Lady Tigers have busy week; third at Wausa tourney

The Osmond Lady Tigers were busy last week with a game against Hartington Cedar Catholic on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and the Wausa Post-holiday Tournament on Friday and

Saturday, Jan. 8 and 9. Varsity vs. Hartington CC ( By Dave Schmit) HARTINGTON — The Lady Tigers took to the road again this time to take on the Lady Trojans of Hartington Cedar Catholic.

Coming into the game, we knew Cedar had some good guard play led by No. 33, Brynn Wortmann. The matchups across the board were not necessarily in our favor but regardless, our girls were

committed to being up to the challenge. Unfortunately, despite a tough-minded effort across the board, the Lady Tigers were turned away 50-32. The Lady Tigers were led in points by Kiera Moes with

17 and in rebounds by Moes and Macy Aschoff with five each. Our girls, despite facing some adversity, never backed down and, to their credit, won the third quarter 15-10. Ultimately, some

untimely mistakes changed the course of the game and will serve as points to work on going forward.

Score by Quarter

Osmond 6 7 15 4 = 32

Hart. CC 13 15 10 12 = 50

BOX SCORE

FG FT Reb Pts

Gansebom 2-4 0-0 3 5

Herrera 1-5 4-4 4 6

Gutz 0-6 0-0 1 0

Schmit 0-2 0-0 0 0

Aschoff 2-6 0-3 5 4

H. Krienert 0-3 0-2 1 0

Moes 6-19 4-6 5 17

Osmond 11-45 8-15 19 32

Junior Varsity Game (By Kim Miller) After nearly a month off for break and varsity holiday tournaments, the Lady Tiger JV took on Hartington Cedar Catholic on Jan. 5. The start of the game showed

some significant rust for the girls and, despite a great second quarter, we were not able to come away with a win (21-28). Cali Gutz led the way for the Lady Tigers with eight points, followed by Belle 

Vinson and Bailey Schmit with five each.

Wausa Post-Holiday Tournament

Osmond vs. Lutheran High NE

(By Dave Schmit)

WAUSA — The Lady Tigers began the Wausa Post-Holiday Tournament on Friday by taking on the Lady Eagles of Lutheran High Northeast. Through our scouting, we knew that they had two guards —

Chloe Spence and Mia Wiederman — who are two talented guards who do a lot for them. In addition they had some quality role players that help keep things going. Though this was going to provide

some matchup challenges, we were confident that we had the capabilities to compete. Throughout the first half, the Lady Tigers and Eagles were neck-andneck, matching intensity every step of

the way. At halftime, we were down two points, 16-14, to Lutheran High. Unfortunately, though, we had some mistakes in the third quarter that put us in a tough position entering the fourth quarter. The

Lady Tigers ultimately fell to the Eagles by a score of 47-31. I’m proud of our girls for competing with a tough C2 team that has a deep roster. That said, I’d put our guards and entire team, for that

matter, against anyone. They’re a resilient group and will bounce back from this loss.

Score by Quarter

Osmond 7 7 4 13 = 31

LHNE 8 8 14 17 = 47

BOX SCORE

FG FT Reb Pts

Gansebom 6-13 0-2 8 14

Herrera 0-4 0-0 7 0

Gutz 0-8 0-0 2 0

Schmit 1-5 0-0 1 2

Aschoff 4-15 1-4 9 9

H. Krienert 0-1 0-0 0 0

Moes 2-15 1-4 8 6

Osmond 13-61 2-10 35 31

Osmond vs. Niobrara/Verdigre The Lady Tigers played in the third-place game against the Lady Cougars of Niobrara-Verdigre on Saturday. Last season when we played

Niobrara-Verdigre twice, we left each game knowing that both were games we should have won. While that may or may not have influenced our efforts this game, we sure

came out with the intensity needed to do some good things. Both teams went back and forth with shots. We ended the first quarter trailing 20-15. I’ve not seen many quarters that were as high octane

and shootingcrazy as this was. I was impressed with our girls not breaking when Niobrara-Verdigre matched each shot and defensive stop that we made. Things definitely settled down after

the first quarter and we went into halftime up 33-28. In a half like we went through, we expended a lot of energy and we certainly challenged the girls to empty the tank as they

always do and finish this game.They had competed so hard, made some tough shots, and competed as well as they had all year to put them in a great position to win. In the second half, the hot

shooting by the Lady Tigers continued. Ultimately, the Lady Tigers claimed third place with a 58-43 victory over the Lady Cougars. In looking over the stats, it is awesome to see four

girls in double figures and one more that was one point away. We were on fire throughout much of the game and made our free throws when it counted and that’s ultimately

what led us to success in this game. There’s a lot to be proud of in a game like this without a question and we look to working on the things that we need to in order to continue theimprovement that we

are seeing. The Lady Tigers were led in points by Kiera Moes with 17, Bailey Schmit and Grace Gansebom with 11, followed by Cali Gutz with 10. Macy Aschoff barely missed double digits with

9, but led us in the free throw column by going five for six. We were very balanced in the rebounding department with Kiera and Grace with seven each, and Elisa, Cali

and Bailey with six each. This was a fun game to coach but we know that when we see them (Niobrara- Verdigre) later in the month that it could easily be a completely different feel to the game.

Score by Quarter

Osmond 15 18 11 14 = 58

Nio-Verd 20 8 8 7 = 43

BOX SCORE

FG FT Reb Pts

Gansebom 5-14 0-0 7 11

Herrera 0-1 0-0 6 0

Gutz 3-4 2-2 6 10

C. Krienert 0-1 0-0 1 0

Vinson 0-1 0-0 0 0

Schmit 4-6 0-2 6 11

Aschoff 2-7 5-6 4 9

H. Krienert 0-1 0-2 1 0

Moes 6-16 0-2 7 17

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