Lady Cougars Win Three, Earn Rankings


By Clare Wiltse, Sports Contributor

The Lady Cougars have put three wins together to bring their record to 11-5.  Their recent success has brought attention from the newspaper raters.  The Omaha World-Herald puts them at number eight in D-2 while The Lincoln Star has them at number ten.

 

This past week, the Cougars have wins over (10-7) Cedar Bluffs and (8-9) Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family.  Their run came to an end when the EHC’s top team, Stanton, beat them 59-34.

 

“Our defense made the difference against Cedar Bluffs,” said Coach Rex Haskell.  “They couldn’t handle our ball pressure and we had a 23-8 lead in the first quarter.”

 

Darcey Simonsen led the way with 5 steals as the team had a total of 12.  Top scorers were Lexie Bacon with 14 and Kelly Wakeley with 11.

 

LDNE              23        13        9          7          -52

Cedar Bluffs     8         10        5          7          -30

 

2pt       3pt       FT        Rb        TP

Ronnfeldt          1          0          1/3       2          3

Simonsen          4          0          1/2       5          9

Wakeley           4          1          0/0       6          11

Haskell             2          0          5/6       1          9

Collins              1          0          0/0       1          2

Bacon              4          2          0/0       2          14

L. Henneman     0           0          0/0       0          0

Jessen              0          0          0/0       4          0

Peterson           2          0          0/0       2          4

Totals               18-41   3-14     7-11     23        52

Cedar Bluffs     5-31     2-14     12-22   31        30

 

“We had to fight back against Humphrey,”  stated Coach Haskell.  “We had an early 9-2 lead, but the next thing I look up at the scoreboard and we are behind.  They had a 29-27 lead at half.”

 

Northeast dominated the second half on the way to a 56-44 win.  Three scored in double figures.  Brianne Haskell put in 18, Kelly Wakeley had 17 points and Lexie Bacon added 10.

 

The coach noted that Kelly Wakeley was good at both ends of the court. “She shot well and defended  really well.”  Wakeley made seven of nine shots and had 4 defensive rebounds and 3 steals.

 

LDNE                          15        12        15        14        -56

Humphrey/LHF            15        14        4          11        -44

 

 

2pt       3pt       FT        Rb        TP

Ronnfeldt          0          0          0          0          0

Simonsen          2          0          3/6       5          7

Wakeley           4          3          0/0       5          17

Haskell            4          0          10/12   5          18

Collins              0          0          0/0       0          0

Bacon              3          1          1/2       6          10

Jessen              0          0          0/0       4          0

Peterson           0          0          0/0       0          0

Totals               13-23   4-14     14-20   25        56

H/LHF             13-44   2-14     12-15   31        44

 

The (16-1) Stanton team had too much speed for the Cougars to slow down.  “It seemed like they beat us to every loose ball and turned it into a lay-up,” said Coach Haskell.

 

“We played hard he whole game, but just could not cash in when we had the chances.  When we were down by fifteen, we missed three straight lay-ups that could have cut the lead to single digits.”

 

Brianne Haskell was the lone Cougars in double figures with 12 points.  The Fillies were led by Hilary Huss with 30.

 

Stanton         17        11        19        12        -59

LDNE              9          10        10        5-         -34

 

 

2pt       3pt       FT        Rb        TP

Ronnfeldt          0          0          0/0       0          0

Simonsen          1          0          1/1       1          3

Wakeley           1          1          0/0       2          5

Haskell             3          1          3/6       2          12

Collins              0          0          0/0       2          0

Bacon              2          1          2/3       4          9

  1. Henneman00          0/0       0          0

Jessen              1          0          1/2       2          3

Peterson           1          0          0/0       6          2

Totals               9-25     3-20     7-12     19        34

Stanton            17-43   3-10     16-26   35        59

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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