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By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

Chase County’s Lady Longhorn varsity team had a busy finish to their 2012-13 season last week, beating Bayard in their home finale Friday, and losing on the road to Wauneta-Palisade and Hershey.
The trio of games put the team’s regular season record at 7-17, as they prepared for Tuesday’s C1-11 subdistrict first round game.
The team lost junior starter Kristen Jussel in Friday’s game against Bayard. About two minutes into the fourth quarter, Jussel and a Bayard player collided and Jussel left the game.
Coach Nancy Sorensen said she suffered a broken collar bone, and played her last game of the season that night.
Sorensen said Jussel was not back in school yet on Monday. The coach planned to start junior Bridget Langin in Tuesday’s subdistrict opener.
Here’s a recap of the three final regular season games.
Bayard game
After neither team scored a point in the first quarter, Bayard had the upper hand early, leading the Lady Longhorns at half, 11-3.
Chase County didn’t put its first point on the board until Kaycee Bubak dropped in a free throw with about five minutes left in the second quarter.
Morgan Fisher hit a bucket about two and a half minutes later, but that would be it for Chase County the first half.
But, then Bayard had trouble finding the basket second half, mustering only three points in the third quarter, and was scoreless the fourth.
Chase County put up 25 points in the second half to take the low-scoring 28-14 win.
Neither team shot well in the game. Chase County was nine of 44 from two-point range for 20 percent, hit no threes and was 10-20 on free throws (50 percent).
Bayard was five of 26 from the field (19 percent), had no treys and hit four of 14 from the line (28 percent).
Bubak led Chase County’s scoring with seven, while Paige Spady put in six.
In other stats, Bubak was also the leading rebounder with 10 (five on each board), while Spady was credited with three assists and six steals.
Imperial 28
2 PT.  3 PT.   FT/    
FG     FG     FTA       F    TP
Morgan Fisher    2    0    0-0    2    4
Cheyanne Kuhlmann    0    0    0-0    0    0
Kristen Jussel    1    0    0-0    2    2
Makala Bartels    1    0    1-2    1    3
Bethany Sorensen    0    0    0-0    4    0
Kaycee Bubak    1    0    5-10    2    7
Paige Spady    2    0    2-6    2    6
Bridget Langin    0    0    2-2    3    2
MaKenna Ketter    0    0    0-0    0    0
Valeria Cervantes    0    0    0-0    0    0
Anna Bauerle    2    0    0-0    0    4
Jodi Koellner    0    0    0-0    0    0
TOTALS    9    0    10-20    16    28
Bayard 14
H. Sauer 4, S. Garcia 2, C. Rummel 5, K. Fiscus 3.
Bayard’s totals: 2 pt. FG—5; 3 pt. FG—0; FT/FTA—4-14; Fouls—19; TP—14.
Points by quarters:
Imperial    0    3    9    16—28
Bayard    0    11    3    0—14
Wauneta-Palisade game
Chase County had a strong first quarter start on the road to Wauneta-Palisade Feb. 5, but faltered the next two quarters.
That put the Lady Longhorns in too deep a hole from which to climb, despite a 10-point fourth.
The result was a 42-28 loss to the Lady Broncos.
Chase County’s 6-0 lead early developed into a 12-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Broncos stormed back with 12 second quarter points, as Chase County scored only four.
Trailing 18-16 at the half, the third quarter wasn’t much better for Chase County, with just one bucket scored by Makala Bartels on a Bethany Sorensen assist.
Both teams put up 10 in the final eight minutes, as Wauneta-Palisade held on for the win.
Chase County hit more from two-point range than their opponents, but the Lady Broncos outdid the Lady Longhorns on treys and free-throw shooting.
From the field, Chase County was 13 of 48 (27 percent), while W/P hit 10 of 24 attempts (41 percent).
While Chase County went 0-5 on threes and was just 2-3 from the line, the Lady Broncos hit four of 11 treys and were 10-19 (52 percent) on free throws.
Bubak and Jussel were Chase County’s offensive leaders with eight apiece.
Bubak also had three steals, Sorensen was credited with three assists, while Spady led the rebounders with eight.
Imperial 28
2 PT.  3 PT.   FT/    
FG     FG     FTA       F    TP
Morgan Fisher    0    0    0-0    4    0
Cheyanne Kuhlmann    0    0    0-0    0    0
Kristen Jussel    4    0    0-1    2    8
Makala Bartels    1    0    2-2    3    4
Bethany Sorensen    2    0    0-0    3    4
Kaycee Bubak    4    0    0-0    2    8
Paige Spady    1    0    0-0    0    2
Bridget Langin    1    0    0-0    3    2
MaKenna Ketter    0    0    0-0    1    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    13    0    2-3    18    28
Wauneta-Palisade 42
L. Alberts 1, E. Skelton 5, S. Harchelroad 6, A. Fanning 12, T. Lee 9, B. Nordhausen 3, B. Einspahr 6.
Wauneta-Palisade’s totals: 2 pt. FG—10; 3 pt. FG—4; FT/FTA—10-19; Fouls—9; TP—42.
Points by quarters:
Imperial    12    4    2    10—28
Wauneta-Palisade    6    12    14    10—42
Hershey game
The Lady Longhorns stayed with Hershey the first quarter, trailing by just five, 13-8, but then the second quarter got away from them.
In the second stanza, Chase County added seven but Hershey put up 20, helped by two treys, and had a 33-15 halftime lead.
Hershey had another double-digit quarter of scoring in the third, but the Lady Longhorns were held to just four. Hershey went on to win 49-28.
Chase County had difficulty getting shots off against Hershey’s defense, making just 28 attempts from two-point range. But they hit 12 of them, for a 43 percent shooting mark.
Coach Sorensen said her team stayed in the game and “gave all they had.”
Hershey hit just one more than Chase County (13 of 33) from the field for 39 percent, and was eight of 16 from the line. Chase County had just six tries from the free throw line, and hit four (67 percent).
Hershey put in five treys, while Chase County was unsuccessful on two attempts.
Bubak was again Chase County’s scoring leader with nine. Bartels, Spady and Anna Bauerle each scored four.
Langin had four rebounds, Fisher two assists and Spady two steals in the game.
Imperial 28
2 PT.  3 PT.   FT/    
FG     FG     FTA       F    TP
Morgan Fisher    1    0    0-0    1    2
Cheyanne Kuhlmann    0    0    0-0    0    0
MaKenna Ketter    0    0    0-0    0    0
Makala Bartels    2    0    0-0    2    4
Bethany Sorensen    1    0    0-0    3    2
Kaycee Bubak    3    0    3-4    4    9
Paige Spady    2    0    0-0    1    4
Bridget Langin    0    0    1-2    1    1
Valeria Cervantes    1    0    0-0    0    2
Anna Bauerle    2    0    0-0    0    4
Jodi Koellner    0    0    0-0    0    0
TOTALS    12    0    4-6    12    28
Hershey 49
D. Miller 8, B. Frederick 5, B. Munsen 2, M. Hiatt 17, T. Baker 6, M. Seaman 11.
Hershey’s totals: 2 pt. FG—13; 3 pt. FG—5; FT/FTA—8-16; Fouls—9; TP—49.
Points by quarters:
Imperial    8    7    4    9—28
Hershey    13    20    13    3—49