Winter Storm Gandalf kept the Lusk boys home Friday night instead of hosting Lingle-Ft. Laramie into Tiger Gym, but it wasnít enough to stop the team from going to Saratoga on Saturday morning.
The Tigers started off a little slow as the home team didnít have to board a bus at 6:30 a.m. After one period the NCHS lead was just 13-11 as the Panthers had a fight in them unlike the game in Lusk last month. The Tigers defensive depth turned it on in the second quarter as the lead increased to 30-18 at the midpoint.
Lusk continued to extend the lead shortly after halftime and led by 20 at one point. The Panthers closed it to 13 late in the third yet still down 48-35 to the (Wyopreps.com) third ranked Tigers. NCHS shot 26 free throws and made just 12 of those attempts yet still won handily by the 64-46 score.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
NCHS 20/39 FG, 4/10 3PT, 12/26 FT, 36 REB, 23 TO, 10 PF
SARATOGA 16/45 FG, 4/8 3PT, 2/5 FT, 33 REB, 27 TO, 21 PF
NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Hunter Dockery 19, Travis Smith 9, Jordan Jackson 9, Denton Shaw 7, Craig Christianson 7, Grady Penfield 4, Kevin Christianson 3, Matt VandeBossche 2, Colter Larson 2, Derick VandeBossche 2. Rebounds- Dockery 7, K. Christianson 6, D. VandeBossche 6. Steals- Shaw 5.
The JV beat Saratoga 71-47 as D. VandeBossche scored 23 points and Jackson added 17.
The C squad lost by a slim 41-40 score to the Panthers as Josh Harris led the team with ten points.
On Monday NCHS hosted the freshman-sophomore tournament and the Tigers beat Guernsey-Sunrise in the first game by a 46-32 score. Logan Lamar led with 14 points and Harris added a dozen. In the second game they lost to Wheatland by a 54-27 score. Zach Venable led with nine points.
The game with LFL will be played this Friday instead of last with JV starting off at 3:30 and varsity at 7 p.m. On Saturday Bayard, (Neb.) comes to Lusk for three games. C squad starts at 10:45 a.m. with JV at 12:15 and varsity at 4 p.m. All games will be at NCHS.
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