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Just try and stop me. Chase County’s leading scorer, senior Mallie McNair, makes a move mid-court against two Cambridge defenders Saturday in Chase County’s final home game this season.

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Senior Ashley Bubak takes the ball to the hoop against strong defense from Cambridge’s Autumn Deterding.

Lady Longhorns cap regular season with win; subdistrict finals next up

    It was a great game on which to end the regular season.
    Chase County’s Lady Longhorns capped off one of their best basketball regular seasons in years with a 49-42 defeat of Cambridge Saturday.
    Their ninth straight win came after Chase County trailed by as much as five points in the third quarter.
    The win, recorded on their home court and also on senior night, pushed the girls’ regular season record to 16-3 as they moved into post-season play this week.
    After beating Cozad Tuesday in the C1-11 opener, Chase County now moves to the subdistrict finals tonight (Thursday) against Gothenburg (see story elsewhere on this page).
Cambridge win a big one
    Cambridge came into Saturday’s game as a strong D1 school which dropped to 14-8 after Saturday’s loss.
    Coach Randy Longoria expected a good matchup with the Lady Trojans.
    Cambridge’s leading scorer Karynn Clason was all she had been built up to be, leading all scorers in Saturday’s game with 27 points, more than double Chase County’s leading point-getter.
    While Chase County held slim leads after the first two quarters, heading in at half ahead 25-20, the third quarter proved a big one for Cambridge.
    After hitting a free throw and a bucket, matched by a Chase County field goal, Cambridge trailed 23-27 half a minute into the third.
    But that’s when they began a 12-1 run and took a 35-30 lead  with three minutes left in the quarter.
    Chase County went back to its pressure defense, closing the gap, making some important defensive plays and quick scores as the Lady Longhorns scored seven unanswered to end the third quarter ahead, 37-35.
    “We hadn’t pressed since early in the game, so we went back to that,” Longoria said.
    It was a good move.

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