Lexington Battles With Rival Cozad In Hoops Double-Dip
Living up to the hype, the Highway 30 rivalry renewal was as good as advertised as host Cozad battled Lexington in a girls/boys hoops doubleheader on Thursday evening.
The Lady Haymakers were able to cash in on their opportunities down the stretch to score the 42-36 victory over the Minutemaids as a result of a strong 12-1 fourth quarter.
Cozad was able to soar ahead in the early going with a 19-13 lead at the end of the first quarter of play.
Lexington was able to turn the tides by outscoring the host Lady Haymakers, 11-6 during the second quarter to enter the halftime break, trailing by just one point, 25-24 to Cozad.
The Maids continued to flourish in the third quarter, as they took a 35-30 lead before the horn sounded on the period.
During the final eight minutes, Cozad outscored Lexington 12-1 to net the 42-36 victory.
Sarah Yocom led the Lady Haymakers with a double-double of 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
Hanna Wright dropped in seven for the Lady Haymakers.
Courtney Hanson led Lex with 14 points and five caroms.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Lexington 13 11 11 1 -36
Cozad 19 6 5 12 -42
Cozad: Sarah Yocom 21, Hanna Wright 7, Ellie Stallbaumer 6, Kennedy Berreckman 5 Alyssa Schneider 3.
Lexington: Courtney Hanson 14, Lili Fattig 8, Ashley Alumit 8, Brylee Lauby 6.
In the second half of the doubleheader, Lexington defeated Cozad, 66-41.
The score was knotted at 15-15 at the end of the first quarter and it was the Minutemen that broke free to lead 35-28 at the halftime break.
Continuing to flourish on offense, Lexington fast breaked for 22 points in the third quarter to extend their lead to 57-36.
The Minutemen were able to grind out the clock and earn the 66-41 victory over Cozad.
Jake Leger led all scorers with 15 points for Lexington.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Lexington 15 20 22 9 -66
Cozad 15 13 8 5 -41
Cozad: Trestian Siemering 12, Blaine Emerson 12, Nate Neil 7, Dillon Geiser 6, Kyle German 3, Toby Salazar 1.
Lexington: Jake Leger 15, Dylan Richman 12, Andrew Saiz 10, Hunter Kiburz 10, Jonas Martin 7, Nick Saiz 5, Easton Young 5, Alan Zamarippa 2.