North Platte – The North Platte Community College Lady Knight basketball team were defeated in their matchup in Region IX Division II action, falling to the Southeast Community College Lady Storm, 78-65, Saturday afternoon at the McDonald – Belton Gymnasium.
The Lady Knights jumped out to a 16-3 lead, behind a couple of three-pointers and a field goal by sophomore Allison Tichy. The Lady Storm answered back with a pair of three-pointers, while holding the Lady Knights to a single field goal the remainder of the first quarter to give the Lady Knights an 18-9 lead after one period of play.
In the beginning of the second quarter, the Lady Knights added to their lead by going on a 6-0 run to lead 24-9 lead. With the score being 26-16 in favor of the Lady Knights, the Lady Storm went on a 14-1 run to take a 30-27 lead. Tichy added a three-pointer to tie the game at 30, but the Lady Storm went into halftime with a 34-32 lead.
In the third quarter, the Lady Storm started the quarter on a 12-4 run to take a 46-36 lead. The Lady Knights rallied back with a run of 14-3 to take a 50-49 lead at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, with the score tied at 52, the Lady Storm took the lead for good by going on a 17-3 run to take their biggest lead of 14 points at 69-55.
The Lady Knights, now 1-9 on the season and 0-1 in Region IX Division II play, were led in scoring by Tichy, who finished with 20 points in the game. Hannah Johnson and Peighton Porter each finished with 10 points. Porter had a double-double with 11 rebounds.
The Lady Storm, are 1-0 in Region IX Division II play, and 5-9 overall. They were led in scoring by Morgan Frauendorfer, who had 20 points. DeAsia Walker added 16 points and Sebir Gadusk finished with 14 points. Walker had a double-double by also grabbing 11 rebounds.
The Lady Knights are in action next when they host Region IX Division I Northeastern Junior College on Wednesday, January 10 at 5:30 PM at the McDonald – Belton Gymnasium.
ESPN 1410 radio will broadcast the game and on www.northplattepost.com. It will also be live streamed at www.npccknights.com.