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L-N girls advance to district finals

 

February 27, 2020

The Lawrence-Nelson girls basketball team plowed their way through the D2-6 sub-district field at Grand Island Central Catholic last Tuesday and Thursday. Rebounding from their loss to Superior which saw their undefeated season go up in smoke, the Raiders had something to prove. They were the number two seed. They handed Nebraska Christian a 48-36 loss last Tuesday to advance to the finals game. Their they took on number one seed Bruning-Davenport-Shickley. It was close, 59-54, but the Raiders prevailed to advance to the district finals.

The Nebraska Christian Eagles played a close first two quarters with the Raiders holding a 24-16 lead at the half. Lawrence-Nelson slowly pulled away to earn the 12 point win.

The B-D-S Eagles were another story. The Raiders owned a 27-21 lead at the half. The Eagles nibbled away at the lead, trailing 41-38 after three quarters of play. The Raiders held them at bay and escaped with a 59-54 win and the right to play in the district finals.

Annie McCartney pumped through 17 points against Nebraska Christian while picking off 13 rebounds. Taylor Harrington hit for 10 points and kept two rebounds. Hallie Epley was good for nine points and four rebounds. Emily Miller scored eight points while handling four rebounds. Karigan Drudik and Emma Epley accounted for two points each. Drudik landed three rebounds. Allison Miller pulled down four rebounds.

Harrington led the Raiders scoring charge against B-D-S with 21 points. She added four rebounds. H. Epley and McCartney poured through 10 points apiece. McCartney hauled down 14 rebounds with H. Epley controlling four. Drudik contributed seven points and five rebounds. E, Miller posted five points and a rebounds. E. Epley registered four points and a rebound for the game. A. Miller scored two points and grabbed a rebound.

The Raiders travel to Fairbury, Friday, in the D2-6 district final as the number five seed. They will face the number 12 seed Dorchester Longhorns with game time set for 7 p.m.

 

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