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By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

Chase County’s junior high girls’ teams won all three games against Perkins County Monday in the Shorthorns’ first contests at home.
Coach Bruce Vires said in all three A, B and C games, Chase County pressed the first quarter, resulting in a lot of Perkins County turnovers.
The Chase County A team took a 37-3 win.
Scoring for the Shorthorns were Destiny Reinke 12, Taylin McNair 7, Bridgette Odens 4, Megan Engbrecht 4, Shaylee Heathers 3, Mikaela O’Brien 3, Katelyn Wheeler 2 and Brittanie Benge 2.
Points by quarters:
Chase Co. A    16 4 11 6—37
Perkins Co. A    1 0   0 2—  3
In the B game, Chase County also took a lopsided win, 34-3.
Chase County scorers were Brittanie Benge 8, Katelyn Wheeler 6, Bridgette Odens 6, Emma Ferguson 2, Lauren Gockley 2, Dawn Castle 2, Ansley Wood 2, Megan Engbrecht 2, Peyton Fiedler 2 and Jade Harris 2.
Points by quarters:
Chase Co. B    14 8 8 4—34
Perkins Co. B    0 0 0 3—  3
In the C game, Chase County earned a 16-4 win.
Amber Stumpff led the Chase County scoring with 6. Also scoring were Ryelee Christensen 4, Kayla Schilke 4 and Stevie Johnson 2.
Points by quarters:
Chase Co. C    6 4 4 2—16
Perkins Co. C    0 2 2 0—  4
While they won by wide margins in all three games, a credit to their aggressive defense, Coach Vires said too many layups were missed by his teams after stealing the ball.
He said they need to improve on running the half-court offense, especially on moving the ball and passes.
All members of the team saw action in at least two quarters against Perkins County.    
The girls’ teams will be at home again today (Thursday) against McCook. Games start at 4 p.m.
Next Thursday, Dec. 20, the teams will travel to Hershey for games starting at 4 p.m. MT. That will also be the first games for the junior high boys, who will start their season after completing junior high wrestling.