This past Friday night at the Cox Activities Center showcased the top girls’ basketball talent in Northeast Nebraska in the Northeast Nebraska All-Star basketball game.
The game was postponed a half-hour because of inclement weather in the area. Even though the weather wasn’t cooperating it didn’t deter the girls’ or the crowd from showing up.
Once the game got started it became obvious that there was a lot of fire power from both teams. The game started with the Dark team quickly getting up 10-0. The Light team was finally able to break the beginning of the game run, but the Dark team would continue their momentum and finish off the first quarter with a 21-7 lead.
In the second quarter, it seemed like both teams started to get themselves comfortable in the game as both went on scoring runs. Harlee Fischer of Stuart lead the Light team in scoring by draining a couple of threes and a jumper to score eight points in the second quarter. Although, the scoring output was good from Fischer, the Dark team would keep the pressure on. At the half, Fischer would lead all scorers with eight points, but the Dark team lead by ten with a score of 35-25.
Then in the third quarter, the Dark team started to expand once again on their lead. The Dark team would get going with large scoring outputs coming from Hattie Blumenstock of St. Mary’s and Sarah Castaneda of Bloomfield. In the game Blumenstock accounted for ten points, and Castandeda scored eight points with most of those points coming in the third quarter. After three quarters the Dark team would start to pull away once again with a score of 54-40.
Once the fourth quarter started the Dark team never really looked back. Both teams continued to fight, but the scoring output of the Dark team became too much for the Light team. In a fight to come back the Light team tried to start making threes, but weren’t too successful as the Dark team continued to get the ball down low and score on most of their possessions. In the final quarter, the Dark team accounted for another nineteen points while the Light team was only able to get six. Making the final score 73-46.
This was a very entertaining game to watch and both teams played very clean and high-octane basketball. This game not only showcased the talent in Northeast Nebraska, but more particularly it showcased the local athletes that are closer to our area. Mentioned players like Castaneda, Blumenstock, and Fischer all did well, and players like Rachel Stewart of North Central, Taylor Colman of St. Mary’s, Jacie Laetsch of Chambers-Wheeler Central, and Baylee Wemhoff of Elgin Public-Pope John also played very well.
KBRX would like to congratulate all the girls that were able to compete in the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball game, and wish them all good luck in their future endeavors.