Lady Cougars Battle Tough Opposition


By Clare Wiltse, Sports Contributor
The Lady Cougars battled against teams with a combined record of 34-18 the last week.  They dropped (11-7) Cedar Bluffs, but lost to (11-5) Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family and (12-6) Stanton.  They have a 10-5 record going into a game against (12-3) Oakland -Craig this Thursday.

Northeast never trailed as they defeated Cedar Bluffs 59-28.  Two scores by Abby Peterson opened the game before  Brianne Haskell penetrated the lane for a goal and four free throws.  Northeast closed the period with a trey by Bacon giving LDNE  a 13-6 lead.

Northeast closed the half with 11-2 run for a 29-10 advantage.  Tessie Collins and Lexie Bacon both had five points.

The Cougars outscored the Lady Wildcats 30-18 in the second half.  Brianne Haskell topped the team with 15 points and Lexie Bacon had 14.  Mariah Jessen had six blocked shots.

Cedar Bluffs 6 4 9 9 -28
LDNE 13 16 14 16 -59

2pt 3pt FT Rb F TP
S. Henneman 0 0 0 2 1 0
Simonsen 0 0 0 1 3 0
Wakeley 3 0 0 3 1 6
Haskell 4 0 7/8 7 0 15
Collins 3 0 1/1 7 1 7
Bacon 1 4 0 8 2 14
L. Henneman 1 0 0 2 0 2
Jessen 3 0 1/1 4 4 7
Peterson 4 0 0/1 6 3 8
LDNE 19 4 9/11 40 15 59
Cedar Bluffs 6 3 7/16 21 8 28

The Lady Cougars had a couple of tough EHC games over he weekend.  A slow start and three untimely errors in he fourth quarter led to a 61-49 loss to Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family.

H/LHF had some long girls to run a 1-3-1 zone defense.  It gave Northeast fits as they could not penetrate it and they settled for outside shots.  They missed all six of their three point attempts.  Brianne Haskell and Abby Peterson score the team’s only goals as they trailed 6-111 at the quarter.

Haskell worked her magic as she was able to dribble through the zone and score.  She had ten points as Northeast railed 26-21 at the half.

The offense came to life in the third period.  Lexie Bacon drained four three-pointers and Northeast pulled to within  one point, 39-40.

H/LHF got the first four points of the fourth quarter before Lexie hit her fifth trey of the half.  After scores from the paint by Jessen and Peterson the Cougars were still down 47-46.   The Lady Bulldogs got two scores off of turnovers to build a 51-46.  Brianne Haskell gave the Cougars another three,  but the scoring ended there  as H/LHF scored ten unanswered points for a 61-49 win.

Bacon topped the team with 18 points and Haskell had 17 points.

H/LHF 11 15 14 21 -61
LDNE 6 15 18 10 -49

2pt 3pt FT Rb F TP
Wakeley 2 0 1/2 3 4 5
Haskell 3 1 8/9 4 5 17
Collins 1 0 0 0 1 2
Bacon 1 5 1/2 9 4 18
Jessen 1 0 0 2 4 2
Peterson 2 0 1/2 5 3 5
LDNE 10 6 11/15 23 22 49
H/LHF 20 1 18/30 38 12 61

The Fillies of Stanton took a 65-55 win on Saturday.   Northeast trailed 29-24 at the half.  After being outscored by nine points in the third period the Lady Cougars fought back to score 20 points in the fourth quarter.

Lexie Bacon was the top scorer with19 points.  She added four three pointers to bring her total to 34 for the season.

Brianne Haskell added ten points.  This moved her into second place in Career Scoring with 888 points.  She moved past Stef  Peterson who had 884.  She trails Kristen Cameron’s record by just 25 points.

Mariah Jessen and Kelly Wakeley were also in double figures with 12 and 10 points respectively.

LDNE 9 15 11 20 -55
Stanton 16 13 20 16 -65

2pt 3pt FT Rb TP
Simonsen 0 0 0 3 0
Wakeley 1 2 2/3 5 10
Haskell 1 2 2/2 1 10
Collins 0 0 0 2 0
Bacon 2 4 3/6 3 19
Jessen 5 0 5/4 1 12
Peterson 2 0 0 8 4
LDNE 11/28 8/21 9/15 23 55
Stanton 17/45 8/20 7/14 34 65

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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