Preps Game Recaps

Lady Bobcats overpower Doniphan-Trumbull

Dec 4th 2020

Doniphan, Nebraska

Blue Hill (2-0) used their size advantage in Friday night’s 44-34 win over the Doniphan-Trumbull Lady Cardinals (0-1). Blue Hill had little trouble with D-T’s halfcourt trap early in the first quarter, racing out to a 17-11 lead, that eventually led to the Cardinals falling back into a 2-3 zone for the majority of the remaining game. Blue Hill got points from 5 different players in the 2nd quarter and held a 26-20 lead at halftime.

Ariana Baland who had a game-high 11 points, had a hot 3rd quarter scoring 7 points to keep the Cards in the ballgame. Abigail Meyer, who along with Brooklyn Kohmetscher (10 points, 10 rebounds), had a double-double scoring 10 points and racking up 15 rebounds, picked up her 4th foul with 2:30, forcing her to the bench for the rest of the 3rd quarter and start of the 4th.

Down 35-29 and the 6’1 Junior Meyer on the bench, Sophie Fitz hit a 3 pointer with 7:05 left in the game to cut the lead to 35-32. Next possession Blue Hill Junior, India Mackin came down with an answer from beyond the 3 point arc to extend the lead to 38-32. With under 3 minutes left, the Lady Cardinals went back to their halfcourt trap, and with 2:15 left Kenzie Bunner found a cutting India Mackin for a layup to ice the game at 42-34. The Bobcats would go on to win 44-34.

The Bobcats got double digits from India Mackin with a game high 11 points, while Senior Kenzie Bunner added 8 points. Sophie Fitz added 9 points for Doniphan-Trumbull.

Doniphan-Trumbull will play host to St Paul on Saturday in Doniphan.

Doniphan-Trumbull cruises past Blue Hill in season opener

Dec. 4th 2020

Doniphan, Nebraska

Doniphan-Trumbull (1-0), used a stellar defensive performance to take care of Blue Hill (1-1) in their season opener in Doniphan, Nebraska. After a slow start offensively by both teams, with 5:30 left in the 1st quarter, Cardinal Junior Andrew Stock got going adding 6 quick points, adding in a Myles Sadd free throw, D-T was quickly up 7-0. With 2:32 left in the opening quarter, Blue Hill hit 3 treys, including 2 from junior MJ Coffey and 1 from Sophomore Krae Ockinga and Blue Hill led 9-7 after the first period.

The Cardinals then went on a 17-6 run in the 2nd quarter that featured 8 Blake Detamore points and 5 more for Andrew Stock. The junior duo accounted for 19 of the team’s 24 points at halftime. Doniphan Trumbull led 24-15 at half.

Head Coach Kelan Buhr had this to say about what challenges Blue Hill would present.

“Blue Hill presented a tough matchup in #33 (Coffey) and as a team they were very physical with good post presences. I feel the rebounding category was a major concern heading into the game”

But the cardinals, who were tenacious defensively, forcing 24 Bobcat turnovers, were able to overcome the size difference with speed and intensity, winning nearly every 50/50 opportunity for the rest of the game

Blake Detamore added to his hot start, with a trio of 3 pointers in the second half, finishing with a game high 17 points.

Blue Hill, who was faced with foul trouble from 2 of their seniors for most of the game, cut the lead to 12 in the 4th quarter, but the Cardinals would go on to finish strong with a 56-35 win.

Andrew Stock for D-T finished with 13 points, Ethan Smith had 8.

Blue Hill was led by Coffey with 15 points, Krae Ockinga added 7. Caleb Karr and TJ Ockinga finished with 6 and 5 points respectively, all in the 4th quarter.

Doniphan-Trumbull hosts St Paul on Saturday in Doniphan.