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Low shot percentage hampers Swede girls

NORTH PLATTE—Any team that shoots a mere 18% from the field is going to struggle to find success on the basketball court.

Gothenburg’s girls found that out the hard way against North Platte St. Pat’s Thursday night as the Irish coasted to a 56-22 victory.

“Our shooting percentage tells the whole story,” said Swede coach Tim Peterson. “All we can do is keep working at it.”

Gothenburg scored only two points in the first period but trailed only 3-2 with three and a half minutes to go in the quarter.

Then St. Pat’s went on a 12-0 run and Gothenburg struggled to get on the board the rest of the game.

The Swedes finished the first quarter down 15-3 and trailed St. Pat’s 30-5 at halftime.

“They try hard,” Peterson said. “Sometimes I think they get a little nervous and shoot too quickly.”

St. Pat’s pressured the Swedes all night, converting several Gothenburg turnovers into easy buckets.

“We caused them to make quite a few turnovers too,” the coach said. “The difference is

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