Basketball in basketball net.

Below are the coaches' summaries of the games against Tri-Plains/Brewster last Friday.

'The Lady Huskies took to the road to take on the Tri-Plains/Brewster Titans in Winona. The Lady Huskies came out fast and aggressive against the Titans with full-court pressure that the Titans did not have an answer for. The Huskies moved the ball effectively and found open shots that were falling all night. Austyn Cox returned from an illness and Mary Baird returned from an ankle injury that had kept her out multiple weeks helping the Huskies on both ends of the floor. Shaylee Vsetecka stepped up as the leading scorer on the night and had a career night with 17 points. After a 41-12 lead going into halftime, the Huskies cooled off in the third quarter before getting the defense charged back up for the fourth quarter and slamming the door on any attempt at a comeback by the Titans. The 30 point running clock rule took effect in the 4th quarter and the bench cleared for the JV girls to finish out the night. The final score of the game was 61-30. Scoring for the Huskies: Shaylee Vsetecka- 17, Delaney Sides- 13, Austyn Cox- 10, Mary Baird- 9, Braxton Cox- 8, Stephanie Whitney- 4.

The JV Lady Huskies started off the night’s action with a thrilling game against the Titans that was only supposed to be 2 quarters but ended up having an extra 4 minutes of action. The 1st quarter saw both teams struggle to get anything working on the offensive end and sort of figure each other out in the second quarter. The Lady Huskies put up some shots toward the end of the second quarter that, from this coach’s perspective, should have been given free throw opportunities and were not. In the four-minute overtime, the Titans were able to do just enough to pull out their first win of the season. The final score of the game was 11-12. Scoring for the Huskies: Angel Joppa- 6, Haley Hansen and Daynah Bailey- 2 apiece, Tatum Lentz- 1.'

'The Northern Valley boys advanced their winning streak to 16-1 on Friday, Feb. 11.  The Huskies shot the lights out in Winona, Kansas and held a three-point shooting clinic while defeating the Titans 80-52. "This may have been our best outing of the season," Head Coach Kevin Sides said of his team's road win over Triplains/Brewster.  "We shot the ball really well."  Sides reported his team's game stats as: 40% 2 pt. Fieldgoals (FG) /41% 3 pt. FG / 70 % free-throw pts.  "We also out-rebounded the Titans by 11, and only committed seven turnovers.  It is very encouraging to be playing this well at this time of the year." Quarter scores were as follows for N.V. / Triplains/Brewster: 22-17/ 20-12/ 31-14/ 7-9.  The Huskies' halftime lead of 42-29 was greatly extended by their extraordinary three-point shooting in the third quarter. Introduced into the NCAA college basketball league in 1986, the three point shot was adopted by most high school basketball programs in 1987.  In the third quarter of Friday night's matchup, N.V. Senior Eric Loya stepped behind the 19-foot 9-inch arc in Winona and drained five three-pointers while Bailey Sides and Drew Schemper each made a trey.  All but two of the Huskies' baskets from the field were made from three-point land - in the third quarter alone. Eric Loya's hot hand earned him 21 points for the Huskies. Bailey Sides followed with 17 points; Jeremiah Hansen, 16; Kenton Thalheim, 13; Foster Brands, 7; Drew Schemper, 5; and Gabe Rudd, 1.

 During two quarters of junior varsity basketball action, Assistant Husky Coach Glenn Brands led his team to a 33-10 victory. Scoring for Northern Valley's J.V.: Drew Schemper led with 14; Gabe Rudd tallied 9 points; Brody Preston, 6; Caden Lowry, 2; and Aaron Henrickson, 2. The Huskies will host the Saint Francis Indians in Almena on Tuesday, Feb. 15 for their next basketball matchup.'