LEXINGTON – The Kearney Catholic Stars came away with two victories Tuesday night on the road in Lexington. However, one game was tighter than the other. The Kearney Catholic boys routed the Minutemen 63-33 while the Minutemaids put a scare in to the Stars, but eventually Kearney Catholic would win 47-39.
The boys played first and was never really a close game. Lexington kept it close in the first quarter, but a sluggish offensive second and third quarter would prove to be the difference. In those two quarters, the Minutemen only scored a combined eight points. Kearney Catholic used their length and size to dominate the game. Brett Mahony led the Stars with 17 points while Dylan Merz scored 14. Turner Plugge knocked in three treys and finished with 13 points. Lexington was led by Daud Daud’s 11 points. Off the bench Luis Castellanos scored six points. With the win, Kearney Catholic improved to 12-1 while Lexington fell to 3-8.
The Lexington girls were resilient all night against a feisty Kearney Catholic squad. The Minutemaids led after the first quarter, 13-6 and some of the second quarter before turnovers became an issue. The Stars would take a lead into the locker room, but a good third quarter and tight early fourth quarter saw Lexington tie the game in the fourth. Once again, turnovers proved to be the difference for Lexington, giving the ball away 25 times. In the win, the Stars were led by Ashley Keck who scored 15 points and went 7-17 from the free throw line. Live Nore chipped in 13 points and both Callie Squiers and Lauren Marker each scored seven. As a team, the Stars gave the ball away 16 times. Sarah Treffer led all scorers with 18 points in the losing effort, including going 9-9 at the charity stripe. Mia Rowe finshed with points. With the win, Kearney Catholic improved to 10-3 while the Minutemaids fell to 2-9.
Listen to the games below.