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Weeping Water basketball

RAYMOND – The Weeping Water girls won a majority of their games on their regular-season schedule this winter.

The Indians accomplished the same feat on their postseason calendar Thursday night.

Weeping Water defeated Nebraska City Lourdes 47-38 in the Subdistrict D1-3 championship game. The Indians raced out to a double-digit lead in the first half and held off NCL’s comeback attempt after the break.

Weeping Water used an aggressive offense to collect multiple trips to the free-throw line. The team finished 16-of-25 at the stripe. Weeping Water hauled in 20 rebounds and finished with 11 assists, 14 steals and nine pass deflections.

Grace Cave poured in 19 points, six rebounds, four assists, six steals and two pass deflections for the Indians. Sammy Thomas produced five points, nine rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals, and Peyton Barrett tallied ten points, four assists, two steals and one board.

Katrina Thomassen ended the evening with nine points, two assists and two steals. Brianna Lawson collected two points, two steals and one rebound, and Brogan McDonald posted two points and one pass deflection. Bailee Nissen chipped in two rebounds and one pass deflection for the Indians.

Libby Baumert helped Nebraska City Lourdes (14-11) with nine points and two rebounds. Gina McGowen added eight points, three rebounds and two blocks.

Weeping Water (17-8) will compete in the D1-2 District Final on Friday, Feb. 23. The Indians will face Guardian Angels Central Catholic (19-6) at 7 p.m. at Wahoo High School. The winner will secure a spot in the Class D-1 State Tournament.

Nebraska City Lourdes      8   8 11 11 – 38

Weeping Water                13 17  9   8 – 47

Nebraska City Lourdes (38)

Baumert 3-10 2-2 9, A. Heng 1-3 0-0 2, Kreifels 2-4 0-2 6, Allgood 3-6 0-0 6, McGowen 4-6 0-0 8, Madison 2-2 3-4 7, DeFreece 0-1 0-0 0, Fulton 0-0 0-0 0, E. Heng 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-35 5-8 38.

Weeping Water (47)

McDonald 1-1 0-0 2, Thomassen 2-12 4-5 9, Barrett 3-8 2-3 10, Cave 4-11 9-12 19, Thomas 2-3 1-3 5, Lawson 1-2 0-2 2, Patton 0-0 0-0 0, Nissen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 13-37 16-25 47.

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