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NCMS Boys Basketball Team Dominates Axtell

By: Jacob Heinen, Mo Hilbert, & Israel Padilla

January 22, 2018

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    The Nemaha Central Thunder Boys played the Axtell Eagles at home, on Monday January 8.

    The B-team boys started the first quarter with Jacob Heinen tipping off, and NC gaining control of the ball.  The Nemaha Central boys got off to a good start in the first quarter outscoring the Eagles 7-2.  In the second quarter, the Thunder boys excelled increasing their score by 15 points while not allowing Axtell to score a basket.  The Axtell Eagles couldn’t keep up with the Thunder's offense. In the second half, the Eagles got their offense going and almost scored as many as the Thunder team.  The score going into the fourth quarter was 31-9. In the fourth quarter the Thunder made some substitutions and the Eagles managed to outscore the Thunder boys 10-5.  At the end of the game, NC kept the lead and won the game 36-19.

    Cooper Hajek said, “The offense played great and our defense was alright.”

    The Nemaha Central boys A-team game got off to a strong start with NC winning the tip-off.  The Thunder team had a great first quarter, scoring 18 points to the Eagles 7.  The Thunder boys kept the offense going during the second quarter scoring 16 points, while only allowing the Eagles to score 4, making the score at half-time, 34-11 in favor of the Thunder.  In the second half, the Thunder boys added another 14 points to their score in the third quarter. They allowed the Eagles only to score 5, making the third quarter score 48-16. Finally, in the fourth quarter, the Eagles managed to score 10 points.  Although the Thunder, unfortunately, was unable to score any points in the last quarter, they still finished with a solid win, the final score was 48-26.    

    Blake Korber said, “We all came out energized and ended with Marcus Beck snapping the rim.”       

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