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Lady Cards reach holiday tourney final

Coach Andy Imus saw quite a bit of good, and some not-so-good, from his Boone Central/Newman Grove Lady Cardinals in the Bennington Holiday Tournament.
BC/NG defeated Broken Bow to reach the tourney championship game, but dropped a decision to Adams Central in that final with some inconsistent play.
A fast start propelled BC/NG to a 42-27 win in the opener. The Cards blitzed Broken Bow 16-1 in the first quarter, as Sadie Wallin sank two three-point shots and poured in a total of 10 points.
BC/NG built a 30-9 lead by halftime and were never really challenged despite a sluggish second half offensively.
“We came back after a long layoff, playing our last game back on Dec. 16,” Imus noted. “A good win coming off the break.”

Boone Central/Newman Grove again had a quick start in Saturday’s championship tilt, but couldn’t keep pace with Adams Central in the final three quarters of a 45-35 loss.
Adams Central closed a 10-3 deficit to 10-9 with two three-pointers by Jacki Fowler late in the first period, then limited BC/NG to just three points in the second quarter while taking a 19-13 lead.
The Cards fought gamely in the second half, but could not get back on top of the Patriots.
“We played with urgency on the defensive end and I thought we did some good things,” said Imus. “Sadie got in foul trouble in the second quarter and we didn’t have anybody step up to score after she sat out.”

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