Bearcats post win over Sidney
     2013-01-31      By The Gering Citizen   
Photo by Sheila Weber/for the Citizen - Senior Bearcat Michael Hadden (No. 32) soars to the hoop during a recent home game against Cheyenne East. The Bearcats were on the road at Sidney last weekend where they narrowly defeated the Red Raiders 54-50. 
SIDNEY — In spite of a Red Raider lead for most of the game, the Scottsbluff Bearcat boys’ basketball team held on for a 54 – 50 road win over Sidney on Saturday night.
Scottsbluff Head Coach Tony Siske said he was proud of the way the team held together after Sidney rolled out to a 13 – 7 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Scottsbluff outscored Sidney 18 – 12 in the final eight minutes to take the win and lift their season record to 13 – 3. Eric Moreno and Taylor Winkler both hit free throws in the final minute to secure the win.

Moreno had a huge game for the Bearcats, scoring 26 total points and 10 rebounds. Senior Michael Hadden also had a big game with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Matt Kline had seven points and made four steals.
Leading scorers for the Red Raiders were Casey Mabey with 17 and Lane Harvey with nine.

Although they trailed Sidney by 26 – 23 at halftime, Scottsbluff finished 16 for 25 from the free throw line. Sidney was 4 for 10 and the loss dropped their season record to 11 – 6.
Scottsbluff (13-3) 7 16 13 18 – 54; Sidney (11-6) 13 13 12 12 – 50

SCOTTSBLUFF: Beau Lofink 2, Michael Hadden 14, Eric Moreno 26, Matt Klein 7, Jackson Hinze 3, Taylor Winkler 2.
SIDNEY: Nick Castner 4, Lucas Rosenbaum 4, Sam Arterburn 3, Logan Lewis 3, Tyler Wintholz 4, Paxton Ehler 6, Lane Harvey 9, Casey Mabey 17.

Lady Bearcats
Rapid City Stevens was in town last Saturday for a basketball game against the Scottsbluff Lady Bearcats, but Scottsbluff couldn’t find a way to hand a loss to a talented Raider team.

Rapid City pulled away in the second half for an 81 – 54 win at Scottsbluff High School. And despite the loss, Scottsbluff coach Mike Burda was impressed with how the team held together against a much more physical team. For the first time this season, the Lady Bearcats scored more than 50 points in a game.

Alexus Pinedo scored the first nine of the Bearcats’ first 15 points as they stretched their advantage to 15 – 9 with three minutes left in the first quarter. Then the Raiders put together an impressive run to end the quarter with a 24 – 17 advantage.
At halftime, Scottsbluff was trailing by 43 – 30 and were still within 48 – 35 with about five minutes left in the third quarter. But by the end of the third quarter, the Raiders were pulling away with a 62 – 42 advantage and never looked back.

The Bearcats’ Toni Rosado went 7 for 8 at the free throw line and had the team high score of 15 points. Kiley Guerue pitched in 14 and Pinedo added 12.

The Scottsbluff girls will be on the road for a Feb. 1 game at Alliance and Feb. 2 at Sidney.
Rapid City Stevens (5-8) 24 19 19 19 – 81; Scottsbluff (1-13) 17 13 12 12 – 54

SCOTTSBLUFF: Liz Cunningham 2, Alexus Pinedo 12, Zoe Holscher 7, Kiley Guerue 14, Chesney Walker 4, Toni Rosado 15.

RAPID CITY STEVENS: Virginia Vifquain 3, Taylor Molstad 15, Kendra LaCroix 6, Madi Hay 4, Ally Gilliland 6, Shelby Shorb 14, Gabby Haefs 23, Brooke Bennett 4, Marissa Hirchert 6.

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