The Seward Blue Jays had a tough go with their first road games of the year, losing the doubleheader to North Bend Central.
Although the first quarter started out strong for the Lady Blue Jays, they had trouble the rest of the game scoring points and containing North end Central’s offense.
It was 36-23 at the half. The Jays came out third cold ice-cold scoring only six points in the frame, opposed to 27 knocked in by NBC. That was all the Tigers needed to run away with this one winning the game 78-37
The Emanuel girls were too much for Seward as all three reached double digits, Lauren with 18, Kaitlyn with 13, and Sydney with 10.
The Blue Jays were led by Hannah Benedict who poured in 13, including two from downtown.
Seward did win the free-throw battle going 7-9 from the stripe. NBC was 10-17.
The boys’ game started about the same with a very level first quarter. It was almost all defense in frame one with NBC leading only 12-10 at the end of the first.
Just like in the girl’s game, the second and third quarters decided this game as North Bend Central broke it open leading 35-15. Seward scored just three points in the second quarter. The boys for Seward fell 64-35.
Though there isn’t much varsity experience on this year’s squad, they did force the Tigers to foul them early and often making it to the stripe a total of 24 times in the game. However, they shot just 50 percent making half of the opportunities given to them.
The fiery Tiger offense proved to be too much for the Jays winning the game 64-35.
NBC lit up from beyond the arc making eight 3-pointers. Three of those coming from Brodey Johnson.
The Tigers only had two players in double figures. Leading the way was Jaxon Wietfeld with 13, while Breckin Peters knocked in 11.
The Blue Jays had no player reach double digits in points. Sam Schroeder and Carson Tvrdy led the team with 8 points each.
The Blue Jays will look to get a rhythm going Saturday, Dec. 14 against Northwest.