Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications
Alexis Richmond eyes the basket from 3-point range Tuesday night. She led Chase County’s scoring in the C1-11 sub-district opener with 22 points, and set a new 3-point school record in the process.
Lady Longhorns win subdistrict opener
Even though last week’s Chase County’s girls’ games were canceled due to the cold, local fans are watching them on the home court this week as CCS hosts the C1-11 subdistrict tournament.
The top-seeded Lady Longhorns (16-5) beat Cozad in the sub’s semi-final Tuesday, 53-35.
The win advances them to the subdistrict finals Thursday against No. 2 seed Gothenburg (15-8). Tip-off is at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday’s winner advances to the district finals Feb. 26.
Gothenburg defeated Hershey Tuesday 46-30.
Alexis Richmond led Chase County’s scoring Tuesday with 22 points, including four treys. Bryn McNair put up 21.
In Tuesday’s game, Richmond broke Mallie McNair’s 3-point season record of 41 as her total is now at 44.
Despite the 10-day layoff—CCS hasn’t played since Feb. 5—CCS Head Coach Randy Longoria said his team is fine heading into the postseason.
“We play a team in Cozad that we simply need to beat,” he said Monday before they played the Lady Haymakers.
Cozad, ending its season at 4-18, also hasn’t played since Feb. 5. CCS beat Cozad in the season opener 58-41.
“So we go out, play our game, win, and get ready to play on Thursday,” Longoria said.
But make no mistake, the coach has done his homework.
“I’ve spent several hours re-scouting them to make sure that we are prepared for their sets and personnel,” he said.
Longoria said his team conditioned hard all last week as they were preparing for Wray and Cambridge. The team continued to prepare Monday before Tuesday’s game.
“We know what this week means,” Longoria said.
Longoria said the NSAA will look at school’s out-of-state opponents for the point standings following subdistricts.