Grand Island-After losing the night before to Columbus Lakeview, the Northwest lady Vikings were looking for a little redemption, but they were going to have to earn it against a well rested York Duke girls basketball.
Northwest came out fired up, and in the end, just out played the Dukes for a 60-48 victory Saturday night.
In the first quarter of play, Masa Scheierman was carrying the Dukes squad with all 12 points the team scored. She ended the night with 16 points, 6 of those coming via the three pointers.
Maddie Portwine knocked in 13 before fouling out in the fourth quarter.
The Dukes were 12 of 19 from the free throw line and had five buckets from downtown.
The Vikings were led by an unsung hero, Shanae Suttles. She was anything but subtle with solid defense and timing shooting, Suttle poured in 17 points and was 4 of 5 from the charity stripe.
Coming into Saturday game, Suttle averaged only 5.5 points per competition.
Whitney Brown who averages 16.9 points a game was cold in the first half but lit up in the second half.
She ended the night with 24 points, half of those coming from three-point land.
York had ten turnovers to GINW five.
They boys game was a much different affair as the York Dukes boys dominated most of the game. Northwest fresh off a win Friday night against Columbus Lakeview looked to keep that momentum going into Saturday night. That would not happen as the always tough York Dukes stormed into town.
The Dukes were a little slow out of the gate in the first quarter but after about 4 minutes found their groove and began to play like a team that was 9-1.
The Dukes played a man-to-man defense all night that was too much for Northwest to handle. The Dukes came away with their tenth victory of the year, winning 54-38.
Brady Danielson led the Dukes with 26 points. He had three from downtown and was 6-7 from the line.
The only other Duke in double figures was Garrett Snodgrass who poured in 11.
The Dukes were also successful shooting the long ball as the made four from the arc, three of those from Danielson.
For Northwest, they had a hard time hanging on to the rock accruing 11 turnovers. The Dukes had 9.
Northwest’s Tyler Hageman knocked in 11 points.
GINW were 8 of 11 from in free-throws. The Dukes, 11 of 18.
Both York boys and girls play next on Tuesday against Grand Island Central Catholic.
GINW will travel to Hastings St. Cecilia.