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CCS girls never trail against Sidney; drop Ogallala contest PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

Chase County’s plan to protect the lane and short corner  against Sidney Friday was a good plan, and the Lady Longhorns won a lopsided 48-29 contest.
It was the second win at home in as many games, but like last week, the Chase County then suffered a road loss, this time a close one at Ogallala.
The team’s 2-2 record could easily be 4-0 because the Lady Longhorns were in both of the games they lost, said Coach Mark Bottom. Comparing to last season, Chase County was 0-5 at the holiday break.
“We want to get better. They are working hard at that,” he said.
After hosting Sutherland Tuesday this week, Chase County’s varsity has an extra game before the break when they travel to Yuma, Colo., tonight (Thursday) which in the past has been a boys-only matchup. Last year, though, the two JV girls’ teams played.
Coach Bottom said Yuma’s girls are ranked high in the state of Colorado, and they will be fast and athletic. The varsity girls were state runners-up last season.
The key will to stay with them early.
“If we play hard and don’t trail early, we will compete,” he said.
Thursday’s schedule will be a little different at Yuma.
Action begins at 4 p.m. with the JV girls’ and boys’ games.
At 5:30 p.m., the high school girls’ varsity and high school boys’ C teams will play. The boys’ varsity and girls’ C games will tip off at 7 p.m.
The brackets are also out for the Cabela’s Holiday Shoot Out Tournament in Sidney on Jan. 2-3. Previously a three-day tourney, it’s two days this year due to the holiday calendar.
The Chase County girls will meet Wheatland, Wyo., in their first game Friday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. The Longhorn boys also play Wheatland on Jan. 2 at 3:45 p.m. Games continue the next day.
Sidney game
The Lady Longhorns never trailed Friday against Sidney in the 48-29 win.
Coach Bottom gave credit to Chase County’s wings who kept Sidney out of the lane  and shut off the short corner, holding them to just four points the first quarter while Chase County scored 15.
At the half, the Lady Longhorns were up 21-10.
Chase County even had a better second half of scoring with an 8-0 run at the start of the third, eventually racking up 27 points to Sidney’s 19.
Bottom said their 2/3 zone was working well and he kept it on the entire game, never using the press.
Chase County shot 22-47 from two-point range (47 percent), and hit four of five free throws.
The only downside of the game, Bottom said, were fouls. Sidney was at the line 38 times compared to Chase County’s five and hit 19 of their free throws.
Taylin McNair led all scorers in the game with 16. Destiny Reinke was also in double figures with 10, while Valeria Cervantes added eight.
Chase County had good balance on the boards, as Paige Spady, MaKenna Ketter and Cervantes each pulled down six rebounds of the team’s 32 total.
Spady was also credited with four steals, while McNair and Ketter had three each.
Stats from Sidney were unavailable.
Chase Co. 48
2 PT.    3 PT.    FT/
FG    FG    FTA    F    TP
Kadyn Milner    0    0    0-0    1    0
Destiny Reinke    5    0    0-0    1    10
Cheyanne Kuhlman    0    0    0-0    1    0
Josie Peterson    0    0    0-0    0    0
Taylin McNair    7    0    2-2    3    16
Molly Luhrs    1    0    0-0    0    2    
Makenna Wallin    0    0    0-0    3    0
Paige Spady    2    0    1-2    1    5
Emma Bauerle    1    0    1-1    0    3
MaKenna Ketter    2    0    0-0    5    4
Valeria Cervantes    4    0    0-0    4    8
Jessica Hartman    0    0    0-0    0    0
Taylar Nickless    0    0    0-0    5    0
TOTALS    22    0    4-5    24    48
Sidney 29
M. Porter 3, E. Mahr 2, V. Riley 1, M. Stafford 2, K. Knight 7, A. Lecher 5, A. Stafford 1, A. Mills 8.
Sidney totals: 2 pt. FG—5; 3 pt. FG—0; FT/FTA—19-38; Fouls—10; TP—29.
Points by quarters:
Chase Co.    15    6    16    11—48
Sidney    4    6    10    9—29
Ogallala game
Despite leads after the first and second quarters, Chase County lost a close one at Ogallala Saturday, 45-41.
Heading into the second half with a 21-17 lead, the Lady Longhorns were held to just five in the third quarter as Ogallala put up 14.
Down by as many as 10 points in the fourth, Chase County pulled within two with about 17 seconds left.
A tie game was in the picture for Chase County after stealing the ball, but a turnover down the floor gave it back to the Lady Indians.
Chase County was forced to foul and Ogallala’s Arensdorf hit both free throws with seconds left for the 45-41 win. Arensdorf scored 17 of her game-high 21 points in the second half.
“We fought hard to get back in the game,” Coach Bottom said, “and they never gave up.”
He said the girls played well, “maybe better than against Sidney.”
McNair led Chase County’s scoring with 11. Cervantes added nine, with Reinke and Spady each put up eight.
In a look at the box scores, both teams had 15 field goals and two treys. The difference came at the line, where Chase County hit 5-11 and Ogallala was 9-15.
No other stats were available.
Chase Co. 41
2 PT.    3 PT.    FT/
FG    FG    FTA    F    TP
Kadyn Milner    0    0    0-0    0    0
Destiny Reinke    0    2    2-4    1    8
Cheyanne Kuhlman    0    0    0-0    0    0
Josie Peterson    1    0    0-0    0    2
Taylin McNair    5    0    1-3    0    11
Molly Luhrs    0    0    0-0    0    0    
Makenna Wallin    0    0    1-2    2    1
Paige Spady    4    0    0-0    3    8
Emma Bauerle    0    0    0-0    1    0
MaKenna Ketter    1    0    0-0    4    2
Valeria Cervantes    4    0    1-2    2    9
Jessica Hartman    0    0    0-0    0    0
Taylar Nickless    0    0    0-0    1    0
TOTALS    15    2    5-11    14    41
Ogallala 45
J. Paloucek 9, M. Mestl 3, J. Geisert 8, S. Welsh 2, A. Kroeger 2, S. Arensdorf 21,
Ogallala totals: 2 pt. FG—15; 3 pt. FG—2; FT/FTA—9-15; Fouls—13; TP—45.
Points by quarters:
Chase Co.    10    11    5    15—41
Ogallala    9    8    14    14—45

 

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