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HAYS, Kan. – The McCook Community College baseball team got down early Thursday and lost a 12-5 decision to Garden City, in a game moved to Kansas because of field conditions in McCook.

The Broncbusters took advantage of a first-inning Indian error and went on to score three unearned runs to lead 5-0 before MCC came to bat. Freshman Trey Taliaferro (freshman Coconut Creek, Fla.) smacked a solo home run to lead off the bottom first but the Broncbusters regained the five-run lead with a run in the second off MCC starter Yasnier Laureano (sophomore, Anderson, S.C.) who pitched the first four innings, allowing three earned runs, seven hits, four walks. He struck out six.

Kade Wroot (sophomore, North Platte) tripled to lead off the MCC fourth and came home to make it a 6-2 deficit on an RBI-single off the bat of Aiden Ferry (freshmen, Monroe, Wash.).

Sophomore Austin Mathews (Clearwater, Fla.) wiggled out of a bases-loaded, nobody out jam in the fifth inning with a strikeout and two outs on the bases.

Both teams scored a run in the sixth inning, but Garden City added three in the seventh off Anthony Kingsbury (sophomore, Gatineau, Quebec) who went 1.2 innings and left after surrendering four runs on five hits, two walks and two strikeouts.

MCC scored its run in the sixth on a solo homer by Caleb Eiguren (freshman, Westminster, Colo.) before Garden City pulled out to a 10-3 lead with the three-run seventh, added single runs in the eighth and ninth innings off hurlers Holden Hopkins (sophomore, Norman, Okla.) and freshman Troy Shepherd (McDowell, N.C.).

MCC pitchers gave up 17 hits, walked six and struck out 11. The defense committed three errors and a wild pitch leading to four unearned runs.

The Indians scored twice in the eighth on a double by Trevor Pacheco (sophomore, Pueblo, Colo.) and a two-run home run from Wroot.

MCC nine hits lead by Wroot’s three including a single, double and triple.

Garden City improves to 7-8, the Indians go to 6-7.

On Saturday MCC will host Otero Junior College in an Empire League doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. and on Sunday the two teams will play a nine-inning game.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, links to live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=baseball&path=baseball

If you can’t make it to the next MCC home watch it live at: https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch




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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 33 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics over the skidding Utah Jazz 114-103. Jaylen Brown added 20 points and Marcus Smart had 17 for Boston. All five starters scored in double figures to help the Celtics finish 3-1 on a road trip out West. Donovan Mitchell scored 37 points to lead the Jazz, who lost their fourth straight game — all at home.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings spoiled Patrick Marleau's debut with Pittsburgh in a 2-1 victory over the Penguins. Blake Lizotte had a power-play goal and an assist, Cal Petersen made 36 saves and Trevor Lewis also scored in the last-place Kings' fourth win in seven games. Tristan Jarry stopped 20 shots in Pittsburgh's fourth consecutive regulation loss, matching their total regulation defeats in their previous 22 games since Christmas. Bryan Rust scored with 13:18 to play for the Penguins with an assist from Evgeni Malkin, who played his 900th career game.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Cousins scored in his Vegas debut and the Golden Knights beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 in a matchup between two of the top teams in the Pacific Division. Max Pacioretty and Shea Theodore also scored as Vegas won its seventh straight game. Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves to earn his 61st career shutout to tie Turk Broda for 17th all-time. The 16-year-veteran netminder is now 5-0-0 in his last five starts. Vegas improved to 11-3-2 under Peter DeBoer. Edmonton lost for the first time when playing on the second of back-to-back nights, dropping to 6-1-0.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has appointed its first African American umpire crew chief, promoting Kerwin Danley to the position this week. A person familiar with the move spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the announcement has not yet been made. The 58-year-old Danley has worked two World Series and been on the field for 10 other postseason rounds, including the AL Championship Series last year. He’s also been chosen to call two All-Star Games. Danley called his first game in the majors in 1992 as a minor league fill-in and was hired to the MLB staff in 1998.

UNDATED (AP) — The rapidly spreading virus that has infected more than 81,000 people globally and left more than 2,800 dead continues to threaten the Tokyo Olympics which are scheduled to begin July 24. The three biggest soccer leagues in Asia have gone into recess, as the governments of China, South Korea and Japan try to contain the fallout of the rapidly spreading virus. The surge of postponements of sports events has spread from China, where the outbreak started, to South Korea and Japan.




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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Class B=

District B-1=

Waverly 36, Platteview 30

District B-2=

Omaha Skutt Catholic 82, Ralston 60

District B-3=

Omaha Roncalli 70, Bennington 57

District B-4=

Elkhorn Mount Michael 68, Wahoo 59

District B-5=

Norris 43, Beatrice 31

District B-6=

Aurora 45, York 33

District B-7=

Hastings 61, Lexington 53, OT

District B-8=

Scottsbluff 58, Alliance 49

Class C-1=

District C1-1=

Auburn 59, Falls City 50

Fairbury 48, Wilber-Clatonia 27

District C1-2=

Lincoln Christian 58, Raymond Central 27

Malcolm 60, Milford 59, OT

District C1-3=

Boys Town 72, Conestoga 61

Fort Calhoun 60, Omaha Concordia 59

District C1-4=

Ashland-Greenwood 67, Douglas County West 56

Bishop Neumann 72, Arlington 44

District C1-5=

Aquinas 60, Columbus Lakeview 45

North Bend Central 66, Columbus Scotus 54

District C1-6=

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 59, Winnebago 51

Wayne 59, West Point-Beemer 52

District C1-7=

Battle Creek 57, Boone Central/Newman Grove 54

Pierce 58, Norfolk Catholic 42

District C1-8=

Adams Central 65, Fillmore Central 27

St. Paul 62, Central City 55

District C1-9=

Holdrege 69, Gibbon 64

Kearney Catholic 67, Wood River 29

District C1-10=

Broken Bow 44, Ord 34

O'Neill 57, Valentine 48

District C1-11=

Chase County 59, Cozad 38

Gothenburg 44, Hershey 39

Class C-2=

District C2-1=

Johnson County Central 55, Nebraska City Lourdes 44

Palmyra 65, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 23

District C2-2=

Centennial 34, Freeman 24

Tri County 51, Lincoln Lutheran 44

District C2-3=

Oakland-Craig 63, Guardian Angels 55

Yutan 50, Archbishop Bergan 24

District C2-4=

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 65, Wakefield 25

Ponca 67, Omaha Nation 54

District C2-5=

Hartington Cedar Catholic 74, Crofton 41

Wisner-Pilger 53, Lutheran High Northeast 45

District C2-6=

Ainsworth 49, North Central 30

Creighton 51, Neligh-Oakdale 39

District C2-7=

Shelby/Rising City 75, Nebraska Christian 28

Twin River 62, Cross County 53

District C2-8=

Centura 57, Ravenna 42

Grand Island Central Catholic 73, Arcadia-Loup City 31

District C2-9=

Doniphan-Trumbull 52, Sandy Creek 44

Sutton 34, Hastings St. Cecilia 28

District C2-11=

Dundy County-Stratton 75, Perkins County 54

Sutherland 49, Hitchcock County 43

District C2-12=

Bridgeport 63, Bayard 34

Kimball 57, Morrill 41

Class D-1=

District D1-1=

Elmwood-Murdock 58, Pawnee City 42

Southern 36, Weeping Water 30

District D1-2=

East Butler 68, Cedar Bluffs 31

Omaha Christian Academy 68, Cornerstone Christian 45

District D1-3=

Howells/Dodge 57, Elkhorn Valley 54

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 71, Clarkson/Leigh 40

District D1-4=

Hartington-Newcastle 60, Allen 43

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 66, Homer 26

District D1-5=

Osmond 52, Boyd County 41

West Holt 56, Niobrara/Verdigre 38

District D1-6=

Fullerton 70, Central Valley 53

Heartland 54, Riverside 44

District D1-7=

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 50, Harvard 32

McCool Junction 64, Thayer Central 23

District D1-8=

Axtell 62, Shelton 59

Pleasanton 53, Kenesaw 25

District D1-10=

Anselmo-Merna 60, South Loup 31

Burwell 75, Ansley-Litchfield 72

District D1-11=

Maxwell 48, Maywood-Hayes Center 28

North Platte St. Patrick's 83, Sandhills/Thedford 44

Class D-2=

District D2-1=

Diller-Odell 59, Lewiston 25

Falls City Sacred Heart 79, Meridian 17

District D2-2=

Johnson-Brock 60, Mead 44

Parkview Christian 63, Sterling 31

District D2-3=

Friend 37, Exeter/Milligan 30

Osceola 32, Dorchester 20

District D2-4=

Randolph 61, Emerson-Hubbard 24

Wynot 41, Pender 38

District D2-5=

Bloomfield 55, Santee 40

Humphrey St. Francis 74, Wausa 22

District D2-6=

Elgin Public/Pope John 35, Stuart 24

St. Mary's 70, Spalding Academy 37

District D2-7=

Giltner 36, High Plains Community 24

Heartland Lutheran 52, Hampton 36

District D2-8=

Deshler 47, Red Cloud 13

Silver Lake 49, Lawrence-Nelson 42

District D2-10=

Mullen 45, Medicine Valley 44

Wallace 56, Brady 38

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Class A=

District A-1=

Lincoln Northeast 54, Norfolk 41

Lincoln Pius X 52, Kearney 40

District A-2=

Millard South 67, Bellevue East 36

Omaha Northwest 68, South Sioux City 46

District A-3=

Millard North 55, Omaha Marian 47

Omaha Westside 62, Omaha Benson 40

District A-4=

Lincoln East 63, Bellevue West 37

Lincoln High 62, Omaha Burke 38

District A-5=

Millard West 60, Elkhorn South 45

North Platte 64, Omaha Central 46

District A-6=

Papillion-LaVista 56, Columbus 26

Papillion-LaVista South 67, Elkhorn 62

District A-7=

Fremont 74, Lincoln North Star 41

Lincoln Southwest 37, Gretna 24





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The McCook Community College men’s basketball team won its fifth straight game Tuesday with an 86-71 win over North Platte which give the Indians a share of the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference championship and gives MCC a first-round home game in the Region IX tournament – against Lamar Community College, likely Friday.

On Tuesday the Indians took charge of the game early, never trailed, rolled to a 49-24 lead at the half and coasted to the win in the final regular season game which was also sophomore recognition night.

“We’re really good when we play hard,” MCC Coach Kyle Drennan said. “Yes we were up 36 at one point in the second half and played loosey goosey, and that’s just a maturity thing, but we are trending in the right direction.”

MCC shot 60 percent from the field in the first half and held North Platte to 32.4 percent to mount the 25-point lead. The Indians fell off to 40.7 in the second half while the Knights picked it up shooting 54.3 percent.

Sophomore transfer Raheim Sullivan (Toronto, Ontario/Moberly Area Community College) led MCC with 18 points. Sophomore transfer Justin Costello (Omaha /Univ. of Nebraska) and sophomore Tyrik Singh (San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago/Daytona State) both scored 14 points. Singh also pulled down 11 rebounds.

“I’m forever indebted to these three sophomores. In early July a guy who is a first-time head coach called and these guys decided to come here and put their basketball careers in my hands, I’ll never forget them,” Drennan said.

Freshman LeTre Darthard (Denton, Texas) scored 15 points, and freshman Rahkiem Petterson (Midland, Texas) scored nine points.

North Platte shot 42.5 from the field, 36.8 percent on 13 3-point shots and four of nine free throws (44.4 percent). Danilo Matovic led all scorers with 19 points for the Knights, DaVonta Tharpe scored 18 and Luke Christian had 14.

MCC finished shooting 50.9 from the field for the game, made 12 of 26 shots from the 3-point line (46.3) and were 16 of 20 from the free-throw line (80 percent). MCC outrebounded the Knights 46-26.

“I’m proud of this team. We have fight that we didn’t have before, we’ve got some leadership going on, we’re moving the ball unbelievably well and there’s no reason we can be playing in Hutchinson for a shot at the National Tournament,” Drennan said.

With the win MCC finishes 4-2 in the NCCAC tying with Central Community College for the conference title. North Platte and Southeast Community College both finish at 2-4.

North Platte finishes the season 8-19 (3-9 in sub-region play.)

The Indians finish the regular season at 14-15 and a 5-7 mark against Region IX south opponents heading into this weekend’s game with Lamar Community College (14-14, 5-7).

To stay up-to-date on the post-season schedule and more, visit the official site of MCC Athletics at  https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?path=mbball

For more photos from tonight’s game please visit the McCook Community College Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/

If you can’t make it to the next MCC home watch it live at: https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch

Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference

MEN’S FINAL STANDINGS

McCook CC              4-2

Central CC                4-2

Southeast CC           2-4

North Platte CC        2-4

 

NCCAC RESULTS

Dec. 3: McCook CC 95, Central CC 83 (at Columbus)

Jan. 18: McCook CC 89, Southeast CC 80 (at McCook)

Jan. 21: North Platte 81, McCook CC 80 (OT) (at North Platte)

Jan. 31: Southeast CC 91, Central CC 88 (OT)

Feb. 2: Southeast CC 79, North Platte 74 (OT) (at North Platte)

Feb. 7 – Central CC 72, North Platte 68 (at North Platte)

Feb. 8 – Central CC 67, McCook CC 62 (at McCook)

Feb. 11 – McCook CC 88, Southeast CC 77, (at Beatrice)

Feb. 15 – Central CC 109, Southeast CC 100 (2OT) (at Columbus)

Feb 21 – Central CC 85, North Platte 66 (at Columbus)

Feb. 22 – North Platte CC 79, Southeast CC 77 (at Beatrice)

Feb. 25 – McCook CC 86, North Platte CC 71 (at McCook




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The McCook Community College baseball and softball games scheduled for Wednesday at the Jaycees Sports Complex have been postponed because of the weather.

The baseball team (6-6) will try and play their game with Garden City (6-8) on Thursday starting at 3 p.m. On Saturday MCC will host Otero Junior College in an Empire League doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. and on Sunday the two teams will play a nine-inning game.

No makeup date has been set for the softball game between McCook (1-9) and Colby Community College (4-6) postponed Wednesday.

This weekend, the Lady Indians play at home Saturday at 1 p.m. against Central Community College (1-1) and Sunday at 1 p.m. against Southeast Community College. This will be the first games of the year for Southeast CC.

If you can’t make it to the next MCC home watch it live at: https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch




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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Class B=

District B-1=

Platteview 62, Nebraska City 48

Waverly 40, Plattsmouth 29

District B-2=

Ralston 62, Omaha Gross Catholic 46

District B-3=

Omaha Roncalli 68, Blair 35

District B-4=

Elkhorn Mount Michael 65, Schuyler 30

District B-5=

Beatrice 48, Crete 31

District B-6=

York 60, Seward 54

District B-7=

Hastings 76, McCook 46

Lexington 76, Grand Island Northwest 51

District B-8=

Alliance 66, Gering 51

Scottsbluff 86, Sidney 36

Class C-1=

District C1-1=

Falls City 57, Syracuse 35

District C1-3=

Conestoga 54, Louisville 34

District C1-5=

Columbus Scotus 47, David City 30

District C1-6=

West Point-Beemer 59, Tekamah-Herman 45

District C1-7=

Boone Central/Newman Grove 80, Madison 75

District C1-9=

Wood River 51, Minden 44

Class C-2=

District C2-3=

Archbishop Bergan 53, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 43

District C2-4=

Wakefield 56, Walthill 51

District C2-5=

Crofton 40, Stanton 35

District C2-6=

Neligh-Oakdale 62, Summerland 40

District C2-8=

Arcadia-Loup City 65, Palmer 57

District C2-9=

Hastings St. Cecilia 55, Superior 31

District C2-12=

Bayard 48, Hemingford 41

Class D-1=

District D1-5=

Boyd County 50, Plainview 38

District D1-6=

Central Valley 75, Nebraska Lutheran 49

District D1-7=

Thayer Central 41, Blue Hill 33

District D1-8=

Kenesaw 42, Franklin 37

District D1-9=

Overton 52, Arapahoe 41

District D1-10=

Burwell 68, Twin Loup 34

District D1-12=

Creek Valley 44, Minatare 33

Class D-2=

District D2-4=

Emerson-Hubbard 58, Winside 28

District D2-5=

Wausa 70, St. Edward 47

District D2-6=

Spalding Academy 53, CWC 45

District D2-7=

Hampton 55, Elba 37

District D2-10=

Medicine Valley 50, Sandhills Valley 30

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Class A=

District A-1=

Kearney 61, Omaha North 21

District A-2=

Bellevue East 51, Lincoln Southeast 34

District A-3=

Omaha Benson 62, Grand Island 32

District A-4=

Bellevue West 63, Omaha Bryan 24

District A-5=

Omaha Central 66, Omaha South 24





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Champaign, Ill. – A shorthanded Nebraska team rallied from a double-digit deficit to force a tie game early in the second half, but Illinois responded with an 11-1 run to regain control and defeat the Huskers 71-59 on Monday night at the State Farm Center.
 
Nebraska (7-20, 2-14 Big Ten Conference) trailed by six points at halftime and faced the same deficit three minutes into the second half when senior guard Haanif Cheatam made a free throw and junior guard Thorir Thornbjarnarson scored in the paint.
 
Illinois responded with a layup, but Thornbjarnarson made a 3-pointer and junior guard Jervay Green scored in transition on an assist from Cheatham to force a 46-46 tie with 15:12 remaining.
 
Illinois (18-9, 10-6) outscored the Huskers by 10 points over the next four minutes to assume control. The Illini went on to lead by as many as 14, while Nebraska drew within no closer than eight.
 
Nebraska played without sophomore point guard Cam Mack, who remained in Lincoln because of an illness. Mack entered Monday one of only five players in power conferences to average at least 12 points, six assists, four rebounds and one steal per game.
 
Without him, the Huskers counted on Cheatmam, who scored 14 points to pace four Nebraska players in double-figure scoring. Dachon Burke Jr. finished with 13 points, Thornbjarnarson scored 11 and freshman center Yvan Ouedraogo had 11 points to go with 10 points for his fifth double-double this season. Ouedraogo has had two straight double-double games, becoming the fourth Husker to accomplish that feat this season.
 
Nebraska shot 42 percent from the field overall while holding Illinois to 39-percent shooting, including just 5-of-19 on 3-pointers. But Illinois held a 42-34 advantage on points in the paint and out-rebounded the Huskers 48-35, including 19 offensive rebounds that resulted in 14 second-chance points. Ayo Dosunmo scored 18 points to pace the Illini, while Kofi Cockburn added 15 points and 10 rebounds.
 
Nebraska trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half and was behind 28-18 with 5:13 remaining before halftime but used a 9-0 run to pull within one point. Burke scored the first five points in the spurt, beginning with a three-point play when he converted a short jumper, was fouled and made a free throw.
 
Cheatham then scored four straight points in transition – two on a lay-up, two on free throws after being fouled on a layup attempt – to pull the Huskers within 28-27.
 
Cockburn ended the run for the Illini with a basket down low, but Ouedraogo scored in the paint, and after Cockburn made one of two free throws, Burke tied the game, 31-31 with 1:42 to play in the first half, on a layup.
 
Illinois, though, closed the half with two 3-pointers by Trent Frazier in the final 25 seconds, the last coming when the guard launched a prayer from 75 feet that left his hands barely before the halftime buzzer. A long replay confirmed Frazier's shot was good, and Illinois led 37-31 at halftime, and never trailed thereafter.
 
Nebraska returns home Thursday night to face Ohio State at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The game is set for 8 PM (CT) and will be carried on ESPN2.




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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joey Logano has won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the second straight year, pulling it out in a two-lap sprint to the finish that ended under caution. Logano put his No. 22 Ford for Team Penske in the victory lane by holding off runner-up Matt DiBenedetto, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Austin Dillon. DiBenedetto finished 0.491 behind Logano in his second race for the Wood Brothers, a Penske partner.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ryan Newman has said through a statement read by Roush Racing president Steve Newmark that he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but did not disclose details. Newman wrote that he was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones, and that the doctors have been pleased with his progress over the last few days. He said he is looking forward to getting behind the wheel again. However, there’s no timetable for his return to competitive racing.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado has hired Karl Dorrell as its head football coach, 13 years after he left UCLA. The 56-year-old Dorrell comes to Boulder two weeks after Mel Tucker bolted for Michigan State and 72 hours after Dorrell was named assistant head coach of the Dolphins. Dorrell was 35-27 as UCLA’s head coach before embarking on a 14-season run in the NFL.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Patrick Reed closed with a 4-under 67 to take the Mexico Championship. Reed was two shots back with four to play before reeling off three straight birdies to overtake Bryan DeChambeau for his second World Golf Championship title. He recovered from a wild tee shot into the trees on 18 to two-putt from 35 feet to wrap up his eighth PGA title at 18 under. DeChambeau appeared to seize control with five birdies in a six-hole stretch starting at No. 9.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals acquired winger Ilya Kovalchuk (KOH’-vul-chuhk) from the Canadiens for a 2020 third-round pick. Montreal will retain 50% of Kovalchuk’s $700,000 salary and cap hit. He has six goals and 13 points in 22 games since joining the Canadiens following his contract buyout by the Kings.




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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Zegarowski made all seven of his 3-pointers and finished with 25 points, and No. 15 Creighton beat No. 21 Butler 81-59 for its fourth straight win over an AP Top 25 opponent. The Bluejays (22-6, 11-4) have won nine of 10 and remain one game behind Big East-leading Seton Hall. Butler (19-9, 7-8) played the second half without season scoring leader Kamar Baldwin. He limped off the court late in the first half with an injury to his left ankle. Henry Baddley led the Bulldogs with 13 points.



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San Diego, Calif. – The Nebraska baseball team (1-5) fell to Arizona, 3-2, at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as Blake Paugh hit two home runs and drove in all three runs for the Wildcats.

NU was held to three hits as a team, as Cam ChickTy Roseberry and Leighton Banjoff each managed one hit apiece for the Big Red.

Sophomore left-hander Cade Povich, making his second start of the season, threw 5.2 innings and allowed three runs, while recording eight strikeouts and only one walk. Kyle Perry tossed 2.1 no-hit scoreless innings out of the bullpen before Max Schreiber held Arizona scoreless for the final 1.0 inning.

In the first inning, Arizona managed a leadoff single, but a flyout and strikeout-caught stealing double play ended a scoreless frame for the Wildcats. In the bottom half, Chick reached on an error in the leadoff spot before three consecutive outs.

The Wildcats drew a one-out walk in the top of the second, but a fielder's choice and flyout kept them from scoring. In the bottom of the second, NU scored one run to take the early lead. Banjoff blistered a one-out single before advancing to third on Mojo Hagge's bunt. Joe Acker's sacrifice fly brought in Banjoff before a strikeout ended the frame.

Povich retired all three Arizona batters in the top of the third. NU also went down in order in the bottom of the third on two flyouts and a groundout.

In the top of the fourth, Blake Paugh launched a solo home run to tie the score at 1-1, but Povich struck out the other three Wildcat hitters. Roseberry hit a one-out single in the bottom of the fourth, but was left on base after back-to-back strikeouts.

Arizona managed one hit in the top of the fifth, but Povich added two strikeouts as the other three Wildcat batters were retired. The Huskers were retired in order in the bottom half.

Paugh blasted another home run in the top of the sixth, a two-run shot, to put Arizona up by a 3-1 margin. NU put runners on second and third in the bottom of the sixth, but couldn't add to its score. Spencer Schwellenbach was hit-by-pitch in the leadoff spot before Luke Roskam reached on a one-out walk, but back-to-back strikeouts kept the Huskers from scoring.

The Wildcats were retired in order with a flyout and two groundouts in the top of the seventh. In the bottom half, NU also went down 1-2-3 with two groundouts before a foul pop-out.

In the top of the eighth, Perry retired all three Arizona hitters with three flyouts. Chick blasted a leadoff home run in the bottom of the eighth to trim the deficit to 3-2 before three consecutive outs ended the frame.

Arizona managed one base hit in the top of the ninth, but each of the other three batters produced outs. In the bottom of the ninth, the Huskers went down in order.

The Huskers return to action next weekend for a three-game series against Arizona State in Phoenix, Ariz., starting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (CT).




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Cathedral City, Calif. --- Despite battling, Nebraska (6-8) came up just short against No. 7 Florida (16-2), falling 6-3 on Sunday in the final game of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

Nebraska had several opportunities to make some noise, scoring the first run and hitting the only home run of the game. However, NU surrendered one unearned run and left two runners on third to give the Gators the edge. Tristen Edwards went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs and a homer. Cam Ybarra hit her first triple as a Husker and Samantha Owen also had one hit. 

Olivia Ferrell dropped to 2-4 on the season. She started and pitched 4.0 innings and gave up three runs on four hits. She also had one strikeout. Courtney Wallace pitched 3.0 innings of relief. She gave up three runs - two earned - on three hits and had two strikeouts. 

Florida's Natalie Lugo (6-1) pitched started and pitched 5.0 innings. She was pulled in the middle of the game but pitched the final inning for a total of 6.0 innings. She gave up three runs on four hits and had eight strikeouts. 

Nebraska got right to work, scoring one run in the bottom of the first. Edwards hit a leadoff single and Unzicker bunted to move her over. Edwards reached third on a fly out and scored on a wild pitch. 

Florida took a 2-1 lead in the third, scoring two runs off three hits. 

In the fourth, Ybarra hit a one-out triple to put the tying run on third, but the Gators got back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning. 

The Gators extended their lead in the fifth, scoring three runs on two hits and one Husker error. 

In the sixth, the Huskers cut the lead to 5-3. Wallace drew a walk and Edwards hit a two-run homer, which forced a Florida pitching change. Unzicker drew another walk and stole second. She moved to third on a ground out but would get stranded there as the Huskers couldn't score her. 

In the final inning, Florida added an insurance run after a hit batter and a double. Nebraska attemped the comeback in the bottom of the inning. Owen hit a leadoff single and Bree Boruff pinch ran for her. However, the Gators retired the next three batters to end the game. 

The Huskers are back in action on Feb. 29 when they travel to Columbia, Mo., to take on Missouri. First pitch is set for 11:30 a.m. A live radio broadcast will be available on Huskers.com. 
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The McCook Community College baseball team was able to salvage the final game of a three-game set with Lamar Community College, splitting a pair of games Saturday. Lamar won the first game 8-2 and MCC came back to win the second game 14-4. Lamar opened the series Friday with a 3-2 win in 10 innings.

This series was moved from Lamar to McCook because of field conditions in Colorado.

On Saturday the Running Lopes took a 2-0 series lead with six strong innings from 6-9 left-hander Max Huffling who struck out 11 Indians and allowed one earned run. In the finale, sophomore Kade Wroot (North Platte) drove in four runs, on a two-run home run and a two-run double as MCC scored seven times in the sixth inning.

Lamar goes to 4-6 on the year. MCC is 6-6.

The Indians will next take on Garden City Wednesday at 3 p.m. in a nine-inning game. On Saturday Otero Junior College comes to town for an Empire League doubleheader with a pair of games starting at 1 p.m. Saturday and a nine-inning game Sunday (1 p.m.).

GAME 1 – Lamar CC 8, McCook CC 2: The Lopes scored a pair of runs in the first, three in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth off three MCC pitchers to back Lamar’s Max Heffling.

The Indians were held to four hits on the day, a double by Pedro Perez (sophomore Cidra, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy); and singles by Kade Wroot, Caleb Eiguren (freshman, Westminster, Colo.) and Ryan Nourse (sophomore, Centennial, Colo.).

MCC scored runs in the sixth inning on a pair of singles and a wild pitch and in the seventh on three walks and a passed ball.

Jayden Bastow (sophomore, Clearwater, Fla.) was charged with five runs in two innings; sophomores Connor McGonigal (Omaha Burke) and Anthony Kingsbury (Gatineau, Quebec) both pitched an inning and both game up a run.

Holden Hopkins (sophomore, Norman, Okla.) went the final three innings and allowed two hits, no runs, four walks and he struck out four.

GAME 2 – McCook 14, Lamar CC 4: The Indians put the game away with a seven-run sixth inning, in a game shortened by the 10-run rule. MCC scored in five of the six innings with two in the first, three in the third and added runs in both the fourth and fifth innings before putting the game away in the sixth.

Trevor Pacheco (sophomore, Pueblo, Colo.) stroked a first inning double and later came home to score, and Caleb Eiguren’s RBI single made it 2-0.

Kade Wroot socked a two-run home run in the third to give the Indians a 4-0 lead and later that inning Aiden Ferry (freshmen, Monroe, Wash.) lined a two-run solo homer to make it 5-0.

On the mound, Isaac Vargas (sophomore, Greeley, Colo.) pitched three scoreless innings to start the game before surrendering three runs in the fourth and one in the fifth. He allowed nine hits, and four earned runs in five innings of work. He struck out six. Mitchell Driver (freshman, Sydney, Australia) came on to pitch a hitless, scoreless sixth inning, striking out one.

MCC pushed across a run in the fourth on a single by Elijah Munoz (freshman, Big Spring, Texas) and a sacrifice fly from Pacheco. That gave MCC a 6-3 lead but MCC gave that run back in the top of the fifth with a Lamar solo home run. Wroot was hit by a pitch to lead off the MCC fifth and scored on a Ferry single to give the Indians a 7-4 lead.

Root delivered a two-run double to start the fireworks in the MCC sixth. The Indians took advantage of four Lamar walks but had doubles from Pedro Perez and Brandon Reynolds (freshman, Monument, Colo.).

MCC had 11 hits with two each from Wroot, Ferry and Munoz.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=baseball&path=baseball

If you can’t make it to the next MCC home watch it live at: https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch

For more photos from the game, please visit the MCC Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/




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The McCook Community College women’s basketball team lost to Iowa Western Community College 62-53 in the final regular season game of the year Saturday at the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.

The Lady Indians finish the season 21-9 and also found out they will be hosting Lamar Community College Friday at 6 p.m. in the first round of the Region IX tournament. MCC and Northeastern Junior College tied for the third best record in the Region IX south division and held a coin-flip to determine seeding which NJC won. There was also a coin flip to determine the No. 5 seed between Lamar and Trinidad State. The top two seeds (Western Nebraska and Otero) gained first-round byes.

“I’m excited for the opportunity for our girls to host a tournament game here, said MCC Coach Brandon Pritchett.

In Saturday’s tune-up for the Region Tournament, the Lady Indians faced what Pritchett called a tournament-caliber team in Iowa Western, but spotted the Reivers the first 14-points of the game.

“Other than those first few minutes we played well defensively especially in the second half,” Prichett said. “We just couldn’t get anything going offensively, got a lot of good looks and again we missed 10 layups in the first half. If we make half of them, it’s a different game going into halftime.”

The Lady Indians went the first 5:52 of the game without scoring. Down 14-0, the Lady Indians responded with a 13-3 run to trail after one quarter 16-13. The Reivers outscored MCC 19-9 in the second quarter to make it a 35-22 game at the half.

“We dug ourselves into such a deep hole against a talented team, that we couldn’t dig ourselves out of. They have a lot of good pieces, they play hard and they are physical,” Pritchett said.

MCC held Iowa Western to 12 points in the third quarter but were only able to manage 10 points offensively. The Lady Indians outscored the Reivers 21-15 in the final 15 minutes.

“We found a good group in the second half that competed and played their tails off,” Pritchett said. He was pleased his team was able to hold Iowa Wester to 27.1 percent shooting for the game and 23.8 percent from the 3-point line.

“That’s a really good Iowa Western team and to keep them to 27 percent from the field and 24 percent from 3, you look at those numbers and you have a really good chance to win games, but when you give up offensive rebounds like we did and struggle from the line, your chances aren’t as good,” Pritchett said.

MCC shot 32.4 percent for the game, made just five of 25 3-pointers. From the free-throw line MCC made just four of 11 shots (36.4 percent) and were outscored from the line 19-4 with Iowa Western making 19 of 22 shots (86.4). The Reivers also held the rebound edge 52-36, including 13 on the offensive end.

Sophomore Makenna Bodette (Colorado Springs) led MCC with 13 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Gail Whiting (Montgomery, Ala.) came off the bench with 11 points and six rebounds. Freshman Carla Torrubia Cano (Melilla Spain) led MCC with eight rebounds. Freshman Niamh Kelshaw (Manchester, England) scored eight points.

Iowa Western improves to 18-10 while the Lady Indians prepare for a Lamar team that returns to the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center for the Region IX tournament game Friday -- one week after losing to the Lady Indians 74-35.

“It’s an exciting time of year and we are thrilled to have an opportunity to play in the post season, thrilled to have the chance to host a tournament game, which was one of our goals,” Pritchett said. “We did that now we move on the next set of goals, which is winning a first-round game.”

For complete coverage of MCC Lady Indian basketball including, schedule, photo galleries, statistics and more, visit the MCC Athletics web page at https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=basketball2&path=wbball

If you can’t make it to the games watch MCC basketball home games at https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch

For more photos from tonight’s game please visit the McCook Community College Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/




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The McCook Community College men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game Friday downing Lamar Community College 80-71 in the Peter and Dolores Graff Event Center. The Indians took charge of the game early, never trailed, sailed to an 18-point half-time but had to hold off a hard-charging Lopes team in the final 10 minutes.

“This game was the tale of two halves,” said MCC Coach Kyle Drennan.

The Indians shot 71 percent from the floor in the first half and held Lamar to 30.8 percent. MCC sank 10 of 15 shots from the 3-point line (66.7 percent). Freshman Boaz Quinan Quinlan (Beavertown, Ore.) sank five of six shots in the first half from distance.

Then Lamar came out after the intermission and outscored MCC 45-36 in the second half, and shot 63.3 percent in the half.

“I felt like we were took the mindset of  ‘it’s over already,’ but Lamar did not quit.’ Drennan said. “I’m proud of the win, I’m proud that we punched back when we needed to in the end but we’ve got to get better to play a full 40 minutes. We played probably 25 tonight, but those 25 were really good.”

Sophomore Raheim Sullivan (Toronto, Ontario) scored 22 points to lead the Indians. Quinlan added another 3-pointer in the second half to finish with 18 points on a six-for-eight night from the arc. Freshman Rahkiem Petterson (Midland, Texas) scored 15 points and led the Indians with five points.

“This team is crazy right now, LeTre (Darthard) had been killing it for us and he’s held to four points, yet we score 80 and still win,” Drennan said. “We’re getting contributions from everybody right now.”

Sophomore Tyrik Singh (San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago) scored nine points and Sophomore Justin Costello (Omaha /Elkhorn South High School) had eight points. Both had a pair of 3-pointers.

MCC finished the game shooting 60.5 percent from the floor, made 13 of 20 shots from the 3-point line (65 percent), and 15 of 18 shots from the free-throw line (78.9 percent).

The Running Lopes finish the regular season at 16-14 (5-7 in Region IX south play.)

MCC improves to 13-15 and 4-7 in Region IX south play with the final regular-season game at home Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. against North Platte, (7-17, 3-8).

MCC will honor four sophomores in ceremonies prior to the 7 p.m. game. Those sophomores include: Raheim Sullivan, Bryton Bissanithe (North Miami, Fla.), Tyrik Singhand Justin Costello (Omaha /Elkhorn South High School.)

To stay up to day on all the latest Region IX tournament news, and more visit the official site of MCC Athletics at https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?path=mbball

For more photos from tonight’s game please visit the McCook Community College Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/

If you can’t make it to the next MCC home watch it live at: https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch




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Box score and play-by-play attached
Link to recap: https://huskers.com/news/2020/2/21/baseball-recap.aspx

Huskers Edged by Toreros, 12-11

San Diego, Calif. – The Nebraska baseball team (1-3) led San Diego, 7-0, after the top of the fourth, but the Toreros stormed back on its way to a 12-11 win over the Huskers at Fowler Park on Friday night.

The Huskers compiled 18 hits, but left 11 runners on base. Cam Chick paced NU’s offense with a 4-for-5 performance. Aaron Palensky and Leighton Banjoff each produced three-hit outings, as six Huskers produced multi-hit efforts.

Senior lefty Gareth Stroh, making his second start at Nebraska and 33rd career NCAA start, threw 5.0 innings and allowed four runs (three earned runs) on four hits. He recorded four strikeouts and no walks. Max Schreiber (1.1 innings), Tyler Martin (0.2) and Shay Schanaman (1.0) each made relief appearances for the Huskers.

In the opening frame, Palensky ripped a two-out double, but was left stranded after a strikeout ended the inning. It extended Palensky’s team-best hitting streak to seven games and reaching base streak to 25 games. In the bottom of the first, the Toreros went down in order with a lineout, groundout and strikeout.

NU scored one run in the top of the second to take the early lead. Banjoff hit a one-out single before advancing to second on a wild pitch. Gunner Hellstrom drove him in with an RBI single up the middle. Stroh retired all three San Diego hitters in the bottom of the second.

The Huskers added six runs in the third inning to build a 7-0 advantage. Each of NU’s first four batters reached base during the frame, as Chick and Spencer Schwellenbach hit back-to-back singles before Palensky brought them in with a two-RBI double. Luke Roskam singled to advance Palensky to third before the first out of the inning was recorded. Banjoff laced an RBI single before Mojo Hagge reached on a hit-by-pitch to load the bases. Hellstrom reached on a fielder’s choice and Roskam touched home on the play after a throwing error. Joe Acker earned an RBI with a walk in the subsequent at-bat before Chick’s sacrifice fly added another run. The Toreros went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the third.

In the top of the fourth, Nebraska managed two baserunners, but couldn’t add to its lead. San Diego scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth to cut NU’s lead to 7-3. After back-to-back singles to open the frame, Adam Kerner blasted a three-run home run to left field with two outs before a strikeout ended the inning.

Chick singled through the right side with two outs in the top of the fifth, but was caught stealing to end a scoreless inning for the Big Red. USD scored one run in the bottom of the fifth to trim the deficit to 7-4. NU committed two errors during the frame, as the Toreros managed one base hit, before a double play ended the inning.

The Huskers responded with two runs in the top of the sixth to build a 9-4 lead. Schwellenbach blasted a leadoff double and then scored on Roskam’s one-out RBI single. After the second out was recorded, Banjoff reached on a hit-by-pitch. Hagge drove in one run with an RBI single, but was thrown out on the play after trying to reach second base. Schreiber retired the Toreros in order in the bottom of the sixth with two groundouts and a flyout.

Chick ripped a two-out double in the top of the seventh before a fielder’s choice ended a scoreless frame for the Huskers. San Diego scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 9-9. The Toreros managed four hits during the frame and the Huskers committed two errors.

NU retook the lead at 10-9 with one run in the top of the eighth. Palensky drew a leadoff walk before stealing second. Banjoff drew a two-out walk and the runners advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. Hagge drove in Palensky with an RBI single to center field, but Banjoff was thrown out at home on the play for the third out. In the bottom of the eighth, San Diego scored three runs to take a




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The McCook Community College women’s basketball team wrapped up the Region IX schedule Friday claiming a 74-35 win over Lamar Community College.

MCC finishes 5-5 in the south division of Region IX – tied with Northeastern Junior College for third place. Both teams clinch first-round home games in the Region IX tournament. A coin flip will determine which team gets the No. 3 seed. There was also a tie for fifth place between Lamar and Trinidad State, (both 1-9), so a coin flip will determine which team comes to MCC Friday for a first-round Region IX game at 6 p.m.

Friday’s win on sophomore recognition night looked similar to a trend where MCC comes out and applies a tremendous amount of defensive pressure to start games. The Lady Indians held the Running Lopes to just six points in the first quarter maintaining a 19-6 lead and stretching it to 20 points before Lamar responded with a run to end the second quarter.

“We came out and guarded really well from the get-go, and just dominated defensively really for all but about the three minute stretch to end the second quarter when we let them go on a 9-0 run,” MCC Coach Brandon Pritchett said.

MCC was streaky from the 3-point line making six of 17 shots (35.3 percent) in the first half. Freshman Amiya Dartest (Jennings, La.) helped the cause making three of six shots and leading the Indians with 12-first half points.

The Lady Indians started the second half in similar fashion stepping up the defensive effort and winning the third quarter 16-6.

“The first and third quarter we were really effective defensively, forcing them into 29 turnovers,” Pritchett said.

“We shot the ball fairly well in the first half, but we need to be more consistent. We missed a lot of layups in the first half (10) but we rebounded the ball well and had balanced scoring,” Pritchett said.

“Gail (Whiting) was a huge spark for us in the second half especially defensively with three or four steals and her aggressive play on both ends of the court,” Pritchett said. “Really we had an all-around good effort from everyone.”

Whiting, the freshman from Montgomery, Ala., led all scorers with 16 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Makenna Bodette (Colorado Springs) scored 12 points and picked up 10 rebounds. Dartest ended with the 12 points she scored in the first half. 

Freshman Carla Torrubia Cano (Melilla Spain) scored 11 points with five boards and Sophomore Paula Rosello Mateu, (Barcelona, Spain) had 10 points.

The coach also pleased with the rebounding effort with MCC picking up 16 offensive boards winning the rebound battle 52-46 and the team made 16 of 19 free-throws.

Lamar ended the game shooting 24.6 percent from the field and made just 1 of 15 shots from the 3-point line. MCC shot 29.7 percent from the floor in the first half and stepped it up to 35.9 percent in the second half.

The Lady Indians, now 21-8, wrap up the regular season Saturday (Feb. 22) at 4 p.m. in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center against Iowa Western Community College.

In addition to Bodette and Mateu, other sophomores honored before the game included: Nicola Cross (Melbourne, Australia); Jessika Espinoza, (El Paso, Texas) Western New Mexico University; Sophomore Sydney Sandford (Missouri City, Texas); Kali Kelley (Windsor, Colo.); and Student Assistant, Parker Ehrke, from Orleans.

For complete coverage of MCC Lady Indian basketball including, schedule, photo galleries, statistics and more, visit the MCC Athletics web page at https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=basketball2&path=wbball

If you can not make it to the games watch MCC basketball home games at https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch

For more photos from tonight’s game please visit the McCook Community College Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/




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The McCook Community College baseball team opened Empire League  play (Region IX) Friday with a 3-2 loss to Lamar Community College in 10-innings.

Tied 2-2, Lamar led off the 10th inning with a hit batter and a sacrifice bunt, then two MCC errors led to the eventual game-winner. The Indians were guilty of four miscues on a day when pitching was at a premium.

MCC starter Braden Babcock (sophomore Oshawa, Ontario) went eight innings allowing five hits, walking two and striking out 10. He was charged with one earned run.

Mitchell Driver (freshman, Sydney, Australia) came on in the ninth and pitched an inning and one-third allowing no hits, one walk and one strikeout, but was tagged with the loss. Redshirt fresman Nicholas Wellman (Quincy, Ill.) threw the final two-third of an inning, striking out one.

MCC took a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Mark Zhang (sophomore, Nicholls, Australia) led off with a single, advanced to second base on a wild pitch, advanced to third on an infield groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

With two outs in the Lamar fifth the Runnn’ Lopes took advantage of a pair of McCook errors to tie the game at 1-1.

The Indians regained the lead in the seventh inning. Zayne Watson (freshman, The Woodlands, Texas) lined a one-out double to left field and scored on a two-out single by Anthony Nieves-Soto (freshman, Nayaguez, Puerto Rico/Carlos Beltran Academy).

Lamar tied the game at 2-2 in the eight with a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly.

MCC had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the ninth inning. Sophomore Kade Wroot (North Platte) was hit by a pitch, advanced to second and later third base on wild pitches. After a walk, three straight MCC batters struck out to end the rally.

Indian batters struck out 15 times on the afternoon while managing just four hits, doubles by Watson and Ricardo Hernandez (freshman, Ponce, Puerto Rico/Carlos Beltran Academy), and singles by Zhang and Soto.

Lamar goes to 3-5 on the year and MCC to 5-5.  The two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday starting at 1 p.m. This three-game series was originally scheduled to be played in Lamar but was moved to McCook because of weather and field conditions in Colorado.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=baseball&path=baseball

If you can’t make it to the next MCC home watch it live at: https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch

For more photos from the game, please visit the MCC Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/




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Kearney, Neb. – Sophomores Brooke Carlson and Klaire Kirsch combined for 38 points to help No. 31/26 Nebraska-Kearney pull away from Northeastern State, 82-64, Thursday night at the Health & Sports Center.

UNK (24-3, 13-3) is now in sole possession of second place in the league standings as Newman stunned Emporia State (19-6, 12-4) tonight in Wichita, 68-67. The Lopers are at NU (10-16, 5-12) next Thursday.

To avoid a similar fate against NSU (5-19, 3-14), the Lopers saw Carlson (Elkhorn) and Kirsch (Rapid City, S.D.) both fall a point short of tying their career-highs. UNK also was plus nine on the glass in the second half and held the RiverHawks to 37% shooting (24 of 65).

"They are a team that always plays hard and their shooters shot the ball well today. That makes you a little bit concerned," UNK head coach Carrie Eighmey said. "We made some adjustments defensively in the second half and our players did a good job of taking away the easy stuff that I thought we gave up early." 

While NSU trailed for all but 16 seconds they hung around thanks to 12 offensive rebounds and big nights from guards Celina Hayes and Shae Sanchez. Hayes went for 27 points, eight rebounds and four assists with Sanchez tallying 17 points, seven boards and two assists. However NSU tallied only 11 fourth quarter points and surrendered 50 points in the paint.

"Offensively we found ways to manufacture points. We didn't necessarily shoot the ball great from the three-point line but we got to the foul line and in the second half we made those free throws," Eighemy said. "It was a game where had to get enough stops and then get paint touches because they started today with a fairly small lineup."

A 5-0 spurt gave UNK its first double digit lead of the night, 56-46, late in the third quarter. A corner three by freshman reserve guard Trinity Law (Brandon, S.D.) finished the mini-run and NSU didn't get closer than seven points the rest of the way. The Lopers went 8 of 8 at the line in the fourth and stretched the lead to 70-57 after a steal and layup by Kirsch. She was limited to just three first half minutes due to foul trouble but made up for lost time by scoring 13 of her 17 points after the break.

"Klaire gave us good energy in the second half. She made a couple plays defensively where she was able to get steals and turn them into easy buckets," Eighmey said. "She did a good job of attacking the rim and gave us a nice boost."

In double digits for a ninth straight time Carlson scored a team-best 21 points thanks to 8 of 11 field goal shooting. Also sinking five freebies she grabbed eight boards and had two assists. Next Kirsch finished 7 of 13 from the floor while also grabbing eight rebounds with Iowa sophomore wing Maegan Holt (10) the other Loper in double figures.

Hayes reached her big point total by making 11 of 21 shots (4 of 12 threes) with Sanchez 5 of 15 from the field. Starting post Zaria Collins (10) was the other NSU player to reach double digits.

UNK hosts Rogers State (4-22, 2-15) Saturday afternoon. The Hillcats have lost three in a row after a 100-59 setback at Fort Hays State tonight.




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