|Lady Broncos win two, beat Hitchcock Co. and Southwest|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:27|
Brooklyn Nordhausen (23) and Tailor Lee (15) collapse on the Southwest shooter. Also pictured for the Broncos is Brianna Einspahr (24), Sydnee Harchelroad (12) and Abbie Fanning (14). (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team moved its record to 6-5 last week with wins over Hitchcock County and Southwest.
Broncos down Falcons
WP was in control throughout the game at Trenton.
A put back by Tailor Lee got the Broncos on the board and steals and layups by Sydnee Harchelroad and Abbie Fanning helped the Broncos pull ahead 6-2. Lee added a bucket off an inbounds pass from Fanning and both added one free throw.
WP continued to keep the pedal to the floor with a three-pointer by Brianna Einspahr, then another Fanning steal and layup. Brooklyn Nordhausen rounded out first quarter scoring with a bucket to make it 17-6.
A Lee steal led to a Harchelroad bucket to start the second quarter. Nicole Strand added to the WP total with an assist from Einspahr, Lee added two more baskets and Cassidy Rathe finished the first half with a basket.
Leading 27-10 coming out of the locker room, WP quickly got baskets from Einspahr and Harchelroad.
The Broncos added a three pointer by Harchelroad and six straight points by Lee. With another Strand basket, WP headed into the fourth quarter leading 42-13.
WP cruised down the home stretch with two baskets from Rathe, two layups and a jumper from Fanning and one basket by Nordhausen, ending with the 56-19 win.
Lee led the Broncos with 17 points, Fanning added 11.
WP tame the Roughriders
The Broncos came out of the chute on fire Saturday night at home, opening the game with back-to-back three pointers by Einspahr off assists from Fanning.
Giving up a basket to Southwest, WP responded with another three-pointer, this one by Harchelroad with an assist from Einspahr.
Six straight points by the Roughriders narrowed the lead to 9-8, but two baskets by Fanning and one by Harchelroad helped give the Broncos a 15-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.
After a free throw by Southwest, Lee found Harchelroad on a cut to the basket for two points. The Broncos then answered another Roughrider free throw with a conventional three-point play by Lee. Leading 20-12, WP got two more points at the free throw line from Nordhausen.
The scoring continued to come from the charity stripe as two by Southwest were answered by two from Tailor Lee and one by Ellie Lee.
The half ended with Fanning hitting a bucket after a Southwest basket, making the score 27-16 at half time.
Much like the first quarter, the Broncos hit a three-pointer on its first possession of the half when Nordhausen found Fanning open. Nordhausen added her own basket with a put back on the Broncos’ next trip down the court.
Fanning hit her second three-pointer of the quarter with an assist from T. Lee at the six minute mark of the quarter.
Nordhausen continued to do work, making two free throws and converting a conventional three-point play to give WP a 40-16 lead.
The Broncos continued to increase the lead as Fanning found Harchelroad open for a three pointer then T. Lee open under the basket.
Fanning got into the act herself, adding a bucket, and Rathe made two free throws to give WP a 49-16 lead.
Holding Southwest scoreless for the first six minutes of the quarter, the Roughriders scored the final four points of the quarter and WP heading into the fourth quarter ahead 49-20.
After Southwest opened the final stanza with a free throw, the Broncos continued to find success from deep with another Einspahr three-pointer off an assist from Fanning. WP finished the game with baskets by Rathe and Einspahr, plus buckets by Strand, Hannah Nordhausen and Cameo Rector all off assists from E. Lee. A steal and layup by H. Nordhausen rounded out the 64-29 win.
Fanning led WP with 14 points and Einspahr added 11 points.
WP will host Perkins County (1-9) Friday and travel to Garden County (3-4) Saturday. On Jan. 23 the Broncos will be at Paxton before beginning the RPAC Tournament Jan. 25. Opening round games will be at Maywood for boys and girls.