High school hoops recap from Tuesday

High school hoops recap from Tuesday
(RRN/Scottsbluff)
January 12th, 2022 | Chris Cottrell

It was fairly busy for a Tuesday night for prep basketball for teams in the region and that included a girls and boys doubleheader at Scottsbluff on the Rural Radio Network. We’ll start with those two games and then the rest of the scores are posted below.

Scottsbluff sweeps games from Ogallala

Let’s start with the boys game as Scottsbluff came in a top five team in Class B while Ogallala was 10-1 and sitting inside the top 10 in C1. All that said and this one was never close. Scottsbluff jumped out to a 23-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and cruised to a 76-51 win.

Tyler Harre broke out offensively in the win for the Bearcats leading the team in scoring with 22 points including 9 in the first quarter and he scored from all three levels in the game including three three-pointers. Scottsbluff also got a big effort from Tate Talkington, who scored 16 and also went to work defensively on Ogallala’s top threat, Jeron Gager. The Cats finished with four in double figures with Austin Thyne finishing with 16 and Michael Mickey coming off the bench to score 14.

Scottsbluff head coach Scott Gullion said it was one of their best showings of the season.

With the win the Bearcats improved to 11-3 while Ogallala dropped to 10-2.

Now the girls game was just the opposite for Scottsbluff. They came in red hot after winning all three games last week and sitting inside the top five in the state polls. Ogallala’s record coming in was just 4-7.

But in the first half it was all Indians despite turning the ball over at an alarming rate. After leading by three after one quarter, Ogallala was able to stretch their lead out to 32-20 at halftime.

Foul trouble was again an issue for Scottsbluff while also being a little shorthanded last night with a couple key players, Marly Laucomer and Taryn Spady, both unavailable. Paige Horne picked up two quick fouls and Mariyah Avila had three fouls in the first half.

When the second half arrived the Cats were able to turn things around. Horne scored all ten of her points in the quarter before fouling out. Anna Kelley hit two third quarter threes and Scottsbluff outscored Ogallala in the third quarter 23-10.

They’d hold on down the stretch for a 65-61 win as Payton Burda scored 13 of her game high 20 in the fourth quarter. Kelley finished with 16, Avila had 13, and Horne had 10.

Scottsbluff is now 13-2 while Ogallala fell to 4-8. Both Scottsbluff teams are home to play Cheyenne Central on Friday night.

Rest of Tuesday Scores

GIRLS

  • Bridgeport 82, Burns WY 54…Olivia Loomis-Goltl a huge night with 30 points, Brooklyn Mohrman scored 21 as the Bulldogs improved to 10-1 and bounced back nicely off that first loss of the season to Adams Central over the weekend.
  • Sidney 56, Mitchell 45…Lady Raiders also bounce back from a loss over the weekend in that showcase event in Kearney with win over Tigers.
  • Chadron 54, Hemingford 32
  • Bayard 60, Morrill 19…Bayard girls improve to 8-3 on the season.
  • Kimball 57, Potter-Dix 15
  • Garden County 50, Minatare 20
  • Gordon-Rushville 72, Hay Springs 18
  • St. Pat’s 48, Mullen 23

BOYS

  • Bayard 50, Morrill 46…Tight one here in the region with Bayard improving to 7-4 while the Lions slip to 6-4.
  • Sidney 76, Mitchell 50…Red Raiders dropped one to McCook over the weekend but get back in the win column with rout of the Tigers.
  • Bridgeport 77, Burns 61…Bulldogs get over .500 now 6-5.
  • Gordon-Rushville 83, Hay Springs 49…G-R is now 10-1 on the season with their only loss being by six to Sidney.
  • Potter-Dix 66, Kimball 11
  • Chadron 57, Hemingford 25
  • Garden County 65, Minatare 36
  • St. Pat’s 56, Mullen 44
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