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NCMS Girls Basketball gets Some Big Wins Over Riverside

By: Jaden Thomas and Chase Korber

December 15, 2018

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    The Nemaha Central Middle School eighth-grade and seventh-grade girls basketball teams faced off against Riverside on Monday, December 3. In the first quarter of the eighth grade A-team game, NC got off to a slow start with just 4 points. Riverside struggled, even more, to put the ball through the hoop and only scored 3 points.  In the second quarter, NC and Riverside went head to head with 8 points. The halftime score was 12-11 with the Lady Thunder up by a point. In the third quarter, NC pulled away by scoring 10 points and limiting Riverside to four. In the fourth quarter, NC pulled off a 13 point win by scoring 11 to Riverside’s 5 points.  The final score was 33-20 with a Thunder victory.

     “We played very aggressive on defense and our offensive excelled, “said Lacie Young.

    In the eighth grade B-game, NC’s Lilly Schultejans was on fire scoring 10 of the 13 first-quarter points. Riverside was held to 2 points by the great defense of NC. In the second quarter, NC scored 8 points, Riverside scored 0. Going into halftime the score was 21-2 in NC’s favor. In the third quarter, NC went off again and scored 12 points, while Riverside scored 2 points. In the fourth quarter, NC had their lowest scoring quarter of the B-game with 6 points. Riverside had their highest scoring quarter of the B-game with 4 points. The game ended with NC winning 39-8.

    The Nemaha Central 7th-grade A-team also faced off against Riverside. The Thunder was off to a red-hot start by scoring 12 points in the first quarter, while not allowing Riverside to score. In the second quarter, the Nemaha Central girls dominated again scoring 12 more points. Riverside did get on the scoreboard this quarter with a couple of baskets. The halftime score was 24-4, with the Thunder team leading. In the third quarter, the Thunder outscored the Cyclones 6-2, giving the Thunder a 24 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 scoreless once again. The 7th grade A-team picked up another win with a score of 36-6.

    The next games were played by Nemaha Central and Riverside B-teams. The Thunder started off scoring 4 points in the first quarter while Riverside did not get on the board. In the second quarter, the Thunder team added 10 more points to their score.  Riverside managed to hit a 3-pointer to get their scoring going. The halftime score was 14-3, with the Thunder team leading. In the third quarter, the Thunder outscored the Cyclones 10-7, giving the Thunder a 14 point lead going into the fourth quarter. The Thunder was not able to get their offense going in the fourth quarter, while the Cyclones picked up 4 more points.  The 7th-grade B-team picked up another victory with a final score of 24-14.     

    “We played really well as a team and we really wanted to win that game,” said Isabelle Evans.

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