Pender-The Wisner-Pilger and Pender Basketball Groups break up their doubleheader in Pender Thursday night time in motion heard on 107.9 the Bull because the Gators received the boys sport 64-19 and the Pendragons took the women contest 50-39.
Within the boys sport, the Gators led 24-2 on the finish of the first quarter higlighted by a two-hand slam by Dylan Kneifl on Wisner-Pilger’s first possession.
The Gators by no means regarded again, outscoring Pender 15-6 within the 2nd quarter to take a 39-Eight lead into the locker room.
Wisner-Pilger outscored the Pendragons 19-5 within the third quarter to increase their result in 58-13 on the finish of three.
Each groups scored 6 factors within the 4th quarter.
Wisner-Pilger Head Coach Duane Mendlik on the win. “Yeah I assumed our children performed fairly nicely tonight. Defensively I assumed we did a extremely good job. Took away plenty of the issues they needed to attempt to do early within the sport. And I believe that type of annoyed them. After which they type of bought out of their scenario. Second half they got here again and did a number of issues that they needed to do, and I simply thought our children performed fairly nicely each offensively and defensively.”
Kneifl had a game-high 17 factors to steer the Gators. Regan Bellar was additionally in double figures with 11 as was Colby Heller with 10. Caden Schweers added 9.
Jaxon Maise had a team-high Eight factors for Pender.
The Pendragons fall to Three-13 on the season and journey to Howells-Dodge on Saturday. Wisner-Pilger improves to 9-5 and takes on Clarkson/Leigh on the street Tuesday night time.
Mendlik says the Patriots will probably be a problem. “Sure and Clarkson at all times performs us powerful at their place. So we higher go over with the concept we’re going to should play actually arduous in an effort to attempt to get a win out of it. Once you take a look at information you possibly can’t take a look at information anymore. Anyone on any given night time can beat you. So I believe we now have to come back over there and play good basketball as a result of we bought the convention event arising, and we have to excel there too.”
Mendlik, who broke the document for essentially the most wins in Nebraska Excessive Faculty Basketball Historical past final yr, has been named a finalist for the Nationwide Excessive Faculty Athletic Coaches Affiliation Nationwide Coach of the 12 months. “I actually respect that as a result of it comes from the Coaches Affiliation so it’s my fellow coaches that mainly nominate any person for that award. And I’ve been nominated earlier than and by no means received it, however hopefully issues go nicely for us. And that’s an incredible honor to get nominated for that,” Mendlik mentioned.
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Within the women sport, the Pendragons led 6-Four within the 1st quarter and 9-6 on the finish of 1.
Pender opened up a double digit lead within the 2nd quarter, doubling up the Gators 22-11 within the interval to take a 31-17 lead into the locker room.
Each groups scored 9 factors within the third quarter, and the rating was 40-26 on the finish of three in favor of the Pendragons.
Wisner-Pilger received the 4th quarter 13-10.
The Gators trailed by as many as 16 and bought to inside 10 a few occasions within the second half, however may draw no nearer.
Wisner-Pilger was 5-7 from the free throw line within the 1st half, however went simply Eight-18 within the second half.
Pender Head Coach Luke Hoffman on the win. “Yeah I assumed we got here out and we performed nicely from the start. We had some missed alternatives, however Wisner’s an incredible workforce and so they can go the ball round fairly nicely and see down the court docket so I knew that coming in that they might be capable of have fairly good imaginative and prescient farther down the court docket. However our women did a pleasant job placing strain on their guards and getting a number of turnovers there in that first half.”
Pender’s Ashley Ostrand had a game-high 25 factors, scoring half of the workforce’s factors whereas Zoey Lehmkuhl added 10 as the 2 mixed for 35 of the workforce’s 50 factors.
Karrin Jindra and Lindsey Kneifl every had 9 factors for the Gators whereas Aspin Waterman totaled Eight.
Pender improves to 9-7 on the yr and takes on Howells-Dodge on the street Saturday. “Coach Polacek at all times has them able to go. That they had a tricky schedule to start the yr. They managed to get by means of it. And now a number of simpler video games and so they’ve actually come on. I do know he is aware of what he’s doing. You by no means know what he’s going to come back out in. So I’ve to have the women ready for every thing after we play Howells-Dodge each single yr,” Hoffman mentioned.
Wisner-Pilger falls to Three-12 and faces Clarkson/Leigh on the street Tuesday night time.
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