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NCMS Girls Basketball Teams Dominate Riverside

By: Jaden Thomas and Chase Korber

November 17, 2018

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    The Nemaha Central Middle School girls basketball team traveled to Riverside on Monday, November 6 to take on the Cyclones. The 8th grade A-Team got off to a quick start in the first quarter where they created a lead, 8 to 2.  The second quarter saw Riverside outscore NC by a point, but NC still maintained their lead going into halftime with a score of 15-10. Going into the second half NC got off to a slow start where they only scored three points. The Cyclones were able to score one more basket, closing in on the NC lead, 18-15. Then NC picked up their scoring in the fourth quarter where they scored 11 points and held the Riverside to only 5 points. Nemaha Central closed out the game with a victory with a score of 29 to 20.

    Lacie Young said,” I think we played aggressively and our defense excelled.”

    In the 8th-grade B-team game, NC dominated Riverside offensively with Lilly Schultejans scoring 10 of the 15 points in the first quarter. The defense held Riverside to scoreless in the first quarter.  NC was only able to score 4 points during the second quarter but still increased their lead. Nemaha Central went into halftime pretty confident in the game with a score of 19 to 3. The girls were able to keep Riverside from scoring in the third quarter while adding 7 points to their score.  NC scored 9 additional points in the fourth quarter while holding their opponents to only four points giving them the win with a final score of 35 to 7.

    The Nemaha Central 7th-grade A-team also faced off against Riverside. The Thunder was off to a red-hot start by scoring 10 points in the first quarter, while only allowing Riverside to score 5 points. Then both teams battled it out in the second quarter with each team scoring 6 points. The halftime score was 16-11, with the Thunder team leading.

    In the third quarter, the Thunder outscored the Cyclones 4-2, giving the Thunder a 7 point lead going into the fourth quarter. The Thunder was able to extend their lead in the fourth quarter by adding 6 points to their score and holding Riverside to 4 points. The 7th grade A-team picked up another win with a score of 26-17.

    The next games were played by Nemaha Central and Riverside 7th-grade B-teams. The Thunder had a hot start scoring 12 points in the first quarter, while only allowing Riverside to score 2 points. Then the next quarter the Thunder team played excellent defense only allowing the Cyclones to score 1 point in the second quarter and adding several points to their score. The halftime score was 19-3, with the Thunder team leading.

    In the third quarter, the Thunder outscored the Cyclones 6-2, giving the Thunder a 20 point lead going into the fourth quarter. The Thunder was able to stretch their lead in the fourth quarter by scoring 6 points and only allowing the Cyclones to score 1 point. The 7th-grade B-team picked up another victory by winning with a score of 31-6.

    Hailey Nordhus said, "The gym was so small we couldn't spread out and run our offense very well.”


 

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