Lady Cougars End Season Tying School Win Record

Northeast went into the sub-districts with a number two seed and a tough team to take out in round one.  Bancroft-Rosalie despite their 10-13 record were going to be a tough draw.  The game went into overtime with Northeast on top 51-48.


The Lady Cougars started the game in a rare attempt of zone defense  to combat the double post offense of the Panthers.  “We did a good job of stopping their offense with the zone,” said Coach Rex Haskell.  “We did not do a good job of rebounding though. The ball kept going to them as they had a 33 to 8 led at half time.  The second half we went back to man and out rebounded them by three rebounds.”


After a tie at 10 in the first period, the Panthers gained a 22-17 lead at half.
The third period was a defensive period with Northeast gaining back one point.  Northeast took the lead in the fourth quarter and looked to have game won before misfortune hit in the closing seconds.


“Our full court press got us back into the game and we had a three point lead with seconds to play. B-R was in a forced to foul situation, but the foul was not called,” stated Coach Haskell.  The Panthers got as steal and a three and the game went into over time.


“It was a game of free throws,” commented the coach.  We made ours in the overtime and they didn’t.  Lexie and Abby came through with some big shots.  We needed them because Brianne and Darcey had fouled out.”


During the game LDNE shot 39 free shots and made 23 for 59% accuracy.  The Panthers had 22 tries and converted just 9 for 41%.


The Cougar had three in double figures. Darcey Simonsen topped the team with 14 point,; Lexie Bacon had 12, and Brianne Haskell had 11. Vicki Gatzemeyer had a game-high 26 points for B-R.


LDNE              10        7          6          22        6          -51

B-R                  10        12        5          18        3          -48


2p        3pt       FT        RB       F          TP

Simonsen          4          0          6/11     8          –           14

Wakeley           0          0          3/6       3          –           3

Haskell 4                     0          3/6       3          –           11

Collins              0          0          00/       1          –           0

Bacon              0          2          6/8       8          –           12

Jessen              2          0          0/0       6          –           4

Peterson           1          0          5/8       4          –           7

Totals               11-33   2-11     23-39   32        –           51

B-R                  9-41     7-23     9-22     54        29        48




Perennial basketball power Wynot took on the Cougars in the sub-districts finals.  The (18-5) Blue Devils have been the State D-2 Champions for the last four years after taking runner-up in 2010.


“They pressed us the whole game full court.   It  took us a while to adapt to it and we did get some easy points.  You had to attack their press because if you ever picked the ball up they would trap you,” stated Coach Haskell.


Wynot jumped to a 17-8 first quarter lead.  Northeast cut the lead to five in the second quarter, but scores in the late period gave the Blue Devils a double digit lead at half.  Wynot came out with an 8-0 to start the second half and it was now a twenty point game,  Northeast was not able to mount any comeback until Wynot subbed out.   LDNE lost 65-49.


The Lady Cougars end their season with a school record tying fifteen wins.  They  lost nine times.




Wynot              17        20        14        14        -65

LDNE              8          16        9          16        -49



2pt       3pt       FT        RB       TP

Simonsen          5          0          0/0       4          10

Wakeley           0          0          0/0       7          0

Haskell 3          1          3/5       3          12

Collins              0          0          0/0       0          0

Bacon              3          3          2/2       3

Henneman     00          0/0       0          0

Jessen              1          0          0/0       13        2

Peterson           3          0          2/3       4          8

Totals               15        4          7/10     33        49

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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