North Platte, NE (KOOQ) – North Platte basketball teams dropped two games to Lincoln SW last night after the games were rescheduled from mid-February.
The night started off with the Lady Bulldogs, fresh off a close win over Kearney Catholic just a few nights ago. The ladies got off to a good start as both teams shot fairly well. The first Quarter ended with the Bulldogs trailing 15-10.
Things looked much the same in the 2nd Quarter as teams traded baskets and runs. Lincoln SouthWest would outscore North Platte 13-12 to take a 28-22 lead into Halftime.
The 3rd Quarter was the difference maker in the game as Lincoln Southwest would come out shooting hot and score 16 in the Quarter. Lincoln SouthWest played stifling defense against the Bulldogs as well allowing North Platte to only score 6 pts in the quarter. At the end of three, it was 44-28.
The Lady Bulldogs would fair a little better in the 4th Quarter but couldn’t sustain any offensive momentum as they would eventually lose 60-38.
The Lady Bulldogs are now 1-1 on the season and get ready to host Lincoln Northeast on Friday Dec. 7th. Tip-off is at 6 pm.
The Boys would match up next, with the Bulldogs looking to put the loss to Kearney Catholic behind them.
Both teams would start slow as they traded defensive stops and baskets all quarter. Lincoln SW would take the one point edge after the first, 11-10.
Things would click out of the gate for the Bulldog boys as they came out with intensity on both the offensive and defensive sides of the game in the 2nd Quarter, stopping Lincoln SW’s momentum on a few occasions. At halftime, the Bulldogs had the lead 23-18.
Coming out of the lockerroom Lincoln SW wanted to make things interesting and it showed with an impressive offensive showing scoring 17 in the third. North Platte, however, was able to hold their own as they put 18 points on the board during the third to take a 41-35 lead into the final frame.
In the 4th things would all go Lincoln SW’s way as it seemed everything they threw up went into the basket. North Platte would struggle from the field in the fourth, only scoring 8 points all quarter. Lincoln Southwest would take the victory 54-49.
The Bulldogs fall to 0-2 on the season and prepare for game 3 of the homestand against Lincoln Northeast also on Friday evening. Tip-off in that game is set for 7:45 pm.