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..... ;sday, De=embe 8,201i |HE SUPERIOR EYPRESS 5A SHS Lady Cats prevail 62-57 in season opener By Marty Pohlman The Superior High School Lady Cats basketball team took to the road Thursday to open their season against the Sutton Fillies. They would emerge victorious against a determined Sutton squad that lost four of last year's top five scorers to graduation. The Lady Cats were off and run- ning from the opening tip-off. Where the), were running seemed to be the question. Sloppy ball handling and a wildly inconsistent defense saw them looking at a 9-4 deficit with 3:12 re- maining in the first period. The Lady Cats appeared to have trouble finding their roles. Fired up coach Nick Mumm let his players know he wasn't happy with their play. The large contingent of Wildcat fans were vocal with their support. A switch seemed to be flipped, the Lady Cats gathered themselves and went on a tear. Haley Gebers was fouled and sank a free throw, making the score 9-5. Sutton scored again to make it 11-5 but the race was on. The first period ended with a three point basket from Gebers and the Lady Cats held a 14-11 lead. The second period began on a tear as the Lady. Cats continued a scQring streak of 15 unanswered points. A pressing defense forced the Fillies into turnovers that became Superior points. With 6:42 left in the second, the Cats were ahead 20-13. As quickly as they had built a lead. they were to come close to losing it. Some ill advised passes and defensive errors allowed the Fillies to get back into the game and they tied the score at 24 with 2:14 left in the half. Gebers went to the floor with a recurring leg cramp that would limit her availabil- ity. With Gebers out, Holly Bower stepped up her game and helped the Cats regain the lead. The second pe- riod ended with the Cats leading 30- 24. The third period was another see- saw period. Gebers availabilty was lim- ited but Bowersy Cats were unable to separate themselves from the Fillies. A six point lead would become a three point lead. The frenetic playing style of the Wildcats was causmg confusion and leading to unnecessary turnovers. The Fillies kept nipping away and even- tually caught up with the Cats, taking a 37-36 lead. Bower came up big wh'en it was needed with two consecutive bas- kets to give the lead back to Superior. Thanks to timely shooting the Wild- cats opened up a 45-39 lead as the third period ended. The fourth period saw Superior con- tinue itsinconsistent play. The Fillies stayed close and Superior helped them with turnovers and passing rmscues. Too many fouls allowed Sutton to keep it close from the charity line. The score was tied at 51 with 3:01 left in the game. Sutton then converted a free throw to take a 52-51 lead. Once again Bower scored when it was needed and a 55-52 lead was back with Superior. Sutton refused to cave in and with :43 seconds left the score was a tension filled 57-55, with Superior in the lead. The Fillies fouled Taryn Betka and she came through with two clutch tree throws, extending the Lady Cats lead to four. Sutton came right back with a basket to pull within two, at 59-57 with 27.5 seconds left in the game. Betka was fouled again and sank another tree throw With a three point lead. Bower was fouled and made a free throw. The score was now 61-57 with 22 seconds left to play. The stifling Lady Cats defense forced a Sutton turnover. The Filles fouled Bower with 6.9 sec- onds. Always clutch, Bower sank the free throw to gwe the Lady Cats a 62- 57 lead. A desperate court length shot Superior's Jett Mickelsen (24) and Jaysa Hoins (10) attempt to track down an errant pass in their 62-57 win over Sutton on Thursday in Sutton. Nate Casey 449 N Central Ave SuPedor. 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It may not have been stylish but it looks like 1-0 and that looks pretty good to me. They won on the road, against a Southern Nebraska Confer- ence foe and overcame the obstacles, that in many cases they placed in their own way. Superior was to host the Battlin' Buffs of Republic County on Saturday but weather intervened and the game was postponed. The Class C- 1 Fairbury Jeffs were in town on Tues- day. The Lady Cats were led by Bower' s dominating performance. She scored 31 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and added two steals to her impressive to- tals. Despite limited playing time be- cause of cramping, Gebers was good for 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jaysa Hoins dropped in nine points and nabbed five steals. Amy Hefts was there with five points. Betka scored three and had one rebound Jett Mickelsen tossed in two points and hustled for five steals. Kayla Klatt had one point,a rebound and two steals. Chelsea Renz nabbed one rebound as did Alex Meyer. Susie Headrick came through with two steals.Lyndsay Brown hit the boards for four rebounds. SHS JV Lady cats basketball team wins big Employing a tenacious defense and balanced scoring, the Lady Cats domi- nated the Sutton Fillies with a 48-25 win on Thursday. The Lady Cats sprinted out to 6-0 lead. A defensive lapse allowed the Sutton girls to close the gap to 8-5. The Lady Cats tightened up their play and held a 13-6 lead at the end of the first period. A swarming defense forced the Fillies into numerous turnovers that the Lady Cats used to score and to eat up the clock. At halftime, the lead was 24-15 in favor of Superior. The third period was a seamless continuation from the firSt half. As the final quarter began, the Lady cats held a 39-21. The fourth period was not a high scoring affair as Superior played tough defense and ball control offense. The game ended with a buzzer beater by freshman Kaycie Strobl. The ball bounced high off the rim and then settled into the center of the net for a fitting ending to the game. The final score was 48-25, Lady Cats the win- ners. A tip of the stocking cap to the Sutton Fillies. There was no giving up from them, no matter what the scoreboard read. SHS Wildcat basketball schedule update The Superior High School Athletic Department has announced that there will be Rome games on the following dates: Fri., Dec. 16, the Southern Val- ley Eagles will be in town. JV games begin at 4:30 p.m. with the girls and boys varsity games to follow. On Tues., Dec. 20, the Tri-County Trojans will be hosted by the Wildcats. Game time is 4:30 p.m. for the JV teams with the girls and boys varsity games to follow. Superior JHS wrestlers place at Fillmore meet Harlen Reed took home a first place and Darik Holt took a second place at the Fillmore Central Junior High wres- tling meet held on Nov. 22. The meet was originally set to be with Thayer Central. Stacia Gebers scores 18 for UNO in win against Briar Cliff Stacia Gebers, former Superior High School basketball standout, scored 18 points in the UNO Mavericks' 63-47 win against Briar Cliff of Sioux City .on Saturday. G,,,ebers, a sophomore from Nora, and junior Paige Frauendorfer each scored 18 points to lead UNO in the win. The Mavericks are in the process of reclassifying to NCAA Division I and are 5-3 overall this season. Briar Cliff is ranked No. 2 in the nation in NAIA Division lI. Gebers hit all six of her first-half shots, including a 17-footer that ex- tended the lead to 37-18 shortly before the intermission. She went on to make good on her first seven attempts and was nine of 10 overall, setting the school' s single game shooting percent- age record (.900) with a minimum of eight baskets. Lawrence-Nelson's TJ Lehman is airborne as he attempts to score over a prostate Red Cloud Warrior de- fender during Friday's 32-23 win. UPCOMING CLASSES Learn to Knit: $10 plus supplies Learn to Stitch on Cards Saturday, Dec. 10 I to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 6 to 8 p.m. Knit a scarf or a felted purse Stamp & Stitch 3 Christmas Cards Stamping" $10 ..... iiiiiiii;>  Monday, Dec: 12 6 to 8 p.m. ii!ii:iil i!iiii:i!ii WINTER HOURS:' ' :iiiiiiii:ii:i:;i}i}.iilii!illiii iiiiiii;;;ii: Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. -.5 p.m, Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p,m. ' Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m, - 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday Rose -Yarn & Cus.tffn 00tt00oid00ry ,, 336 N. Central, Superior, Neb. 402-879-0151 BRODSTONEMEMORIAL HOSPITAL IMMUNIZATION CLINIC Nuckolls County Immunization Clinic will be held: 2 nd Wednesday in December Wednesday, Dec. 14 2-4 p.m. Former Superior Family Medical Center 1050 Washington Superior, Neb. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 402-879-3910 or can be made for future visits during a visit to the clinic. PrioritY will be given to those with an appointm6nt. A 5 donation per child would be appreciated. Sponsored by Brodstone Memorial Home Health Gervices Kasandra Fanning (24) grabs an offensive rebound which she will put in for two points against the Red Cloud Warriors in Friday's 35-28 overtime win for the Lady Raiders. L-N Raiders basketball opens With home win The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders boys basketball team opened their season with a 32-23 win over the Red Cloud Warriors this past Friday. The Raiders got off to a sluggish start, falling behind nine to three by the end of the first period. The first game jitters made their appearance and play- ers were tentative with their shot selec- tion. The second period saw a huge turn- around as the Raiders outscored the visitors 16-6 to take a 19-15 lead atthe half. The second half saw,a marked increase in Raider turnovers but a pes- tering defense carried them through to a 32-23 victory over the Warriors. Rebounding was a strong point with the Raiders grabbing 43 boards to 21 for the Warriors. Coach Tom Jensen said *Our, rebounding was really ira- pressive. Rebounding was a glaring weakness of ours a year ago and it looks like we've made Some progress here." Jacob Himmelberg was the Raiders leading scorer with 10 points and 10 rebounds. TJ Kahman dominated the boards with 14 rebounds and added 6 points. Emet Fanning tossed in five points and grabbed two rebounds. Aus- tin Mazour had three points four re- bounds while Jordan Cox had three points and two rebounds. Daniel Schroer was good for two points and six rebounds while David Kimminau had two points and two rebounds Stephen Kimminau tallied one point and two rebounds. Josh Himmelberg pulled down one rebound while Cole Epley and Dakota Thayer both saw playing minutes. Honesty is difficult when pride gets in the way. L-N Lady Raiders basketball team win season opener The Lawrence-Nelson Lady Raid- ers opened their 2011-2012 basketball season with a rousing 35-28 overtime victory against the Red Cloud War- riors last Friday. The Warriors held a 9-7 lead after one period of play. The Lady Raiders would tie the game at :the end of the second period, 15-15. Neither team committed many personal fouls in the first half, the Lady Raiders were called for three and the Warriors for five. The second half was a different tale with both teams exceeding 10 team fouls apiece. The back and forth play continued, but the Lady Raiders hdd onto the lead at the end of three periods, 25-21. The Warriors outscored the Lady raiders in the fourth period, seven to three, to forge a tie as regulation time expired. The score was 28-28 and over- ume would decide the game. The Lady Raiders came up with the big baskets when they' were needed and ran up a seven' to nothing streak to notch their opening victory. Kelsey Biltoft led the Lady raiders with 19 points. Kasandra Fanning added 14 points. Kenzee Kucera and Kara Himmelberg contributed a point each. Ashley Buescher, Maekayla Ward and Carlie Mazour also saw play- ing time. Defensively, Bihoft grabbed eight rebounds, Fanning hauled down seven, Himmelberg was good for stx, Buescher nabbed two and Kucera fin- ished with one. Join us for our Christmas Open House Friday, Dec. 16 ,: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ha vea happy and safe Holiday Season From you,," friends at Horizon Bank BANK For your convenience ATM At M&R Bookkeeping parking lot. Member 402-879-4788 FDIC a N. Central Ave * Superior, NE 68978 m,,.*=.., LENDER | 111 E. Main, Mankato, Ken. 785-378-3191