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By LuAnn Schindler

Bobcats down Boyd County in consolation game


February 13, 2020

Carm Thramer

Consolation winners • The Summerland Lady Bobcats defeated Boyd County, 44-41, to earn the third-place trophy at the Niobrara Valley Conference girls' basketball tournament. Team members include (front row, l-r): Tiana Thramer, Ashley Koenig, Summer Schroeder, Sidney Stallbaum, Lauren Behnk; (second row, l-r): student manager Jadyn Hobbs, Emma Hallenback, Madleen Reipen, Maddie Potter, Brooke Knievel, Hayden Leisy; (third row, l-r): student manager Aislynn Kester, Elly Herley, Brenna Wagner, Emily Nordby, Hadley Cheatum, Avery Cheatum, Maryssa Long, student managers Adyson Mlnarik, Jenna Funk, Kelsey Schlecht; (back row, l-r): Coaches Jackson Medina, Scott Leisy, Greg Appleby and Dan Miller.

Summerland survived a late rally by Boyd County to earn a hard-fought 44-41 win Saturday in the conference consolation matchup in Atkinson.

Ashley Koenig led the Bobcats with 16 points and cemented her name in basketball history as she reached the 1,000 point career mark.

Summerland took control in the first quarter, leading 10-1 at the break and maintained a 21-10 lead at the half.

In the third quarter, the Lady Cats extended the lead to 30-20, but could never pull away from the Spartans.

A pesky full court press and physical play kept Boyd County in the game, as they narrowed the margin t...

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