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10A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, March 10, 2016 * . when the Bobcats resorted to inten- ~ The Superior High School Lady tional fouling to attempt to gain pos- Cats concluded their remarkable 2015- 2016 season with a fourth place finish session of the ball. The Lady Cats sank at the state basketball tournament at 18 of 24 free throw attempts while Hemingford managed 7 of 12. IJncoln, Saturday. Despite a loss in The Guardian Angels Central district play, Superior earned entry into Catholic Bobcats were anything but the state tournament via the wild card angelic in the manner with which they route, having amassed enough points treated Superior. Whether it was emo- With its one-loss regular season record, tional and physical fatigue from the The fifth seeded Lady Cats tipped previous night's win or the inability to off against the fourth seeded deal with a frenzied defensive style, Hemingford Bobcats, Thursday, at Lin- Superior appeared disoriented and out c01n Southwest High School. Superior of sync. The Bluejays pounced unmer- never looked back as they left the court cifully. Ball handling mishaps by the with a 52-42 win and a ticket to the semi-final round on Friday. Lady Cats and stellar defense by the The Lady Cats went up against the Bluejays put Superior in a hole they number one seed, the Guardian Angels couldn't see out of. Despite a seven Central Catholic Bluejays at the Bob point run by Superior, they were down Devaney Sports Center. The Bobcats 27-9 when the first eight minutes of held the number one ranking in Class C play elapsed and were unable to claw 2 and were the number one seed at the ' their way back into the game. tournament. Superior quickly learned The game pace slowed in the sec- why the Bobcats held that exalted rank- ond period but the damage was done. ing as they fell behind early and were Superior added 12 points in the second dealt a 68-39 loss to send them to the while the Bluejays put up 16 to take a consolation round bracket, Saturday. 43-21 lead into the halftime intermis- Their opponent in the game to settle sion. Superior would score nine points third place was a familiar one, Hastings in each of the remaining quarters while St. Cecilia, the team which ended the the Bluejays scored 25 to win 68-39 LadyCats24gamewinningstreakand and enter the championship round handed them their district loss by a againstCrofton, whodownedHastings sizeable margin. Superior ran out of St. Cecilia in the other semi-fmal game. time and lost the game49-46 and earned Superior head coach Jim Sullivan sub- fourth place. It was the deepest state stituted freely towards the end of the tournament run for the girls team in game to allow all the players to expe- recent memory, hence playing on the main stage. Neither Superior nor Hemingford SuperiorandtheHastingsSt.Cecilia played a particularly pretty game, Hawkettes met at Lincoln North Star Thursday. The intensity increases ex- High School, Saturday, to play for ponentially at the state level and both third place honors. The two teams have teams,found it difficult to play their a deep seated rivalry and the Lady Cats style of basketball. After one quarter, had something to prove. An energized Superior held an I 1-9 lead. Turnovers Superior team took the battle to the by both sides continued to mark play in Hawkettes and held a 7-6 lead after the the second period while the Lady Cats first period. The Hawkettes bounced slowly added to their lead and took a back in the second period, playing a 2,0-15 lead to the locker room at the frenzied defensive game and held the half. The third quarter was another Lady Cats to seven points while put- defensive struggle with the Lady Cats ting up 13 to hold a 19-14 lead at the putting up 11 points while theBobcats half. managed 10. Superior took a 31-25 Unlike their previous meeting, lead into the final quarter of play. Superior did not go scoreless in the Hemingford and Superior opened up third period and put 14 points on the their offenses and the Bobcats crept board but the Hawkettes answered with within six points of the Lady Cats 17 to lead 36-28 with one quarter of before Superior stepped up and put the play remaining. game out of reach in the final two Superior put everything they had minutes, sinking timely free throws into the final period. They clawed their ili!i!i i i iiiiilZ i iii!i i i ! Stevie May and Leah Meyer return waves from the open door of the van while Riley Butler, front seat, smiles at the crowd of Superior High School Lady Cat supporters who lined Superior's Central Avenue, Thursday. A Superior Police and Volunteer Fire Department escort accompanied the team as they departed for Lincoln to play at the Class C2 state basketball tournament. Custom Application of. Liquid and Dry Fertilizer and Chemical Propane Anhydrous 1221 E. 3rd Street Superior, Neb. 68978 (402) 879-4749 AgMax Crop Insurance is great for America's farmers. See how our federal crop, crop hail and federal livestock options can benefit your business. Matt Sullivan 427 Highway 14 Supenor. NE 402-879-3002 Crop Insurance www.AgMaxCrop.com ~,,qr~axCop nsua ce n e~wr tlenbyWestemAgricuibJra[h~SL=lallce C~mpany, anequalol)[*rtunib/plowder. C002- NEnlr-1 (4-13) (NAPAI, " Computer and Electrical Systems " Complete Classic Car Restoration Superior with quality auto repair and service. Taylor Jensby (left) and Evin Miller are all smiles as they wave to the Superior High School Lady Cat sup- porters who lined Central Avenue, Thursday, as the Superior Police and Volunteer Fire Department provided an escort for the team as they de- parted for Lincoln to play at the Class C2 basketball tournament way back, eating into the Hawkette lead. They had pulled within three when time expired. Had the game gone an- other 30 seconds the outcome would have been markedly different. As it was, Superior fell 49-46 and finished fourth, their best ever at the state C 2 event. Number two seed Crofton downed Guardian Angels Central Catholic to win the C 2 championship. For seniors Riley Butler, Taylor Jensby, Stevie May, Leah Meyer and Catera Nondorf, it was their last hurrah as Lady Cats. But what a way to go out. Their hard work over their high school careers culminated with a trip to the state championship and they went out in style. The team and the Superior community were awarded the tourna- ment Nebraska National Guard C 2 sportsmanship award. Meyer led the Lady Cats scoring against Hemingford with 24. Butler and Jensby added eight points apiece. Evin Miller contributed seven points. Nondorf scored three points. Michelle Unruh posted two points. Nicki Kirchhoff registered playing time. Butler paced the Superior scorers against Guardian Angels Central Catholic with 10 points. Meyer netted eight points. Jensby and Nondorf put up six points apiece. Megan Miller deposited three points towards the team total. Kirchhoff, May and Unruh scored two points each. Lexi Webber, E. Miller, Ellie Wittke and Natalie McMeen recorded playing time. Meyer topped the Superior scoring chart against Hastings St. Cecilia with 14 points. Jensby put 13 points on the score board. Unruh kicked in seven points. Butler netted five points. E. Miller came through with four points. M. Miller scored three points. Lexi Webber logged playing time. Superior finished the 2015-2016 season with a 25-4 record, with three losses coming during post season play at the highest level. They posted a school record 24 game win streak and represented their school and commu- nity in a positive light no matter where they played. For head coach Jim Sullivan and his assistantcoaches, Lisa Butler and Charles Isom, it was a sea- son to cherish and remember. The se- niors provided invaluable leadership skills and set the behavioral tone of the team. Their experience will be sorely missed but the ideals and work ethic they exemplified will be passed on to the upcoming leaders. To the entire team and staff, to paraphrase from a popular song "I hope you had the time of your lives." SHS Lady Cats place four on all onference list after 25-4 season The Southern Nebraska Conference released its girls all-conference honors and the Superior High School Lady Cats were well-represented. Riley But- ler, Taylor Jensby and Leah Meyer were named to the first team. Evin 'Miller earned an honorable mention. The Lady Cats ended their season with a 25-4 record and a fourth place finish at the state tournament, they were guests of Bruce and Impressive statistics Olive Hill Rosemarie Chapman and also visited with Gary and Voilet Lipker at Casa for the Superior Lady ByRosemary Hasemeyer Grande. While there, it was 80 de- Cats season grees. Pastor David Watters brought the Thursday morning visitors of Lorna The Superior High School Lady Sunday, morning message and Wilton were Bob Shore and friend, Cats amassed some imposing statisti- children s story at the Olive Hill Worthington, Minn., Bob's daughter, cal totals over the course of their 25-4 Church. Beverly Frost was song leader, son-in-law and grandson from Omaha. season. The team averaged 47.3 points Gloria Schlaefli accompanied the con- They were en route to San Antonio, per game. They shot field goals with a gregation on the piano. Ushers were Texas. They all had lunch at a Superior 41 per cent efficiency. The team aver- Dwight Frost and Wyatt Schuster. cafe before leaving for Texas. The aged 26.6 rebounds per game. Players Paul and Linda Hutchinson haveWiltons were friends of the Shores contributed an average of 8.7 assists returned home from a two week vaca- when they all spent the winters in Texas per game They averaged 10.8 steals tion trip to Arizona. They were years back. per game.They blocked an average of houseguests of Ryan and Melanie Gary Roe, Superior, son of the late 1.6 shots per game. Mikkelsen and while there, visited with Glenn and Verla (Vale) Roe, has died. Leah Meyer averaged 14.6 points Larry and Judy Mikkelsen, at San Tan Gary was raised in this community and and seven rebounds per game. Taylor Valley for one week. The second week, is the brotherofCarol Garman, Scandia Jensby was good for 8.2 points and 2,. rebounds. Riley Butler held a 6.7 point and 4 rebounds per game average. Evin Miller averaged five points and 3.9 rebounds per contest. Michelle Unruh weighed in with a four point and 2.8 rebound average. Lexi Webber carried a 2,9 point and 1,5 rebound average for the season. Nicki Kirchhoff averaged 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per event. Catera Nondorf finished with a two point and 1.1 rebound per game aver- age. Megan Miller averaged 1.2 points and a. 1 rebound average for 18 games. Stevie May averaged one point and 1.4 rebounds per game. Ellie Wittke was at .9 for scoring and 1.4 in the rebound department. Natalie McMeen held a .3 scoring and a .3 rebound average over 14 games. Linda Cox, C.P.A. Income Tax Planning and Preparation Bookkeeping Payroll Management 407 N. Central, Superior, Neb. 402-879-3368 Open: Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-5 p.m. Saturday by Appointment I Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5:30 p.m. 341 N. 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