Southwest girls take down rival Trojans

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

BARTLEY, Neb. — Southwest’s girls shook off a two-point second quarter and rallied to beat rival Cambridge, 39-33, Friday evening.

Sophomore Bailey Truksa tallied 12 points as the Roughriders (6-7 record) overcame a cold shooting night.

They trailed 17-12 through one quarter and fell behind even more, 22-14, entering halftime.

Yet a 14-6 third period completely wiped out the Cambridge advantage.

Tied 28-28, Southwest just kept building on its momentum with an 11-5 final period.

Sophomore Caylin Barnett contributed 10 points and nine points despite taking a tough “face-first” fall to the home floor.

Sophomore Brooklyn Clements added eight points for coach Dennis Hentgen’s young team while soph Kiana Martin collected eight rebounds.

Junior Autumn Deterding’s 11 points and eight points topped the Trojans (4-8), who will try to stop a three-game slide at Sutherland Friday night.

Junior Schyler Hoberty scored another nine points with Bailee Ahlmeyer breaking through for six and Breelle Miller three points.

Cambridge 52,

Southwest 29

The Trojan boysook charge with three strong quarters of 15-8, 12-4 and 12-6 for a 43-20 advantage in Friday’s second game.

No individual stats were available as Cambridge improved to 4-7 this season.

Sophomore Kaiden Ruggles’ eight points paced 0-12 Southwest with six from senior Justin Brush. He also powered to six rebounds.

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