Kiara Schulze lines up for a basket during Friday night’s home game against Wauneta Palisade.
Lady Plainsmen earn second season win ahead of SPVA
Momentum could be in the Lady Plainsmen’s favor going into this week’s SPVA competition after the team took their second win of the season in last week’s action. A tough loss against Imperial was followed by an exciting competition at home against Wauneta-Palisade where the PC girls earned a W, taking their record to 2-10.
Pink Out competition was played in Imperial and the Lady Longhorns took the game aggressively from early on. At the end of the first PC was down 17-6 and by halftime Chase County had a 32-8 lead.
The Lady Plainsmen continued to fight in the second half of the game, as a team they never gave up, regardless of the score or their disadvantage, but ultimately lost to the Longhorns 54-14. Full stats were not available at press time.
The Lady Plainsmen took their record to 2-10 with a win over the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos on their home court.
The Broncos took the lead early in the game, however, a seven-point run for the Lady Plainsmen tipped the scales into PC’s favor. Wauneta was able to take it back with a shot from the free throw line that put the board at 13-12.
Wauneta held the lead despite the answers from the PC girls, and at halftime 22-19 was on the board, Bronco lead.
An intense battle kept the game close, however, Wauneta was still in the lead going into the fourth, 29-27.
The fourth quarter saw the Lady Plainsmen fight for the win and their determination paid off after adding 15 to the board. They got their second win, 42-39 over the Broncos.
Dani Burge was the top scorer for the Lady Plainsmen with 12 points. Rylee Huff and Kiara Schulze each had eight points for PC, and Samantha Patrick added six.
Other contributors to the win were Hallie Fisher with four points, Hailey Snyder with a three, and Miah Long who hit the net from the free throw line for one.
SPVA and next action
Tuesday night, as this paper was being printed, the girls played their first round of action in the SPVA tournament.
The Lady Plainsmen are the seventh seed and played the No. 2 seed, Bridgeport Lady Bulldogs.
A win will send the girls to game seven to play the winner of the Hershey/Sutherland game that was also played on Tuesday evening, and a loss will send them to game five to battle for fifth or seventh place.
Both game five and game seven are scheduled for Jan. 18 in North Platte.
Stay tuned to the Tribune for more SPVA coverage next week.