Mitchell girls score big victory at Chadron
     2015-01-15      By Terry Gaston    sports@geringcitizen.com
CHADRON – In a game that could play a role in seeds for the Sub-District C1-10 tournament in February, the Mitchell girls’ basketball team used a big first-quarter start to score a 46-43 win Saturday night against host Chadron.

The visiting Tigers improved to 9-3 with the win, which they began with a 16-6 lead after the first quarter. Mitchell held a 24-18 advantage at halftime and extended its lead to 35-24 at the end of three quarters. Chadron (9-2) outscored the Tigers 19-11 in the final eight minutes, but Mitchell was able to hold on.

Senior McKenna Zulkoski finished with 16 points, four assists and five steals for Mitchell. Senior Kady Lower followed with 12 points, while classmate Aspen Reifschneider finished with 10 points and six assists. Sophomore Celeste Cardona had four steals for the Tigers.
The win completed a 3-0 week on the road for the Mitchell girls. The Tigers scored a 43-39 comeback win at Kimball on Friday and downed Bayard on Tuesday, 59-21.

Against Kimball, the Tigers outscored the Longhorns 12-7 in the fourth quarter to gain the victory. Reifschneider led Mitchell with 15 points with four 3-pointers and had six rebounds, as did Cardona and Zulkoski. Lower added 10 points, while Zulkoski had four assists and three steals.

Danika Daum led all scorers with 17 for Kimball.
In its win over Bayard (3-7), Mitchell got off to a 16-4 start and led 38-8 at halftime.
Freshman Jori Peters fueled the Tigers with a game-high 19 points, while Zulkoski followed with 13. For Bayard, senior Chellani Parriott finished with a team-high eight points.

The Mitchell boys scored a 41-34 win at Bayard, riding a 13-2 run in the third quarter to take command of a close game. Bayard had two 10-point scorers in seniors Justin Baird and Phil Schuller. Mitchell’s leaders were unavailable.

Mitchell then scored a 56-42 win Friday over Kimball, using a 21-11 run in the fourth quarter to take command of the Longhorns.
The Tigers were then dealt a 34-23 loss Saturday at Chadron, leaving Mitchell with a 4-8 record on the season. Chadron improved to 9-2.

Bayard splits twin bills

Bayard rebounded from its sweep to Mitchell with a split of games Friday night at home against Potter-Dix, with the Tiger boys downing the Coyotes 64-47 and the Potter-Dix girls defeating Bayard 41-26.
Senior Tyler Fiscus paced the Tiger boys with 24 points, followed by Schuller with 14 and Baird with 13.

Junior Miah Vera had a team-high 10 points for Bayard, while Potter-Dix had three girls in double figures, led by Alexus Rozelle’s 14.
On Saturday, the Bayard boys won 54-46 at Gordon-Rushville, with Fiscus again leading the way with 18 points. Baird followed with 13 for the 6-3 Tigers.

The Gordon-Rushville girls defeated Bayard 58-31. The winning Mustangs (6-4) had three double-figure scorers. Scorers for Bayard (3-7) were unavailable.

Banner County boys top Hay Springs in OT

HARRISBURG — Banner County’s boys needed overtime to score a 53-50 win Friday night over Hay Springs at Harrisburg. Hay Springs (1-6) tied the score at 45-all to force the extra four minutes, but the Wildcats – who started the season 0-6 – prevailed in overtime to score their second win in three games.

Senior Tyson Dahlgrin finished with 22 points and 18 rebounds for the Wildcats and classmate Mike McKown added 12 for Banner County.
The Wildcats, however, were on the short end of a 74-17 loss Saturday at Hemingford (8-1). Matthew Wood led four Bobcats in double-digit scoring with 21 points. McKown led Banner County with 16 points, while Dahlgrin added eight points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

The Banner County girls (1-9) were on the down side of a pair of decisive losses, 49-27 to Hay Springs and 63-20 to Hemingford.
Freshman MaKenna Dahlgrin had eight points in leading the Wildcats against Hemingford (8-2), while junior Taylor Evans led Banner County with eight points against Hay Springs (2-5).

Morrill girls down Guernsey-Sunrise

MORRILL — In the Lion girls’ 57-14 home win Friday over Guernsey-Sunrise, Morrill sophomore Jessica Harvey was the game’s lone double-digit scorer with 21 points. Morrill improved to 6-5 with the win, heading into Tuesday’s home game against Bayard.
The Lion boys were dealt a 71-46 loss by the visiting Vikings. Morrill (5-6 entering Tuesday’s game against Bayard) got 12 points from junior Ryan McMackin and 10 from junior Josh Harvey.

Minatare splits at Creek Valley

CHAPPELL — The Minatare boys improved to 6-0 with their first action of 2015 on Saturday, a 52-28 win over Creek Valley at Chappell.
Junior Dominic Longoria paced the Indians with 14 points and junior Yovan Perez added 11. Junior Colin Brott led the Storm (3-6) with 12 points.

The Creek Valley girls (4-5) shut out Minatare (0-6) in the second half on the Storm’s way to an 82-14 triumph. Sophomore Jessie Straber led Creek Valley with 28 points. Minatare’s scorers were unavailable.
This week’s games

Action Tuesday night had Bayard visiting Morrill and Minatare playing host to Garden County

Games this week include Friday action with Morrill at Minatare, Bayard at Hemingford, Mitchell at home against Torrington and Banner County at Crawford.
On Saturday, Mitchell plays host to Bridgeport and Minatare will be at Banner County. Mitchell will visit Lingle-Fort Laramie, Wyo., on Tuesday.
The Minuteman Activities Conference and Panhandle Conference tournaments get under way next week, with girls’ action Monday and boys’ first-round games Tuesday.

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