Hornets vs Tigers
February 25, 2021
The Niobrara County Tigers hosted the Pine Bluffs Hornets in a conference game last Friday night. The 9-8 Hornets faced the 7-11 Tigers with confidence as they had won their last game against the Tigers. This time would have the same results as the Hornets beat the Tigers 50-30 and put another mark in the win column. The Hornets hit five of 16 three-point attempts for a 31 percent shooting average. They went 12 for 19 for over a 60 percent shooting average.
Ty Sweeter (Jr) was the teams leading scorer with 18 points. He went six for 9 in field goals and six for nine infree throws. Reed Thompson (Jr) had a three-pointer, four field goals and a free throw for 12 points. Stuart Lerwick (So) added eight points with two three-pointers and a field goal as did Dalton Schaefer (So) with 2 three-pointers and two free throws. Colin Jessen (Jr) added a field goal and free throw while Jesson Loyd (So) added a free throw to round out the scoring.
Sweeter and Thompson led the team with six rebounds each. Jessen and Thompson each had 3 steals to lead the team in that category. Sweeter also led the team by blocking three Tiger shots and Thompson led the team with 2 assists.