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Lady Horns fall, 53-37


Michele Daum

Madison Biesecker heads down the court in last week's 53-37 loss to state-ranked Hemingford.

The Kimball girls lost 53-37 to state ranked Hemingford on the winner's home court this past week with turnovers leading to Kimball's downfall. The Lady Longhorns gave up the basketball 33 times on miscues with the Lady Bobcats turning many of those turnovers into baskets.

Kimball stayed close early trailing 13-11 at the quarter break but with 19 first half turnovers, they were down 23-14 by half time. With Madison Biesecker and Danika Daum leading the way, Kimball out scored the Cats in the third period to trail 37-29 going into the final quarter of play but Hemingford put it away in the final period out scoring Kimball 16-8.

Biesecker led Kimball with 12 points with 1 trey. She also had 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists. Daum ended up with 10 points with 2 treys and had 7 rebounds. Myriah Tyan had a solid game ending up 5/6 at the foul line for her 5 points along with 4 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist. Arica McCloud had 4 points and 6 rebounds, Alex Reader 3 with a trey plus 3 rebounds and 3 assists, Kailey Dickerson 2, and Jessica Hanks 1 along with 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist and 1 block.

In team stats, Kimball had 19 fouls, was 9/12 at the foul line, 8/29 on 2 point field goals, 4/21 on 3 point attempts, had 6 offensive and 21 defensive rebounds, 10 steals, 9 assists and 1 blocked shot.

Hemingford had 35 rebounds, 10 fouls, was 14/26 at the line, 18/56 on 2 point field goals and 1/7 on 3 pointers. They were led in scoring by Natalie Gasseling with 14, Brooke Turek 12, Faith Rohrbouck 12, Christian Rozmiarek 11, Kaitlyn Kumpf 2, and Makayla Grumbles 2. The Hemingford girls were ranked number 9 in the Omaha World Herald State Class C-2 ratings this week and are the number one seed in this week's sub-district tournament. First round play in the sub-district being held at Gering High School was this past Tuesday with the championship to be played tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. back in Gering.

Score by quarter

Kimball 11 3 15 8 - 37

Hemingford 13 10 14 16 - 53

The girls junior varsity game was the most exciting of the night with Hemingford coming from behind to win after Kimball had fouled out 4 girls and were down to just 4 on the court. Kimball was leading 32-21 going into the fourth period but ended up getting out scored 19-5 in the final period to lose 40-37.

Justine Heeg led Kimball with 9 points including 2 treys, Myriah Tyan had 8, Kaylyn Nelson 5, Jannel Fiehtner 4, Hannah Biesecker 4, Kaitlin Wurdeman 3, Shauntae Daily 2, and Kennedy Lewis 2. The Kimball JV girls closed out their season with a win-loss record of 4-10.


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