Summerland survives surge by Cougars, finish third in conference


February 7, 2024

Amy Kerkman | SAM

Scramble • Preslie Robertson and an unidentified N/V player battle for possession during Saturday's consolation game in the Niobrara Valley tournament.

Niobrara/Verdigre tried to knock the Summerland girls' basketball team off the consolation podium, Saturday, at the Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament played at Summerland.

A last-second three-pointer got nothing but net for the Cougars, but it was one point too little as the Bobcats held on for a 59-58 victory.

Birch said his team had good energy after a tough Thursday night loss.

"I thought our girls all played well together. Ady (Mlnarik) had an outstanding performance with 39 points, nine rebounds, several steals and a couple of assists. Preslie Robertson did a great job of chasing J...

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