Cougars Down Madison in First Round of EHC

By Clare Wiltse, Sports Contributor

The Northeast boys raised their record to 12-4 with a first round win over (6-11) Madison in the East Husker Conference  Tournament.  The fifth seeded Cougars will take on (4-15) Clarkson/Leigh after they upset the fourth seed Loganview/ Scribner-Snyder team.

The height challenged Madison team was not afraid to shoot the long ball.  They put up 31 shots from behind the arc.  They made 13.

The Dragons made three of four to start the game and held a 9-7 lead.  They closed out the period with seven straight misses and Northeast took an 18-9 lead.  Alec Anderson had ten points including a three.  Marcus Hegy had four free throws and a goal.

Northeast blew the game wide open in the second period.  They led 39-15 at the half.  Anderson scored another twelve points as he controlled the paint and made five of six in the paint and added another three.

Northeast struggled on offense in the third period.  They managed only two baskets and two free-throws.  Madison found the range again and put in three from down town.  The quarter ended with Northeast up 45-28.

Joey O’Connor started  of the fourth quarter with a basket.  The Cougars put up 21 points with Montana Riecken getting 7 from the free throw line and six by Anderson.  The Dragons made it interesting with seven three pointers.  Their platoon system paid off as Coach Lahm had to pull out the reserves when Ulises Hernandez made five NBA range three pointers.  The final score was 66-53.

Alec Anderson scored 32  points with 7 rebounds.  Marcus Hegy  had 10 points and 11 rebounds.  Montana Riecken added 12 points.

Madison 9 6 13 25 -53
LDNE 18 21 6 21 -66

2Pt pt FT Rb F Tp
Riecken 2 0 8/11 2 1 12
O’Connor 1 0 0 2 0 2
Christiansen 1 0 0 2 1 2
Hegy 1 1 5/7 11 1 1
Ferguson 0 1 1/2 0 0 4
Anderson 11 2 4/7 7 0 32
Hardeman 1 0 1/4 6 0 3
Christoffersen 0 0 1/3 8 3 1
LDNE 17/26 4/7 20/34 39 6 66
Madison 6 13 2/5 18 28 53

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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