Height like that of Alexis Richmond was needed against Wahoo last week in the district finals played in Kearney. Here, she’s in perfect position for the over-the-top block against Wahoo’s Jaclyn Schnakenberg. (Johnson Publications photo)
Senior Taylor Williams capitalized on this break-away, scoring two of her four points in the district championship game. (Johnson Publications photo)
Mallie McNair gets past the outstretched arms of Wahoo’s Mya Larson en route to two of her 20 points in the district title game. (Johnson Publications photo)
Lady Longhorns run into towering Wahoo team
The final score doesn’t reflect the good battle Chase County’s girls put up against one of the top C1 teams in Nebraska.
While last Thursday’s district finals, or sub-state game, went in Wahoo’s favor, 54-37, Chase County played hard against a much taller and good shooting team.
The loss, denying the Lady Longhorns a trip to the state tournament, ended Chase County’s season at 14-10.
Coach Mark Bottom said in addition to their size (four on Wahoo’s roster were listed at 6’ or taller), Wahoo has great tradition and executes in many aspects of the game.
“We really worked hard to prepare for their 1-3-1 defense, rebounding and transition game,” Bottom said.
While Wahoo had better stats in most areas, he said his team played hard from the opening tip until the end of the game.
“We are extremely proud of the girls’ efforts, their belief and play,” he said.
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