The Heartland Huskie girls and boy’s basketball teams played in the consolation round of the Southern Nebraska Conference Basketball Tournament on Saturday at Centennial. The girls lost to Sandy Creek 37-53, and the boys won a close one against David City, winning 37-35.
The Lady Huskies struggled getting their offense going from the get-go scoring only 12 points in the first half. After half-time, they had a good run behind Jamisen Klein, who scored back-to-back buckets. They narrowed the Cougar’s lead to 11 points in the third quarter after Oswald and Hiebner made a few free throws, making the score 27-38 but it just wasn’t enough to catch the Cougars.
GIRLS Stats vs. Sandy Creek
GIRLS Individual scoring vs. Sandy Creek:
Mia Hiebner – 12, Jamisen Klein – 8, Allie Boehr – 6, Isabel Johnson – 6, Emersyn Oswald -5
Despite a very cold start, scoring only two points in the first quarter, the Huskie boys never gave up. They managed to get back in the game with their tenacious defense and three-pointers. Alvarez, Quiring, and Siebert each made a three-pointer in the 2nd quarter, keeping the Huskies alive. Luis Alvarez sunk a total of four treys and led the Huskies with 12 points. Going into half-time, the Huskies had gained some confidence and were just two points down 15-17.
The Huskies took the first lead of the game in the 3rd quarter after Siebert’s three-pointer, making the score 20-17. It was a tight game down to the wire, with the lead changing a few times in the 4th quarter. Wetjen led the team with eight rebounds, and Siebert had six. With under a minute to play, the Scouts had chances to score, but the Huskies had a few fouls to give and were able to deny them from scoring in the final seconds, winning 37-35.
BOYS Stats vs. David City
BOYS Individual scoring vs. David City
Luis Alvarez – 12, Carter Sieber – 10, Thane Wetjen – 6, Sam Quiring – 5, Hunter Perez – 2, Hudson Regier – 2
In the last minutes of the game, Coach Siebert had to call a timeout when Wetjen’s shoe blew out. He was able to quickly put on a borrowed shoe from another Huskie on the bench to finish out the game.