Hooper-The Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Girls Basketball Team earned their first win of the season over Cedar Bluffs at home Thursday night in action heard on 107.9 the Bull, winning 53-34.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Raiders went on an 11-0 run to end the 1st quarter, and led 11-3 after one.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder won the 2nd quarter 12-8 to take a 23-11 lead into the locker room.
Cedar Bluffs went on a 9-4 run to start the 3rd quarter to close within 7, but the Raiders quickly pushed the lead back up to 11. Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Head Coach Nick Hegge says that’s a credit to his team’s defense. “We just try to talk about defense and rebounding, and our shots weren’t going in tonight, and we let that affect us too much on the defensive end of the floor. And Cedar Bluffs did an excellent job of just staying steady and keep getting back in the game. But when we pulled away we really turned it up with our defense. We got some deflections, got some steals, and then led to a couple of easy hoops, and knocked down a few free throws. Enough to get a win.”
The Raiders wound up winning the quarter 16-15 to go up 39-26 at the end of three.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder outscored the Wildcats 14-8 in the 4th quarter.
Valerie Uehling, who was named the CharterWest Bank Sportsmanship Award Winner, led the Raiders with 14 points. S&W Welding Player of the Game Shaylin Daugherty added 11. “Shay had a great night. She kind of saved us. And she’s a Senior. And it’s a game like tonight where it was our first win and we need your seniors to step up in those games, and Shay was ready to go,” Hegge said.
Ashley Peters and Josie Kahlandt added 8 and 7 points, respectively, for Logan View/Scribner-Snyder.
Cedar Bluffs S&W Welding Player of the Game Jadyn Vacha paced the Wildcats with a team-high 10 points, all on free throws. Alyssa Classen totaled 7.
Both teams got to the free throw line a lot, especially in the 1st half, but Cedar Bluffs was just 7-16 at the line through two quarters compared to 5-19 for the Raiders.
The Wildcats ended up 22-36 on the game for free throws while Logan View/Scribner-Snyder was 14-33.
Hegge says his team will take the win. “We got off to a little bit of a slow start. Probably wasn’t our best game by any means, but we’re happy with the win, and we had some kids step up, and get some big rebounds for us down at the end. And overall we did enough good things to win the game, but hopefully we’ll see the ball go through the hoop a little more in the coming games.”
The Raiders improve to 1-2 on the season and host Twin River Friday night. “Twin River’s a good team. They have a big girl that’s going to be real tough for us, and we’re going to have to play really good defense. And we’re going to have to play better than we did tonight. But we think we have a good group, and when we scrap and knock down a few shots we think we’re tough. So any game I feel like we have enough firepower to give teams a run for their money, and hopefully we’re ready to go tomorrow,” Hegge said.
Cedar Bluffs falls to 0-3 and hosts Spalding Academy on Saturday.