LAUREL – A late season northeast Nebraska doubleheader was carried on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com featuring Laurel-Concord-Coleridge and Wisner-Pilger Thursday evening.
From LCC Public School in Laurel, the Bears welcomed in Wisner-Pilger.
It took overtime for the Wisner-Pilger girls to defeat LCC, 58-56 while the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge boys built a double figure lead late in the game to top the Gators, 79-66.
In the girls game, LCC took the early 12-8 lead before Wisner-Pilger remained close with a 14-13 second. The Bears led 25-22 at the break. The Gators cut into the deficit with an 18-15 third quarter before both teams scored 12 points in the fourth to force overtime at 52 all. In OT, Wisner-Pilger knocked away a last second shot to tie the game for LCC and won 58-56. The Gators closed out their regular season at 8-13 while LCC fell to 8-13.
Three LCC players fouled out late in the game being junior Kinsey Hall with a team-high 14 points while senior Erica Wolfgram and sophomore Haley Christensen each finished with eight points. Sophomore Berniece McCorkindale poured in 12 points off the bench.
Other Bears in the scoring column came from freshman Mallory Eriksen with seven points, junior Reggan Kuhlman tallied four points, junior Jordynn Urwiler added two points as sophomore Mollie Schutte finished with a point.
LCC finished 12-21 from the foul line.
Wisner-Pilger had three players record double figures led by junior Lindsey Kneifl with 20 points, sophomore Emma Heller tallied 11 points while junior Addy Meyer finished with 10 points.
Sophomore Cameryn Bellar provided five points off the bench, senior Macy Stuhr tallied four points, junior Kayla Svoboda and sophomore Maggie Schweers both scored three points as junior Kennedie Ott had two points.
The Gators shot 10-25 from the foul line.
1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th OT Final:
8 14 22 18 12 6 58 – Wisner-Pilger
12 13 25 15 12 4 56 – LCC
From the boys game, LCC jumped ahead thanks to a 23-13 first quarter before Wisner-Pilger won the second quarter scoring, 17-16. At the break, the Bears led 39-30. Laurel-Concord-Coleridge added to their lead with a 22-13 third before the Gators started to comeback with a 23-18 fourth. LCC held on the for the 79-66 victory to snap a two-game losing streak and improve to 13-9 while Wisner-Pilger fell to 7-13.
LCC was led in scoring by a pair of 20+ performers being sophomore Jake Rath with 23 and junior Evan Haisch with 22. Junior Deagan Puppe poured in 12 points.
Other scoring came from junior Wilton Roberts with seven points, senior Cael Hartung had six points, junior Lucas Rasmussen finished with five points as senior Austin Hall added four points.
LCC finished 16-23 from the foul line.
A trio of Wisner-Pilger Gators poured in double figures being senior Regan Bellar with 16 points, junior Beau Ruskamp had 12 points and junior Spencer Batenhorst added 11 points.
Sophomore Hunter Palmer tallied nine points, senior Payton Biermann had seven points, sophomore Jackson Knust came away with six points, senior Klay Koehlmoos had three points as sophomore August Scholting had two points.
The Gators shot 9-10 from the foul line.
1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:
13 17 30 13 23 66 – Wisner-Pilger
23 16 39 22 18 79 – LCC
The LCC girls and boys are next scheduled to host Summerland on Friday. The administration at Summerland and LCC have made the joint decision to move the start time of Friday’s games up to 2:00 p.m. due to forecasted weather conditions Friday night. The JV girls game will start at 2:00 p.m. with varsity girls to start around 4:30 p.m.
Thursday area scores
Hartington Cedar Catholic 44, Battle Creek 30
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 53, Pierce 25
Osmond 49, Winside 28
Seward 44, Wayne 39
Hartington Cedar Catholic 48, Battle Creek 42
Pierce 51, Guardian Angels Central Catholic 33
Osmond 50, Winside 28
Wayne 63, Seward 29
Friday area schedule
@ Hartington Cedar Catholic: Pierce VS Hartington Cedar Catholic
@ Hartington-Newcastle: Wynot VS Hartington-Newcastle
@ Homer: Ponca VS Homer
@ Laurel-Concord-Coleridge: Summerland VS Laurel-Concord-Coleridge
@ North Bend Central: Wayne VS North Bend Central – *Game carried on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com* pregame now moved up to 5 p.m.
@ Randolph: Crofton VS Randolph
@ Howells-Dodge: Wakefield VS Howells-Dodge
@ Pender: Winside VS Pender
@ Siouxland Community Christian, IA: Tri County Northeast VS Siouxland Community Christian, IA
Saturday area schedule:
@ Tri County Northeast: Omaha Nation VS Tri County Northeast
@ Hartington Cedar Catholic: Lutheran High Northeast VS Hartington Cedar Catholic