MINDEN – Two old Southwest Conference foes tangled in an early season basketball match up on Tuesday night. Minden’s girls beat Lexington 43-35, but Lexington’s boys revenged the girls with 74-39 win in the night cap.
Minden’s girls jumped out to an 8-2 lead, but Lexington fought back to tie the game early in the second quarter. However, the Whippets retook the lead before halftime 20-17. The game went back and fourth with the lead changing hands several times and the Whippets clung to a 25-24 lead going into the fourth quarter. Then Alex Bauer took charge.
Bauer scored 11 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter for the Whippets to put the game away, that combined with seven Minutemaid turnovers was the undoing for Lexington. Sarah Hultquist chipped in 13 points for Minden as they move to 2-0.
Sarah Treffer lead the Minutemaids in scoring with 10 points, followed by Cordelia Harbison who had nine points, both are freshmen.
Lexington falls to 1-2 with the loss.
The boys game was not as close as the girls. Lexington gained a 19-8 advantage at the end of the first quarter and never looked back, winning 74-39.
Nick Saiz led all scorers with 26 points. The Whippets had no answer for Saiz this evening as he scored from inside and out. Dylan Richman and Agany Donato had 11 and 10 points, as they where the only others in double figures for Lexington. However, 10 players scored for the Minutemen.
Aiden Wheelock had a good night for Minden, scoring 18 points to lead the way for his team, followed by Elijah Lovin with eight points.
Minden falls to 0-2.
This win for Lexington comes on the heals of one point loss in overtime to Ogallala. The Minutemen improve to 2-1.