Cougars Down Omaha Nation, Drop One to Emerson-Hubbard

By Clare Wiltse, Sports Contributor

The Cougars rode the hot hand of Alec Anderson to a first round win over Omaha Nation.  With a strong last quarter of 22 points Northeast came from behind to win 56-50.  Anderson was the teams-high scorer with 25 points.  The junior forward was 10 of 20 from the field and 5 of 7 from the line.


Chevy had 15 points in a hard fought Cougar victory. Chevy got the Cougars rolling from the outset of the game. He also hit an important 3-point shot in the 4th quarter to propel the team. He was 3 for 3 from the inside. “It was Chevy’s consistency throughout the entire game that helped lead the Cougars,” added Coach Lahm.


Omaha Nat.     6          15        16        13        -50

LDNE              13        5          16        22        -56


2pt       3pt       FT        Rb        F          TP

Henneman        3          3          0/2       6          2          15

Riecken            0          0          3/5       2          2          3

O’Connor         0          0          0/0       1          0          0

Hardeman        0          0          3/4       5          3          3

Anderson         10        0          5/7       11        3          25

Miller               2          0          0/0       3          1          4

Christofferen     2          0          2/2       11        1          6
Totals               17-29   3-8       13-30   39        12        56




The Cougars suffered as tough loss in ther finals against Emerson-Hubbard.  The Pirates got the victory on a last second shot in overtime.  After regulation time ended with the score tied at 59,  Emerson-Hubbrd rode the momentum of their fourth quarter comeback to out score Alyons-Decatur 8 to 6 for 67-65 win.


“We controlled most of the game, but costly turnovers and missed free throws in regulation cost us. More significantly was our inability to get stops on the defensive end, but give Emerson-Hubbard credit for their offensive execution as well,” stated Coach Lahm.


Alec Anderson was the leading Cougar with 17 points. Montana Riecken had one his best offensive games with 14 points.  He had four three pointers.


Lahm priassd hias sophomore point guard.  “Montana Riecken has done an excellent job running the offense. He continues to get more aggressive offensively, and he sees the floor so well. He is one of the best defenders on the team. He is a special player, and with continued work this season and this off-season, he will be one of the top point guards in the conference the next couple years.”


LDNE              18        13        16        12        6          -65

E-H                  17        12        12        18        8          -67




Individual performers

Chevy Henneman – 10 pts. (3 of 6 shooting)

Montana Riecken – 14 pts. (4 of 8 shooting – 4 of 7 from 3 pt. line)

Joey O’Connor – 1 pt.

Jon Christiansen – 5 pts.

Dylan Hardeman – 11 pts.

Alec Anderson – 17 pts. (6 of 11 shooting) and 12 rebounds (all defensive)

Cole Christoffersen – 4 pts (2 of 7 shooting)


With the heart of the East Husker Conference ahead of them in January,  Coach Lahm said,  “We have played well so far this season. I am proud of the boys for how hard they play. We will keep working on the defensive end to get stops. ”



Wakefield and Tekamah-Herman are road games for this week.

About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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