The high school basketball season is off and running and after eight games in three gyms here in town last night everyone will get rested up and do it all again this afternoon and tonight.
Girls day one scores
Sidney 69, Gering 60 (2 OT)…Sidney overcame a double digit second half deficit to win in double overtime over the Lady Bulldogs. This one had to have been super intense with Tyler Shaw and Steve Land matching wits. Mattie Johnson led Sidney with 21 while Kelly Snelling was the leader for Gering with 15 points.
Scottsbluff 56, DSST-Conservatory Green 16…This one was no contest from the start with Scottsbluff leading 21-0 after the first quarter. Everyone played and nearly everyone scored for Scottsbluff; Jamisyn Howard had 9 to lead the Lady Cats. Scottsbluff has a stable of solid players.
Mitchell 65, Sterling CO 19…No surprise here with the Lady Tigers off to a 1-0 start behind 18 points from Keyana Wilfred. Ten different players scored for Mitchell as they cruise into the semifinals this afternoon.
Chadron 40, Alliance 34…There were a lot of post players on the floor in this one last night. Better be ready to bang in the paint against both of these teams.
Boys day one scores
Scottsbluff 64, Chadron 48…With a starting lineup of guys that 9 nights earlier were playing in the football state championship game the Bearcats were able to just out-talent Chadron to get in the win column last night. Conner McCracken tallied 19 points and Jasiya DeOllos had 11. Scottsbluff has a shot to continue to get all the same results we’re used to seeing but it might just be in a different fashion at times this season with physicality becoming a strength.
Gering 65, DSST-Conservatory Green 42…Senior guard Xavier Horst led Gering with 24 points and sophomore Brett Pszanka finished with 11 as Rick Winkler picked up his first win as head coach of the Bulldogs.
Alliance 75, Sidney 31…Alliance got 22 from Mason Hiemstra, who’s one of the best scorers in the region. The Bulldogs playing an uptempo brand of basketball and they move into the semifinals tonight to take on their kryptonite; Scottsbluff.
Sterling 75, Mitchell 38…Keaton Reichert and Austin Thyne each put up 9 points in the loss to a Sterling team that went 26-1 last season and despite losing Bodie Hume (Northern Colorado) returns five seniors from last year’s team.
KNEB Friday broadcast bonanza (all these games on KNEB AM 960, 100.3 FM, and kneb.com starting at 3:15)
Girls – Mitchell vs. Scottsbluff (at WNCC), 3:30
Girls – Gering vs. Alliance (at SHS), 5:00
Boys – Gering vs. Sterling (at WNCC), 6:30
Boys – Scottsbluff vs. Alliance (at WNCC), 8:00
Other games today:
Girls – Sterling vs. DSST-Conservatory Green (at SHS), 3:30
Girls – Sidney vs. Chadron (at WNCC), 5:00
Boys – Mitchell vs. DSST- Conservatory Green (at SHS), 6:30
Boys – Sidney vs. Chadron (at SHS), 8:00
*Tomorrow we’ll have four games from WNCC all on KNEB.tv *