Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Mike Motz
The Observer 

Longhorn Girls Return To The Court

 

January 14, 2021

Drew Biesecker

Longhorns leading scorer Megan Spicer drives inside on South Platte during the Jan. 5 game at the Kimball High gym.

Kimball's Lady Longhorn basketball team returned to action after a COVID-19 induced break in December and first faced off against the South Platte Lady Blue Knights at home on Tuesday, January 5.

South Platte at Kimball

Both teams were rusty to start the game, with the high-scoring South Platte team only putting up 10 points to Kimball's five in the first period. But the Lady Blue Knights found their rhythm in the second period, and the offense took off for a 22-point explosion to head into the half leading 32-14.

South Platte continued to play well through the second half, adding 18 points in the third period and 17 points in the fourth to cruise to a 67-25 victory.

Senior Megan Spicer provided most of the scoring for the Lady Longhorns with 14 points in the game, followed by junior Maddison Merryfield with 5.

Kimball at Chase County

Kimball then traveled to Imperial on Saturday to take on the Chase County Lady Longhorns, and a slow start found them trailing 13-0 at the end of the first quarter. Chase County poured it on with 20 more points in the second quarter while Kimball only managed seven points to trail 33-7 at the half. Chase County had no trouble building on their lead in the second half, and finished the game with a convincing 62-19 win. Spicer again led the Kimball offense with 8 points while senior Sydney Biesecker added 7 points in the loss.

Kimball at Morrill

Kimball traveled to Morrill on Monday, losing 61-39. Megan Spicer again led the team with 16 points and Sydney Biesecker followed with 11. Also scoring were Payton Wise with 7 points, Maddison Merryfield and Katie Heeg with 2 each, and Chantel Malson with 1.

The Longhorns were scheduled to host Potter-Dix on Tuesday this week, then visit Bridgeport on Jan. 15 and Gordon-Rushville on Jan. 16 before competing in the SPVA tournament Jan. 18-23.

 
 

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