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Lady Longhorns fall to Holyoke, Dundy County PDF Print E-mail

By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican

Lady Longhorns Coach Nancy Sorensen felt her girls let opportunities slip by in a pair of losses last weekend.
She definitely believed the girls let a win get away from them at Holyoke Friday, falling 29-21.
Then, after a strong first half against Dundy County-Stratton (DCS) here on Saturday, the girls scored just two points in the third. That allowed DCS to pull away as the Lady Longhorns fell 28-48.
The road to next week’s SPVA conference tournament doesn’t get any easier this week.
On Tuesday, the girls traveled to Southern Valley and took another one on the chin, falling 20-61.
Tonight (Thursday), they play host to 5-6 Perkins County and then travel to 5-8 Gothenburg on Friday.
That will lead them into the SPVA tournament which begins for the girls on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte.
The 3-10 Lady Longhorns come in as the #5 seed in the six-team tournament and will face Perkins County in a 5 p.m. MT rematch in the opening round.
Holyoke
Paige Spady scored four of the Lady Longhorns’ eight first quarter points as Chase County stayed within one of Holyoke, 8-9.
In a low-scoring second quarter, Chase County added six  on buckets from Kristen Jussel, Bethany Sorensen and Spady.
Defensively, they held Holyoke to four to take a 14-13 lead into the locker room at half.
The third quarter took a heavy toll on Chase County with only two points from Makala Bartels.
Holyoke’s Erin Vieselmeyer put them in the lead, scoring six of the Dragons’ eight points in the third she hit a trey and three free throws to give them a 21-16 lead going into the final quarter.
Chase County could score just five points in the fourth with baskets from Bartels and Sorensen and a free throw from Bridget Langin.
Holyoke hit a pair of baskets and went four of seven at the line in the final eight minutes to hand Chase County the 21-29 loss.
Coach Sorensen said that was one of those games she’d like to play over. “We should have had that one,” she said.
Spady was the leading scorer with 6 points while Bartels and Sorensen each added 4.
Bartels led the rebounding with 8, followed by Kaycee Bubak with 6. Chase County held the rebounding edge 27-25.
From inside the arc, they hit 9-24 for 38 percent and were 0-4 outside the arc.
The Lady Longhorns made just 3 of 12 free throw attempts and turned the ball over 30 times compared to 21 for Holyoke.
Imperial 21
2 PT.  3 PT.   FT/    
FG     FG     FTA       F    TP
Morgan Fisher    1    0    0-0    4    2
Cheyanne Kuhlmann    0    0    0-0    0    0
Kristen Jussel    1    0    0-0    4    2
Makala Bartels    2    0    0-0    0    4
Bethany Sorensen    2    0    0-0    4    4
Kaycee Bubak    0    0    2-9    0    2
Paige Spady    3    0    0-0    0    6
Bridget Langin    0    0    1-2    0    1
MaKenna Ketter    0    0    0-1    0    0
Kelsey Wood    0    0    0-0    0    0
Valeria Cervantes    0    0    0-0    0    0
Anna Bauerle    0    0    0-0    0    0
Jodi Koellner    0    0    0-0    0    0
TOTALS    9    0    3-12    12    21
Holyoke, Colo. 29
M. King 4, M. Vieselmeyer 8, C. Gerk 1, E. Vieselmeyer 16.
Holyoke’s totals: 2 pt. FG—8; 3 pt. FG—2; FT/FTA—7-13; Fouls—14; TP—29.
Points by quarters:
Imperial    8    6    2    5—21
Holyoke    9    4    8    8—29
Dundy County
Saturday’s game with DCS was a make-up game that was postponed before Christmas due to weather.
The Lady Longhorns came out strong with Sorensen scoring six of the first eight points. That, coupled with a basket by Jodi Koellner and a free throw from Kristen Jussel, kept Chase County tied after one, 9-9.
Chase County gave up 16 to DCS in the second but scored eight, including five from Jussel, two from Bartels and a free throw from Langin.
The third quarter proved to be the Lady Longhorns Achilles heel again, as they were able to score just two points on a basket by MaKenna Ketter.
At the other end of the court, DCS poured in 15 to build a 40-19 lead going into the final quarter.
The Lady Longhorns outscored DCS in the fourth by one but the deficit was too big, falling 28-48.
Jussel lead the team with 8, followed by Langin and Sor-ensen, each with 6.
Coach Sorensen said DCS fields a good team and was really proud of how her girls played in the first half.
DCS opened with a press but Chase County broke it early, forcing DCS to pull it off.
From the field, Chase County was 11-43 for 26 percent inside the arc and 1-2 outside. At the line, they were 3-11.
Bubak led the team in rebounds with 5 but was outrebounded 22-31.
Chase County forced DCS into 29 turnovers while limiting theirs to 23.
Imperial 28
2 PT.  3 PT.   FT/    
FG     FG     FTA       F    TP
Morgan Fisher    1    0    0-2    4    2
Kristen Jussel    2    1    1-3    1    8
Makala Bartels    1    0    0-0    3    2
Bethany Sorensen    3    0    0-0    2    6
Kaycee Bubak    0    0    0-0    5    0
Paige Spady    0    0    0-0    1    0
Bridget Langin    2    0    2-6    4    6
MaKenna Ketter    1    0    0-0    0    2
Kelsey Wood    0    0    0-0    0    0
Valeria Cervantes    0    0    0-0    1    0
Anna Bauerle    0    0    0-0    0    0
Jodi Koellner    1    0    0-0    1    2
TOTALS    11    1    3-11    22    28
Dundy Co./Stratton 48
F. Sanford 2, A. Peckham 1, H. Powell 2, Nat. Kent 8, A. Crouse 5, C. Duvel 19, M. Peterson 3, Ni. Kent 8.
Dundy Co./Stratton’s totals: 2 pt. FG—14; 3 pt. FG—3; FT/FTA—11-20; Fouls—15; TP—48.
Points by quarters:
Imperial    9    8    2    9—28
Dundy Co./Stratton    9    16    15    8—48