NORTH BEND – West Point-Beemer pulled away in the second half to beat Pender 58-45 in the quarterfinals of the girls East Husker Conference basketball tournament in North Bend on Monday, in a game aired on 107.9 The Bull.
Pender took an early 10-7 lead after the first quarter, but West Point-Beemer exploded for 19 points in the second quarter, and the Cadets led 26-22 at halftime.
The Cadets were able to build a double digit lead in the third quarter, but the Pendragons closed the quarter strong, and after the third, the lead was 46-40 in favor of West Point-Beemer.
Pender was held to just five points in the fourth quarter, and West Point-Beemer pulled away to win 58-45.
Despite being held scoreless in the first quarter, Sidney Swanson went on to lead West Point-Beemer with 30 points, including a 14-16 performance at the free throw line. Reece Snodgrass added 13 points for the cadets, including a trio of three pointers.
Avery Wegner and Zoey Lemkuhl each scored 16 points to lead the Pendragons.
West Point-Beemer is now 14-3 and will face North bend Central in the EHC semifinals Thursday at 6:00 at Midland University.
Pender is now 14-6 and will drop to the consolation bracket.