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-4A'THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, December 18, 2014 i 8If. S.: :Wildcats drop tW.Q iof three games ": :'i'he:Shperior High School Wild- cts;le'amgd you can lose a game on the sote heet and still come out a winner when "the}, traveled to Fairbury, last T-u.esda,; to take on the Fairbury Jeffs. The7 final score was 51-45, Fairbury. The wildcats put the loss behind them, Thursday, when they entertained the Blue HiltBobcats at the Superior gym- nasium. S upefior played a well-blended game and earned a 46-39 win for their efforts. - . The less said about the 50-21 home loss to-the Wilber-Clatonia Wolver- ines is probably the least painful. Though the final score, 51-45, showed a loss for the Wildcats, they learned, aTgreat deal about the intestinal fortit0de-of the team and it was all g6od:Th Wildcats played an abysmal fitstperibd. They scored two points and e Jeffs pressure defense had them disoriented. They faced a 10-2 deficit at the Stair of the second quarter. Re- fusing to roll over, they worked the bali hard and whittled the Fairbury lead to 0-13 at the half. The Jeffs came oufwith a hot scoring hand and have sealed up the came as they put.on a scoring clinic and held a 38-23 led& The Wildcats could have gone through the motions for the final eight minutes and resigned themselves to loss. Not this bunch. They cleaned offtheir sneaker soles and hit the floor with a passion as the final period be- gan They mounted a furious come- back charge and almost made it. They pulled within two points of the lead before falling prey to fatigue. The Jeffs w.ere thrilled to get off the court with a five point, 5 ! -45 win. Had there been a 10 minute final period, the score would likely hiive not been in their favor. There is winning in losing and this team learned they do not know the definition of the word quit. " The Bhle Hill Bobcats dropped by the Superior High School gymnasium, qhur.sday, for a game and handed a 46- 39 loss for their troubles. The Wildcats n.ever trailed in this contest. They held a,comforable 24-I 1 lead at halftime. The Bobcats jolted them out of their feeling of comfort in the third quarter as they narrowed the Wildcat lead to six points, 30-24. The fourth quarter see sawed back and forth with Supe- rior holding a one point scoring edge to seal their 46-39 victory. The Bobcats gave the Wildcats a scare over the course of the second half but they re- sponded tO the challenge. The Wildcats fell behind 12-6 at the end of the first quarter and appeared to be struggling. Each team improved their scoring by one point in the second quarter leaving the Wildcats facing a 25-13 deficit to begin the third quarter. Tyler Blackstone (12) drives by a Blue Hill Bobcat defender during the Superior High School Wildcats 46-39 win at the h=gh school gymnasium, Thursday. A sense of frustration and resignation seemed to envelop the team as the third quarter progressed. The Wolverines continued to pour in the points and led 42-19 with eight minutes to play. Their would be no frenzied comeback mounted by the Wildcats this game. They went quietly, scoring two points in the last eight minutes. The Wolver- ines gave playing time to all their team members and coasted to a 50-21 win. Ethan Roberts had a breakout game against the Jeffs, scoring 21 points and climbed the boards for nine rebounds. Eric Schiermeyer hit the net for eight points. Caleb Isom donated seven points and struck tbr six rebounds. Garrett Caldwell tucked away six points and took away a rebound. Brett Boyles completed the game with three points and collected three rebounds. Cale Frahm took down a rebound. Tyler Blackstone held on for two rebounds Bryce Jurgensmier handed out tour assists Roberts returned to the 21 point mark against the Bobcats while nailing down 12 rebounds. Isom came through with eight points and one rebound. Caldwell answered the call with six points and two rebounds. Boyles added five points to the team totals while chasing down five r e b o u n d s. B lackstone slipped four points through the net distributed two assists. Schiermeyer put up two points and cornered two rebounds. Jurgensmier hit the boards for three rebounds. Frahm made two steals and had a rebound. Caldwell was the bright offensive spot in the game; scoring 10 points and grabbing two rebounds. Roberts scored five points and raided the boards for 10 rebounds. Boyles, Frahm and Jurgensmier posted two points apiece. Blackstone added two rebounds. Schiermeyer handed out two assist. Blake Kirchhoff aided with a rebound. Isom broughr down three rebounds, Bryson Dessel owned a rebound. Jared Dressman saw playing time. The loss to Wilber-Clatonia evened the Wildcats record at 2-2 for the young season. The Wildcats traveled to Franklin. Tuesday, to play the Flyers. No results were available at press time. The team takes to the road Friday to play the Southern Valley Eagles at Oxford be- fore the start of the Christmas break. SHS Lady Cats keep up winning ways The Superior High School Lady Cats have returned to their winning ways with three consecutive wms over Fairbury, 44-37, at Fairbury last Tues- day, 40-33, against Blue Hill at Supe- rior Thursday and a 68-36 drubbing of the Wilber-Clatonia Wolverines. Sat- urday, at Superior. Game results from Tuesday's contest at Franklin were unavailable at press time. The Lady Cats dominated the first two quarters of play against the Lady Jeffs, holding a 28-18 lead at the half'. Their shooting touch cooled down over the half time intermission as they man- aged a mere three points in the third quarter while Fairbury scored 11 to pull within two points of the Lady Cats. The two teams went back and forth over the course of the final period with Superior finally stringing together consecutive points in the closing two minutes to escape with a 44-37 point victory. The Blue Hill Bobcats stepped up from to Division D- 1 to tangle with the host Lady Cats at Superior, Thursday. They were aggressive on offense and defense and led Superior by two points, 12-10, at the end of the first period of play. The Lady Cats shed whatever sense of complacency they may have had and turned up the pressure to out score the Lady Bobcats, 13-6. and take a 23-19 lead to the locker room at the hall The Lady Cots encountered their third quarter blues once again and scored five points. Fortunately, the same case of the scoring blues afflicted Blue Hill who also managed only five points. The score was 28-24 when the ' final quarter began.The Lady Bobcats would try to mount a charge and the Lady Cats would rebuff their efforts. When the final horn sounded the Lady Cats added another win to their record. The Lady Wolverines of Wilber- Clatonia paid a visit, Saturday, and left 3 Hours Only slop by,or . coffee and cookies Monday, Dec. 22, 5 - 8 p.m. 40% Off 1Item Superior, Net). "Home of the Perfect Fit" 402-879-3721 Oift with second half scratch marks all over their collective team parts. The Lady Cats surged out to a 19-8 first quarter lead and seemed to be in position to coast the rest of the game. Wilber- Clatonia had other ideas and scored 15 unanswered points to put a scare into the Lady Cats. When the half arrived, Superior owned a tenuous three point lead, 30-27. Whatever was said in the locker room during the halt'time intermission had a transformative effect. The Lady Wolverines faced an onslaught, both offensive and defensive, for which they had no response. The Lady Cats scored from three point range and from the inside. They dropped in 22 points in the third period to take a 52-36 lead into the final quarter. Things were even worse for the Lady Wolverines over the course of the final eight minutes of play. Superior scored another 16 points while not one Wilber-Clatonia player could find the net as they were held scoreless. When the game ended, the Lady Cats owned the game, 68-36. Leah Meyer was a major force in the game with the Lady Jeffs, scoring 20 points and commandeering 13 re- bounds. Jaysa Hoins added eight points, including two three pointers, as well as one rebound. Riley Butler slipped in six points on two three point shots and took away two rebounds. Katelyn Brown finished the contest with six points and three rebounds. Taylor Jensby scored two points and secured nine rebounds. Evin Miller found the net for two points and pulled down four rebounds. Morgan Frahm made her season debut with a rebound while Kaycie Strobl recorded an assist. Meyer was atop the Superior scor- ing column in the Blue Hill game with 13 points and she hauled away five rebounds. Butler harvested nine points and yanked away three rebounds. Frahm contributed her first six points of the season while dragging down 10 rebounds. Hoins popped in five points and stowed away four rebounds. Jensby dropped in five points and gathered up tour rebounds. Miller scored two points and scrambled for two rebounds. Brown carted away tour rebounds. The long Lady Cat scoring column was topped by Meyer and Butler with 14 points each. Meyer hit the boards for 10 rebounds while Butler snagged five. Jensby netted 12 points while seizing four rebounds. Hoins manu- factured 11 points and scampered for five rebounds. Brown sent seven points through the net while swooping down on seven rebounds. Catera Nondorf put in tour points. Frahm tallied three points for the contest and dragged down a team high 11 rebounds. Lexi Webber contributed two points. Kaycie Strobl hit a free throw for one point. Miller brought four rebounds down from the boards. Savings Just In Time Riley Butler (12) shoots over a Wilber-Clatonia Lady Wolverine defender during the Superior Lady Cats 68-38 romp at the Superior gymnasium Saturday. Thursday. The Superior High School seven team field. Chase Morris ties up an opponent on his way to a second place finish in the 132 pound weight bracket at the Bob Oliver Invitational held at Daykin, last team finished in second place in the SHS wresUers second at Bob Oliver Invite The Superior High School wres- tling team headed to Daykin,Thurs- day, for the Bob Oliver Invite held at Met/s/an High School. The Wildcats took second place in the seven team field with 182 points. Superior had all 10 wrestlers on the podium, with firs 00i.l y Rose 336 N. 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