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Boone Central Hosts Hall of Fame Jamboree

Bobbi Beckwith fights for tough twoThe Boone Central Cardinals hosted Chambers/Wheeler Central in exhibition games Nov. 30 as part of the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame Jamboree.
Proceeds from the Jamboree games are donated as part of a fund drive for the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame wing that will be part of the new Nebraska School Activities Association facility. The games do not count on team’s regular season records.
“It was great to be part of the Hall of Fame Jamboree this year,” commented Boone Central Coach Mike Kennedy. “It was a chance for our athletes to get experience before the regular season began and it was good competition.”
Boone Central did indeed see stout competition in the girls game vs. the new Chambers/Wheeler Central cooperative. Chambers has been a longtime Class D girls basketball power and the Renegades are one of the highest ranked teams in D1 entering the 2010-11 season.
Using full court defensive pressure and excellent ball movment on the offensive end, CWC took leads of 10-8 after one quarter and 19-12 at halftime before the host Cardinals got untracked.
Boone Central made its move in the third period as senior Bobbi Beckwith poured in a trio of three-point field goals and junior cenetr Jenna Lehmann added three buckets inside. The Cardinals netted 20 points in the third and used that run to spark a 46-38 victory.
Beckwith and Lehmann led scoring with 13 and 10 points, respectively, and Jaime Kennedy added nine. Kennedy also dished out seven assists and made seven steals in the contest. Sara Wells pulled down 14 rebounds, including six on the offensive end, and Emily Carder grabbed 11.
A young Boone Central boys team got off to a strong start offensively and shut down CWC over the final three quarters in a 63-35 win.
Leading 16-13 after one period, the Cardinals went on an 18-8 second-quarter run to open a 13-point lead, then held the Renegades to just 14 points in the second half.
Junior Kade Leetch had the hot hand for the hosts, scoring 17 points. Brett Temme added 11, Tannder Mazour seven and Beau Bremer six. Temme and Blake Slizkoski were the leading Cardinal rebounders with six apiece, while Trey Sorell and and Tyler Hedlund made four steals each. Keenan Howell led assists with three.

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