Cougars Down Logan View in Overtime, End Losing Streak


By Clare Wiltse, Sports Contributor

The Northeast boys ended a five game losing streak with a 42-37 overtime win over Logan View in an EHC consolation bracket game.  They have a 7-10 record while Logan View falls to 3-16.

 

“It wasn’t pretty, but still was a win,” joked the coaches after the game.  Turnovers and missed free throws marred the offensive efforts by the team.  The defense adapted after the first period and held the Raiders to twenty-four points the rest of the game.

 

Dylan Hardeman got the Cougars off to a fast start with a trey and deuce as they moved to a 5-2 lead.  The Raiders’ zone trap defense limited Northeast to just one point while they rolled up eleven for a 13-6 first quarter lead. Eight turnovers limed the Northeast team to just four shots during the period.

 

“Their height advantage made it tough to run our offense,”  said Coach Lahm.  “Our guards are short and they could not see over the Logan View defenders.  We could not get the ball into the posts.”

 

The Cougars cut the deficit to just one point during the second quarter.  They got the ball into Alec Anderson, who made five of six free shots and added a goal, and Cole Christoffersen .  The Maroon turned the ball over just once.  The defense turned up the heat and LV made only two of eight shots.  A Raider basket at the buzzer gave them a three pint, 20-17 half time lead.

 

Logan View got the first four points of the second half.  Northeast turned to its backcourt to close in on the Raiders.  Chevy Henneman started the rally with a three pointer.  Dylan Hardeman  connected on a two pointer and followed with a shot from behind the arc.   Henneman second three of the period gave Northeast the lead with 3:50 left in the period.  The Raiders used a 6-2 run for 32-30 advantage at the quarter.

 

Alec Anderson tied the score in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter.  Logan View responded with three pointer.  Cole Christoffersen made it a one point game.  Northeast went back on top with an Anderson bucket with 4:40 to play.

 

The Cougars had chance to put the game away, but suffered six turnovers during the period.  Their free throw shooting was also suspect during crunch time.  Henneman  missed the front end of one-and-one and Christoffersen failed on a three-point play while going 0-4 during the period. Alec Anderson missed the first of two with 2:22 to play.  He made the second for a 37-35 lead.

 

“We have tried all sorts of  pressure free throw tactics in  practice,” stated Coach Lahm.  “They just are not converting over well to game time situations.  Luckily it did not hurt us tonight.”

 

The Cougar defense did rise to the occasion.  They kept the Raiders from scoring as they missed nine straight shots.  Logan View tried to pound the ball inside, but Christoffersen stood tall and denied them a good shot in the paint as he blocked a shot and got four defensive rebounds during the period.

 

Logan View managed to tie the score with 25 seconds left when Jacob Polk made a short jumper to send the game to overtime.

 

The overtime saw Northeast out score Logan View 5-0.  All the points came from the free throw line.  Montana Riecken gave the Cougars a 39-37 lead with two free shots.  Andersonadded one and Cole Christoffersen closed the scoring with a pair of makes.

 

The defense kept up their play as the Raiders went 0-6 from the field.  For the game Logan View made thirteen of forty-four shots.

 

Alec Anderson Led the Cougars with 14 points.  Dylan Hardeman  had 10n points before fouling out.  Cole Christoffersen had eight points and twelve rebounds and drew praise from the coach for stepping up his play.

 

The Cougars have home games against Wisner-Pilger and Logan View this week.

 

Logan View      13        7          12        5          0          -37

LDNE              6          11        13        7          5          -42

 

2p        3pt       FT        Rb        F          Tp

Henneman        0          2          0/1       1          2          6

Riecken            1          0          2/2       1          0          4

O’Connor         0          0          0/0       1          0          0

Christiansen      0          0          0/0       1          1          0

Hardeman        2          2          0/0       4          5          10

Anderson         3          0          8/12     7          4          14

Miller               0          0          0/0       1          0          0

Christoffersen   3          0          2/8       12        1          8

Totals               9-21     4-8       12-25   28        13        42

Logan View      9-28     4-13     7-9       22        19        37

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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