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Lady Jeffs Stun Sandy Creek, Fall To Milford In Sub-District Final

Unable to convert their shots that the Lady Jeffs had made in the past few games, Fairbury had its season come to a close last Thursday night at Wilber-Clatonia High School in the C1-2 Subdistrict Final losing to Class C-1 state-rated Milford (19-3), 50-38.

"We just couldn't get our shots to fall as well as they had been the past few games. The girls got some pretty good looks both inside and out, however we just didn't convert," Lady Jeffs coach Amy Engle remarked.

"In the fourth quarter we cut the deficit to five points in the last two minutes, but we couldn't get any closer, and then had to foul and Milford made its free throws," Engle said.

"I feel bad for the girls for they played good defense, but tonight the shots just wouldn't fall for us," Engle replied.

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Lady Trojans Eliminated With Sub-District Opening Loss

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Tri County's Lady Trojans basketball team concluded a tough season with a first-round, 54-31 loss to Thayer Central last Tuesday night in the C2-3 Sub-District Basketball Tournament held at Fillmore Central High School.

The Lady Trojans entered the contest on a four-game losing streak, and fell behind by double digits, 15-4 after one quarter of play.

Thayer Central maintained control outscoring Tri County, 11-6 in the second quarter to increase its lead to 26-10 at half.

The number two seed Lady Titans didn't let up in the third quarter doubling the score on Tri County, 38-19.

Momentum stayed on the Lady Titans' side in the fourth quarter, as Thayer Central expanded their final margin to 23 points, by outscoring the Lady Trojans, 16-12.

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Meridian Drops Regular Season Finale To High Plains

For three quarters, last Friday night Meridian hung right with High Plains on the Storms' home court.

After three quarters of play, the Mustangs held the upperhand, 48-45.

However a 22-point scoring explosion by the Storm in the crucial fourth quarter lifted High Plains to a come-from-behind, 67-58 win.

Both squads were knotted at 14 after one quarter, and the home team built a 35-29 lead at half.

In the third quarter, Meridian's offense got the hot hand led by the one-two scoring punch of Eric Bartels with six points, and Shane Roesler scoring four points to open a 48-45 lead heading to the fourth quarter.

High Plains' offense accounted for 22 fourth quarter points, led by Derek DeMers with seven points, and Jordan Gustafson chipped in six points.

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Meridian Wins Sub-District Opener

Meridian's Lady Mustangs outlasted Pawnee City, 51-49 in the bunny bracket game Feb. 14 in the D1-1 Sub-District Girls Basketball Tournament held at Tri County High School.

The Lady Mustangs opened a 13-7 lead on the Lady Indians spearheaded by five points scored by Ashley Hansel.

Six Lady Mustangs scored in the second quarter to account for 11 points, leaving Meridian with a 24-17 advantage at half.

In the third quarter, Meridian's defense fell apart allowing Pawnee City to tally 14 points which cut the deficit to 37-31.

Sierra Friedly had the hot hand for Pawnee City scoring six points in the fourth quarter which gave the Lady Indians a two-point lead late in the game.

A steal by the Lady Mustangs' Melanie Baxa resulting in a layup with :30 seconds to play tied the contest at 49-all.

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Fairbury Wins On Senior Night

Senior night was a special evening for the Fairbury Jeffs, as they rallied from a first half deficit to record a 55-50 win over Falls City.

Fairbury started out slow and flat on both sides of the ball in the first quarter.

Falls City beat the Jeffs down court on back-to-back possessions in the final minute to lengthen its lead to 16-10.

The Tigers kept the momentum in the second quarter stretching their margin to 23-15 on a two-point basket by Logan Faller with under :50 seconds on the clock.

A last-second two-point field by the Jeffs' Pierce Griffin drew Fairbury within six points, 23-17 at halftime.

The second half belonged to the Jeffs, as the tempo switched in their favor behind strong offensive rebounding.

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Strong Defensive Effort Leads Tri County Past Sandy Creek

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Tri County closed out its regular season of play Feb. 18 with a convincing, 47-29 road win against Sandy Creek.

The Trojans shot out to a 13-9 lead after one quarter, and increased their advantage to 30-22 at halftime.

The story of the second half was Tri County's defense which limited Sandy Creek's offense to just seven total points.

"The boys showed up defensively on Friday, and Sandy Creek's second half score is evidence to prove their effort," Trojans coach Jared Knapp replied.

"Offensively, Garrett Kowalski played an outstanding game and showed many different ways to score," Knapp said.

"Sandy Creek's rough defense was able to limit Samuel Hahn to 10 points, but with help from Bennet Weise and Kyle Riesen, we still dominated the paint," Knapp commented.

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Lady Griffins Fall Short In Sub-District Final

It was a tough way to end the season.

The Diller-Odell Lady Griffins basketball team had its season come to an abrupt end last Thursday evening, as they lost 41-28 to Deshler in the D1-1 Sub-District Final played at Tri County High School.

Diller-Odell's offense struggled from the start, trailing by 10 points, 15-5 after one quarter, and 27-9 at halftime.

In the second half, the top seed Lady Griffins outscored the third seed Lady Dragons, 19-14, but their slow start on offense proved too much for Diller-Odell to get back in to the game.

"The Lady Griffs played a poor first half, only scoring nine points and allowing 27 points. We had opportunities early in the game to put some points on the board, but could not convert on good looks at the basket," Lady Griffins coach John Mohr replied.

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Phyllis Jordening

The family of Phyllis Jordening would like to honor her with a card shower for her 80th birthday, which was Feb. 22.

Her children are Theresa and Tom Dein, Twila and Tom Strain, Tom and June Jordening, all of Omaha and Todd and Robin Jordening, of Fairbury. She also has 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to 71995 Highway 15, Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Wayne Parker

The family of Wayne Parker would like to honor him with a card shower for his 60th birthday, which is today, Feb. 23.

Cards may be sent to 1107 Fourth St., Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Lois Gentzler

The family of Lois Gentzler would like to honor her with an open house for her 80th birthday.

Family and friends are invited to attend the open house on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 2310 H St., Fairbury.

Her children are Ron and Peggy Gentzler of The Woodlands, Texas and Debbie and Richard Hellbusch of Fairbury. She also has six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Cards may be sent to 1929 H St., Fairbury, NE 68352.

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