HOOPER – The Howells-Dodge and Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Basketball Teams split their Tuesday doubleheader aired on 107.9 the Bull as the Jaguars took the girls game 54-47 while the Raiders won the boys contest 53-32.
In the girls game, LVSS went up 8-5 in the 1st quarter before Howells-Dodge outscored them 10-4 the rest of the period to lead 15-12 at the end of one.
Both teams scored 7 points in the 2nd quarter, and the Jaguars led 22-19 at halftime.
In the 3rd quarter, the Raiders won it 18-15 to tie the game at 37 at the end of three.
Howells-Dodge saved their best for last though, outscoring Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 17-10 in the 4th quarter.
Jaguars Head Coach Scott Polacek says it was a hard fought win. “The Raiders they’re a good coached team, alright. Mr. Hegge he did a really good job with them being patient against our man-to-man. And they got us in a little bit of foul trouble early, that was key.”
Brooklyn Macholan had a game-high 19 points for the Jaguars, 14 coming in the 2nd half. Jaedyn Ratzlaff and Cassie Pieper chipped in 9 apiece.
Polacek says his team’s post play made the difference. “But really I think our post play took care of it in the 2nd half. And we’ve really been struggling there a little bit. And we’ve been playing against tough conference schools that have really been shutting out post game down. And today we were able to use that. I think that was kind of a key factor for the game for us.”
LVSS Head Coach Nick Hegge on the loss. “Yeah real proud of the girls’ effort tonight. We battled the whole way. We got off to an OK start and down by a few at halftime. And going into that 3rd quarter we wanted to figure out a way to get a lead, and had it tied up late and just came up a little short tonight. But I’m proud of the girls’ effort, and I thought that we really got after it, and played a solid game for 3 quarters. And we just got to find a way to finish it off.”
Josie Kahlandt had a team-high 18 points for the Raiders while Maelee Beacom added 10 and Valerie Uehling 9. “Yeah Josie, Maelee, and Val are real good players, real good scorers, and they all had good nights tonight. And Josie got hot there in the 3rd quarter, they went zone there for a little bit, and boy she’s a great shooter. So she really made them hurt. And it was great to see her be aggressive and take the ball to the basket and get to the free throw line. And Josie really played great tonight,” Hegge said.
Howells-Dodge improves to 6-11 on the season and battles Tekamah-Herman at Clarkson in the East Husker Conference Tournament on Friday at 6:00 p.m.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder falls to 4-13 on the year and battles West Point-Beemer at BRLD on Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the EHC Tournament.
In the boys game, the Raiders started the game on a 12-0 run and led 16-5 at the end of one.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder outscored the Jaguars 10-3 in the 2nd quarter to take a 26-8 lead in the locker room, a quarter highlighted by a buzzer beating three from Brett Uhing.
The Raiders kept it going in the 2nd half, winning the 3rd quarter 13-8 following a layup at the buzzer by Connor Larson to go up 39-16 at the end of three.
Howells-Dodge won the 4th quarter 16-14.
Riley Hoetfelker paced LVSS with 14 points while Uhing was also in double figures with 11. Larson and Garrett Kriete tallied 9 apiece. “Yeah if we can get four guys almost in double figures that makes us real tough cause we’re going to try guarding you. We’re going to play our zone and really get after it and do a good job of rebounding,” Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Head Coach Sean Forbes said.
Charlie Dvorak had 5 points to pace the Jaguars.
Howells-Dodge falls to 10-6 on the season as their four-game winning streak was snapped. The Jaguars take on Clarkson/Leigh at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday at Wisner-Pilger in the first round of the East Husker Conference Tournament.
The Raiders improve to 13-4 and have now won 6 out of their last 7. LVSS battles Stanton in the first round of the EHC Tournament at Oakland-Craig on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.