Lady Hornets vs Lady Tigers
February 25, 2021
The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets traveled to Niobrara County last Friday to take on the Niobrara County Tigers in a conference game. The Tigers won the last meeting on January 29 so the Hornets were looking to get even. The 8-9 Hornets were eager to face the 10-8 Tigers and prove themselves but tonight would not be the night. The Tigers beat the Hornets 47-36.
The Lady Hornets stumbled a bit early on as they allowed the Tigers to score 17 points in the first quarter. The Hornets put up 9 points. The defense stiffened as the second quarter closed and the Tigers were only able to score 10 points. The Hornets offense was still a bit sluggish as they were only able to put 6 points up and entered the locker room at the half trailing 27-15. The Hornets came out in the third quarter running. They put up 16 points as the defense held the Tigers to only 8 points. But the fourth quarter belonged to the Tigers as they put 12 points on the board to the Hornets 5. The Hornets fell to the Tigers 47-36.
Madi Loyd and Abby Gray (So) led the team in scoring with each athlete hitting for 9 points. Loyd hit four field goals and a free throw while Abby dropped two 3 pointers and three free throws for her points. Jaden Shelit (Jr) added eight points with a three pointer, two field goals and free throw. Andrea Reifschneider (Jr) hit two field goals while Shelby Thurin (Sr) and Meagan Madden (Sr) each sunk a field goal. Alli Borgman and Mady Graves both added a free throw to round out the scoring for the Hornets.
As a team the Hornets out rebounded the Tigers 40-39. The Hornets had 11 offensive rebounds to the Tigers 11. The Hornets had 29 defensive rebounds to the Tigers 28. Shelit led the team in offensive rebounds while Thurin led the team in defensive rebounds with seven.