Tekamah-Herman’s girls headed into Class C1 Subdistrict 6 tournament play at Oakland-Craig Feb. 11 on a three-game losing skid following a 49-41 loss at Omaha Roncalli Feb. 7. The loss caps a tough week for the Tigers who dropped a pair of home games earlier in the week. Omaha Mercy was a 59-47 winner on Monday, Feb. 4, while North Bend Central posted a 53-33 win on Tuesday.
Official brackets had Tekamah-Herman playing Logan View/Scribner-Snyder at 7 p.m. Monday night, Feb. 11. The winner gets top-seeded West Point-Beemer in a semifinal contest Tuesday night. The Cadets, 20-1 heading into last weekend’s play, are the number-four ranked team in Class C1 and the East Husker Conference tournament champions after getting past Oakland-Craig 58-55 in overtime.
Arlington and North Bend Central square off in the other semifinal Tuesday.
The subdistrict championship is set for 7 p.m. Thursday night. All games are at Oakland-Craig.
District championship games are scheduled for Feb. 22.
Tiger coach David Eriksen said his team couldn’t dig out of the hole they dug for themselves Monday night.
“Our consecutive mistakes midway through the first and third quarters ended being the difference,” he said. Our intensity on defense was lacking which led to some wide open threes and second chance opportunities on the boards.”
Eriksen credited Mercy’s top guard, Abby Wilson, for coming out in the second half and connecting on four triples on the way to her game high 19 points.
Anna Wakehouse and Jadyn Fleischman had outstanding offensive performances, Eriksen said, pouring in 16 and 15 points respectively.
On Tuesday, the Tiger girls led 12-10 after one quarter of play against NBC and stayed with them at halftime, trailing 24-19. But the Dodge County Tigers opened the third quarter with an 11-2 run and pulled away for the win.
Anna Wakehouse again led the Tigers in scoring with 15 points. Erisksen said freshman Kaitlyn Quick provided a spark off the bench with her six points.