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Allison Owings was back in action for Chase County at the holiday tournament. Here, she goes up for a pair in the Torrington, Wyoming game. She finished with eight in the third place game Saturday. (Courtesy photo by Renae Bottom)

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A strong defender for Chase County, Madison Brown forced the ball loose in Friday’s Mitchell game. (Courtesy photo by Renae Bottom)

Lady Longhorns bring home holiday tourney third place finish

    Chase County had to settle for third place in last week’s Cabela’s Holiday Shootout Basketball Tournament.
    After a winter storm moved through parts of Nebraska mid-week, tournament officials cancelled the first day of the tourney last Thursday in Sidney, changing it to a two-day event Friday and Saturday.
    That resulted in two, four-team tournaments, and Coach Mark Bottom said Chase County was definitely in the tougher one of the two girls’ divisions.
    In the opener Friday, the Lady Longhorns lost to top-ranked Mitchell, but came back to win Saturday’s consolation game against Torrington, Wyoming.
    In the championship game, Superior upended Mitchell 39-32 for the title, handing the Lady Tigers its first loss of the season, while Superior remained undefeated at 9-0 in Class C2.
    It doesn’t get easier this week for Chase County’s girls, as they host undefeated Dundy Co. Stratton tonight (Thursday), and will be home again Saturday versus Kimball.

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