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Mallie McNair goes for the ball as does Mitchell’s Jayden Kanno in the holiday tournament last week, where Chase County picked up its fifth win of the season. (Courtesy photo by Tristan Nordhausen)

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Jerzee Milner dribbles past Mitchell’s Avery Hobbs in last week’s holiday tournament win in Sidney. Milner had five points for the Lady Longhorns. (Courtesy photo by Tristan Nordhausen)

Mitchell falls to Chase County girls

    Chase County upped its varsity girls’ record to 5-1 with a New Year’s Eve win over Mitchell in holiday tournament action.
    The Cabela’s Holiday Shootout, originally scheduled for Dec. 27-28, was moved to Dec. 30-31 after poor weather hit right after Christmas.
    After tournament officials changed the dates, Ord pulled out, and Chase County ended up with just one game on Dec. 31 against Mitchell.
    The Lady Longhorns had a 16-point lead at the half, which they maintained throughout the rest of the game, eventually winning 55-33.
    Coach Randy Longoria said he would have liked to stretch their win out to a bigger lead after going up that much at the half.
    But, Mitchell affected Chase County’s offense in the second half with some defensive sets his team didn’t respond to as well as Longoria would have liked.
    “We didn’t rotate like we needed to or were out of position,” he said.
    He’s reviewed the film with his team and hopes they’ll learn from that in the upcoming busy month of play.
    Chase County had a good night of field goal shooting at 48% (15-31) and hit 13 of 27 free throws for 48% in that stat, too.
    Mallie McNair inched closer to the career scoring record at CCS with 23 against Mitchell. Bryn McNair added 12, while Alexis Richmond put up eight.

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