Braves LNI quarter final action
by Ross DuBray
After jumping out to a 25-17 first half lead over the Lady Crusaders of Red Cloud, the Lady Braves were outscored 23-16 in the second half by Red Cloud. After pulling within one point with a minute left to play, Cassidy Hollow Horn dropped in two from the outside to put the Lady Braves up by three. Red Cloud turned the ball over on the next possession but a steal and a basket by Christi Sioux Bob pulled the Lady Crusaders back within one point. With five seconds left the Lady Braves held of f Red Cloud as time expired sending C-EB to the semifinals against Crow Creek. Marquel Shepherd led C-EB with 10 points, Nelly Dupris and Kaleb Shepherd both finished with seven each.
C-EB boys jumped out to a 9-6 lead on the Crusaders before Red Cloud went on 15 to 0 run on the Braves to head into halftime with a 40-28 lead over the Braves. The Braves fought back in the second half but couldn’t cut into the Crusaders 12 point lead and lost to the Crusaders 64-52. Xavier Norris led the Braves in scoring finishing with a double-double, netting 29 points and 13 rebounds. The Braves face Todd County in the Consolation bracket.