Girls use balance to beat Ogallala
OGALLALA—Nine Swede girls contributed points in Gothenburg’s 40-26 victory over Ogallala on the road Feb. 7.
“Balanced scoring makes a team a little harder to defend,” said coach Tim Peterson.
At the same time, the Swedes turned up the heat on their modified zone defense to defend Ogallala’s outside shooters, holding the Indians to just three points in each of the first and fourth quarters.
“We played a really nice defensive game,” the coach said. “We didn’t give them a lot of open shots.”
Although it started slow with a 5-3 Swede lead at the end of the first quarter, Gothenburg came to life on offense in the second period to score 13 points and take an 18-11 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
The Indians made a run in the third to close the gap to 24-23 heading into the final frame but it was all Gothenburg to close out the game.
Junior Brittyn Munster was high scorer for the Swedes with 12 points. She also had seven rebounds.
Jacey Wiggins added nine points and six rebounds.