North Bend-The North Bend Central Girls Basketball Team picked up a 52-44 home win over Raymond Central in High School Basketball heard on 107.9 the Bull Thursday night.
The Tigers led 14-9 after one before the Mustangs outscored North Bend Central 13-6 in the 2nd quarter to take a 22-20 lead into the locker room.
The Tigers won the 3rd quarter 17-11 to go up 37-33 at the end of three.
North Bend Central notched 15 4th quarter points compared to 11 for Raymond Central.
North Bend Central Head Coach Aaron Sterup says the win wasn’t easy. “No, they came out shooting lights out. It felt like that to me anyways. It was a good win. It wasn’t pretty all the time, but it was a good game for us.”
The Tigers’ Brooke Fredrickson led all scorers with 18 points while Kristin Lux scored 17. “Well they’re a tough matchup for anybody with their size. And Kristin able to shoot the ball from the outside they’re a tough matchup. And we needed them tonight. We don’t shoot the ball particularly well from the outside, we really need to get points inside. And they were kind of playing that 1-2-2 zone, and so there were some openings in there. And we didn’t take advantage as well in the 1st half as well as I’d hoped, but the 2nd half we really got the ball in there where we needed to,” Sterup said.
Lauren Emanuel chipped in 7.
For the Mustangs, who fall to 2-5, Morgan Potter had a team-high 17 points while Ashley Heyen had 15. Katelyn Komenda added 8.
North Bend Central improves to 5-1 on the year and travels to Milford Friday night. “Yeah they’re a good team. They’ve already beaten Raymond Central so we know we’re going to have our hands full again without any practice preparation beforehand. It’s going to be tough. We’ll have to again hopefully just rely on our instincts and the fact that we have a lot of seniors, and go down there and hopefully come out victorious,” Sterup said.
Raymond Central is off until next Friday when they take part in the Lincoln Lutheran Holiday Tournament.
The Tigers and Mustangs were to play a boys game as well, but it was postponed due to the weather.