A slow start out of the gates put Tri County in a hole they could not recover from in Thursday’s quarterfinal 52-19 loss against (17-2) Superior in the Southern Nebraska Conference Girls Basketball Tournament played on the Lady Wildcats home floor.
The Lady Wildcats raced to a 14-5 first quarter lead, and then expanded its margin to 30-10 at halftime.
Superior didn’t let up on either side of the ball in the second half dominating the Lady Trojans, 22-9.
Halle Weise paced Tri County in scoring with six points, Eryn Hummer, four points, Miranda Vogt and Shae Wattjes, three points each, Sloane Holtmeier, two points, and Josie Weise tallied one point.
Tri County opened play on its home court in the Southern Nebraska Conference Girls Basketball Tournament on Feb. 3 defeating Thayer Central, 32-12.
Tri County began strong jumping out to a 12-5 lead after one quarter, and maintained a 14-point, 23-9 lead at half.