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Lady Longhorns have week off after Monday SPVA loss PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

Suffering a loss in Monday’s first round of the SPVA Conference girls’ basketball tourney gives Chase County a full week off before the next action.
The Lady Longhorns, seeded seventh, lost to No. 2 Hershey Monday, 59-25.
With the addition of Kimball to the conference this year, the seventh-seeded team, if losing the first round, is eliminated from an addition game in the new format.
In previous years, with six SPVA teams, all teams had at least two games.
The SPVA tourney continues in North Platte today (Thursday) with the semi-finals. The championship game is set for Saturday at 5 p.m. MT. Consolation games are earlier Saturday.
The week off until Tuesday’s game against Haxtun, Colo., may allow Chase County some additional time for players to heal.
Senior Kaycee Bubak continues to recover from a concussion suffered earlier this month, and did not play Monday.
Fellow senior Bridget Langin had to ice her back after playing for the first time last week in regular season games, said Coach Nancy Sorensen.
MaKenna Ketter, a junior, who was injured in the season’s first game with a concussion and neck sprain, was back playing last week. She subbed in at Southern Valley, then started against Perkins County.
On Tuesday, Haxtun will be in Imperial for girls’ and boys’ action starting with JV games at 4 p.m.
Next action will be a week later on Tuesday, Feb. 4, when Wray, Colo., will be here.
In regular season action last week, the Lady Longhorns won their third game at Perkins County, but lost to So. Valley and Gothenburg.
Chase County’s record this week after Monday’s tournament loss is 3-11.
Perkins County
In the annual Pink Out game last Thursday, the Lady Longhorns picked up their third win of the season with a 57-38 victory.
The Lady Longhorns trailed just once in the first quarter by a point, then continued to pull away as the game progressed.
Eight Chase County players scored, led by Ketter and Makala Bartels, each with 12 points. Freshmen Destiny Reinke and Taylin McNair both added eight. Langin, in her first game back, scored five while Paige Spady put up six.
Coach Sorensen said it was good to see more balanced scoring from the team.
Chase County had a better night at field goal shooting, hitting 26 of 57 for 46 percent. They didn’t get to the line much, but sunk five of 10.
Individually, Ketter was the leading rebounder with seven; Valeria Cervantes had six. Reinke stole the ball six times.

Imperial 57
2 PT.    3 PT.    FT/
FG    FG    FTA    F    TP
Destiny Reinke    3    0    2-2    2    8
Cheyanne Kuhlmann    0    0    0-0    0    0
Makala Bartels    6    0    0-0    3    12
Taylin McNair    4    0    0-0    1    8
Makenna Wallin    1    0    0-0    0    2
Emma Engbrecht    0    0    0-0    0    0
Paige Spady    3    0    0-0    3    6
Bridget Langin    2    0    3-6    1    5
Emma Bauerle    0    0    0-0    0    0
MaKenna Ketter    6    0    0-1    2    12
Valeria Cervantes    1    0    0-0    1    2
Jodi Koellner    0    0    0-1    3    0
Anna Bauerle    0    0    0-0    0    0
Jessica Hartman    0    0    0-0    0    0
TOTALS    26    0    5-10    16    57
Perkins Co.
M. Curtis 15, S. Schrotberg 1, K. Hoffert 5, C. Ostermiller 2, C. Lyon 2, C. McClenahan 9, A. Osler 4.
Perkins Co.’s totals: 2 pt. FG—9; 3 pt. FG—4; FT/FTA—6/13; Fouls—14; TP—38.
Points by quarters:
Imperial    12    16    14    15—57
Perkins Co    11    9    9    9—38
So. Valley game
Down just four at the half, 21-25, the Lady Longhorns had their chances to beat Southern Valley in a CCS home game Jan. 14.
But, with the exception of Spady, Chase County’s shooting turned cold second half and So. Valley finished with a 42-32 win.
A bright spot in the stats was Chase County’s free throw shooting as they hit 10 of 16 for 63 percent. Reinke and Anna Bauerle each hit a three, but from two-point range, Chase County managed just eight of 42 (19 percent).
Spady had 16 points in the game. McNair added five.
Spady also led in rebounds with seven and had three assists. Bartels brought down six boards and tallied seven steals.
Imperial 32
2 PT.    3 PT.    FT/
FG    FG    FTA    F    TP
Destiny Reinke    0    1    0-0    1    3
Cheyanne Kuhlmann    0    0    0-0    0    0
Makala Bartels    1    0    1-2    3    3
Taylin McNair    2    0    1-2    0    5
Makenna Wallin    0    0    0-0    0    0
Emma Engbrecht    0    0    0-0    0    0
Paige Spady    5    0    6-8    2    16
Bridget Langin    0    0    0-0    0    0
Emma Bauerle    0    0    0-0    0    0
MaKenna Ketter    0    0    0-0    2    0
Valeria Cervantes    0    0    2-4    3    2
Jodi Koellner    0    0    0-0    5    0
Anna Bauerle    0    1    0-0    0    3
TOTALS    8    2    10-16    16    32
Southern Valley 42
E. Becker 12, J. Murdoch 20, S. Brooks 3, L. McInturf 7.
Southern Valley’s totals: 2 pt. FG—13; 3 pt. FG—3; FT/FTA—7/15; Fouls—13; TP—42.
Points by quarters:
Imperial    7    14    6    5—32
Southern Valley    15    10    7    10—42
Gothenburg game
Shooting woes again hit Chase County Friday, as they lost to Gothenburg 37-19.
The Lady Longhorns had beaten Gothenburg earlier this month at the holiday tournament, but Coach Sorensen predicted the Lady Swedes would be back last week with vengeance.
Except for the early 2-0 lead, single digit scoring by Chase County kept them behind the entire game.
From two-point range, Chase County shot 16 percent (five of 32). They were 50 percent on free throws, but only got to the line six times, making three.         Reinke had two treys second half to help her lead the Chase County scoring with eight. Only two additional points were put up second half by the Lady Longhorns.
Langin had six rebounds to lead the squad, while McNair was credited with two assists.
Imperial 19
2 PT.    3 PT.    FT/
FG    FG    FTA    F    TP
Destiny Reinke    1    2    0-0    1    8
Cheyanne Kuhlmann    0    0    0-0    0    0
Makala Bartels    1    0    0-0    5    2
Taylin McNair    1    0    1-2    0    3
Makenna Wallin    0    0    0-0    0    0
Emma Engbrecht    0    0    0-0    0    0
Paige Spady    1    0    2-4    1    4
Bridget Langin    0    0    0-0    3    0
Emma Bauerle    0    0    0-0    0    0
MaKenna Ketter    0    0    0-0    1    0
Valeria Cervantes    1    0    0-0    1    2
Jodi Koellner    0    0    0-0    3    0
Anna Bauerle    0    0    0-0    0    0
TOTALS    6    2    3-6    15    19
Gothenburg 37
A. Meisinger 10, T. Mroczek 2, A. Kowalewski 4, M. Franzen 2, R. Geiken 12, E. Franzen 3, K. Holmes 4.
Gothenburg’s totals: 2 pt. FG—11; 3 pt. FG—1; FT/FTA—12/17; Fouls—12; TP—37.
Points by quarters:
Imperial    5    6    3    5—19
D.C./Stratton    11    8    11    7—37