engbrecht    0    0    2-2    0    2
Bridget Langin    0    0    0-0    0    0
Shannon Liewer    4    0    0-0    3    8
Anna Bauerle    0    0    0-0    1    0
TOTALS    6    0    10-14    16    22
Hershey 74
Troyer 2, Young 15, Huebner 1, Otzel 1, Miller 22, Frederick 11, Hiatt 12, Baker 10.
Hershey’s totals: 2 pt. FG—20; 3 pt. FG—8; FT/FTA—10-15; Fouls—10; TP—74.
Points by quarters:
Imperial    6  5   5 6—22
Hershey    16 30 12 16—74

 

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