Anderson Has Record Setting Game for Cougars


By Clare Wiltse, Sports Contributor

The Northeast Cougars used a record setting performance by Alec Anderson to turn back (2-12) Pender last Friday, 70-35.  The 6’4″ senior overpowered the undersized Pendragons for 37 points.  This eclipses the Northeast record of 36 set by John Kroger against Pender back in 1996.

Coach Lahm’s boys pounded the paint for a 10-2 run to open the game.  Anderson had two scores along with a lay-in by Cole Christoffersen and a three point play by Montana Riecken.  Marcus Hegy slipped inside for two goals before Anderson  added six more points and Hunter Ferguson nailed a three.  LDNE had a 22-11 lead after the first eight minutes.

Coach Lahm subbed freely for the rest of the game. Cole Christoffersen was the top scorer in the second period with three baskets.   In the third period Anderson brought his total to 22 with five more makes and two charity toss conversions.

The starters were back on the court to start the fourth period.  Alec Anderson put in six points early in the quarter.  The coach subbed in reserves, but kept his star on the court as he neared the  record.  Two goals and a three point play brought him to within a point of tying the mark.  Anderson took a feed in the lane and a hard foul  stopped him from scoring. Alec fought back blood dripping from his nose to sink both shot before exiting the game.

For the night Anderson went 14 for 18 from the field (78%) and made 9 of 13 free shots.  He made it a double-double with 10 rebounds.  The senior was not the only double-double for the Cougars.  Classmate Marcus Hegy scored 11 points and grabbed 10 caroms.   Cole Christoffersen also finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Cougars have a 9-2 record.  The will take on some salty opposition this week.  (8-7)
Cedar Bluffs and (8-5) Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family visit Lyons this week.  Saturday, the Cougars journey to take on (11-4) Stanton.

LDNE 22 13 20 15 -70
Pender 11 6 10 8 -35

2pt 3pt FT Rb F TP
Riecken         1 0 1/1 3 1 3
O’Connor 1 0 0 1 0 2
Christiansen 1 0 0 6 1 2
Whitaker 0 0 0 1 0 0
Hegy 2 1 2/2 10 1 11
Ferguson 0 1 0 1 0 3
Ronnfeldt 1 0 0 1 0 2
Anderson 14 0 9/12 10 2 37
Hardeman 0 0 0 1 1 0
Christoffersen 5 0 0/1 8 1 10
LDNE 26/37 2/4 17/17 42 7 70
Pender 10/26 4/16 3/7 22 13 35

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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