Cozad & Gothenburg Win Opening Round SWC Tourney Hoops Contests
Getting off to a great start is a promising position for both the Cozad and Gothenburg girls and boys hoops teams as they advanced to the final four in the Southwest Conference (SWC) Tournament on Monday.
In the Lady Haymakers contest with McCook, the Cozad cagers finished strong with 16 points in the fourth quarter to earn a hard-fought, 42-35 victory.
Cozad led early 11-4 at the end of the first quarter that turned into a 18-15 lead at halftime.
The deficit didn’t change during the third quarter as both teams scored eight points.
During the fourth quarter, Cozad netted 16 points to score the 42-35 victory.
Sarah Yocom had a dynamite game with 28 points and eight rebounds.
In the Lady Swedes opener, they dispatched Broken Bow, 44-35.
Behind a big scoring second half, the Gothenburg hoopsters turned a 14 -6 halftime lead into a momentum turning 35-20 lead by the end of the third quarter of play.
Gothenburg was able to net nine points to polish off the 44-35 victory.
Gracie Stienike had a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds.
The Gothenburg boys scored early and often to cruist to a 74-27 win over Valentine.
The Swedes led by the sweet sound of 27-11 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back as they led 48-16 at the halftime break.
Gothenburg was able to gain valuable playing time for numerous players to score the 74-27 victory over Valentine.
The Haymaker boys were able to play with gumption and scored a 61-54 victory over Minden.
Cozad led 16-12 at the end of the first quarter and 34-23 entering halftime.
The Haymakers were able to weather the scoring stormduring the second half to earn the 61-54 win over Minden.
Trestian Siemering led the Haymakers with 21 points.