Braden Space makes a move to the hoop before getting fouled and going to the line for a pair. Space led the team Friday with 15. (Johnson Publications photo)
Longhorns still looking for four-quarter game
The Chase County Longhorns keep playing teams close but just can’t seem to pull all four quarters of a game together. Against Haxtun and Bridgeport last week, the Longhorns fell behind early and had to try to dig themselves out of a hole. At Haxtun, the Longhorns trailed by as many as 24 but fought their way back to single digits before falling 48-65.
On their home court Friday, the Longhorns trailed Bridgeport by 16 at half but came back to cut the deficit to three. The Longhorns couldn’t convert two late steals that could have gotten them the lead before falling 55-63 in another heart breaker. On Saturday, the Longhorns held a two-point halftime lead against the Hershey Panthers but could only put 11 points on the board in the fourth to fall 45-66.
The Longhorns played without point guard Dakota Wallin at Hershey. That took away the team’s second leading scorer.
Coach Carl Zuege said he’s proud of how his team has battled back in games this year. However, he said they need to get off to better first half starts so they’re not always digging themselves out of a hole.
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