The big win of the night belongs to the Mitchell boys team after they go into Scottsbluff and they beat the Bearcats by the final of 76-68.
The Mitchell guard combo of Austin Thyne and Francisco Barrios combined for 51 points on the night. Barrios led the way with 26 and Thyne finished with 25, 23 of which came in the first half. Mitchell led throughout, leading by 13 at the end of the first quarter and up 13 at halftime.
Thyne and Barrios got into the paint all night long while also combining for seven made three point shots.
Also for Mitchell, freshman Carter Reisig was efficient, finding a way to score 14 to go along with the big games from the two upperclassmen.
The Tigers are now 7-5 this season and they’ll have a tough assignment tomorrow night with a road game up at Chadron.
Scottsbluff was only able to get as close as eight points down the stretch in the fourth quarter as they fall to 5-6 on the season. The Bearcats were led in scoring by Tyler Harre, who finished with 15 points including a three treys.
Kellon Harris also hit double figures for Scottsbluff with 11 points.
The Scottsbluff Lady Bearcats improved to 10-2 on Friday night with a 60-43 win over Mitchell.
This one featured some extremes in the first half. It was the visiting Lady Tigers getting off to the fast start with a huge first quarter, leading 19-3 at the end of one.
Then Scottsbluff turned the tables quickly as they ran off a 21-0 run to start the second and eventually led at halftime 28-24.
Scottsbluff was in complete control in the second half outscoring MItchell 15-10 in the third and then in the fourth quarter 17-9.
Mariyah Avila led Scottsbluff in scoring with a game high 18 points, 15 of which came in the second half. Sabrina Harsh and Payton Burda both finished with 12 and Emma Foote scored 10 points.
For Mitchell, a pair of double digit scorers with Makena Chambers and Avery Hobbs each finishing with 10 points.
Scottsbluff improved to 10-2 and they’ll play tomorrow night at Morrill while Mitchell dropped to 4-8.