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NCMS Boys Basketball Team Defeats Axtell

By: Messiayah Nolte

December 20, 2016

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    On Monday, December 12, the Nemaha Central Middle School Boys Basketball team played Axtell. The A-Team played exceptionally well in the first quarter, outscoring Axtell, 11-6. In the second quarter, NC played another great quarter, taking a 20-12 lead into halftime. In the third quarter, NC started off a little shaky, but then played a great second part of the quarter to increase their lead to twenty points, 37-17. NC played great in the fourth quarter putting away the Eagles 44-28.

     Kurtis Beck said, "I'm glad that we got the win."

     The B-Team played okay, but not enough to have a lead against Axtell in the first quarter. The score at the end of the first quarter was 11-14. The second quarter was about the same. NC kept on scoring, and then Axtell kept on scoring. By the end of the first half, the score was 23-26. With Axtell still in the lead, NC had to get something going in order to win this game. Ryan Lueger and Sam McWilliams got the offense into the game and NC took the lead 31-27 by the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the excitement began with  Nemaha Central dominating the offensive board, getting several second chances. The score was coming down to the end and NC lost the lead 37-38. Then Messiayah Nolte scored on a fast break putting NC up one, 39-38. After the score, Axtell had possession of the ball until NC stole the ball and held the ball until the game ended. The final score was 39-38 with an NC victory.

    Sam McWilliams said, "It was a good game, but it started out bad and caused us to win by only one point." 

    

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