The McCook Community College Lady Indian basketball team picked up a Region IX South Sub-Region win Friday night 68-57 in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.
“Tonight was a grinder of a game,” MCC Coach Kellen Fernetti said. “We kept playing and battling and found a way to get some points on the board in the second half that propelled us to the win.”
The Lady Indians were averaging 85.9 points per contest and after enjoying a 16-9 first quarter lead only led 28-24 at the half. While the Trojans held MCC to 22 points under their scoring average, the coach was extremely pleased with his defense.
“Our defense may have been the best it's been all year,” Fernetti said. “We really guarded hard for 40 minutes. Our press was effective and we got some turnovers in the second half that helped us.”
Sophomore transfer Hailey Tiles (Rogers, Ark.) led all scorers with 24 points and made it a double-double by picking up 10 rebounds. Freshman Makenna Bodette (Colorado Springs) also had a double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds.
Sophomore Sam Hinkle, (Parachute, Colo.) scored 14 points and snagged six rebounds.
“We didn’t shoot the ball well tonight but Hailey Tiles, Makenna Bodette and Sam Hinkle scored well for us tonight,” Fernetti said. “Sometimes you have to find a way when the shots don’t fall and tonight we did.”
MCC shot 35.2 percent from the game, 22.2 percent from the 3-point line (six-for-27), and made 12 of 18 free-throw shots (66.7 percent). Trinidad shot 27.8 percent from the field, 17.9 percent from the 3-point line and 12 of 18 from the free-throw line (66.7 percent.) MCC out-rebounded the Trojans 51-44.
Trinidad falls to 12-11 on the season, and 3-4 in South Sub-region
MCC improves to 16-9 overall 4-4 in the region standings.
The Lady Indians are back at it Saturday at 2 p.m. to face Otero Junior College at home.
“This sets up a huge game vs Otero here at home and we will be excited for it,” Fernetti said.
After Saturday, the Lady Indians travel to Beatrice Monday for a 6 p.m. (women’s only) game at Southeast Community College, followed by Wednesday’s game at North Platte and then back home Saturday for a 2 p.m. game with Lamar Community College in which the sophomores will be honored. That is also the day of the Dick Driml Chili Cookoff and Veterans Appreciation Day.
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Beatrice 64, Waverly 45
Bennington 79, Ralston 47
Columbus Scotus 68, Aquinas 52
Cozad 53, McCook 45
Hastings 67, Grand Island Northwest 43
Lincoln North Star 61, Millard West 43
Lincoln Pius X 64, Grand Island 47
Millard North 60, Fremont 45
Omaha Burke 65, Millard South 29
Omaha Creighton Prep 71, Papillion-LaVista South 40
Omaha Nation 96, Santee 38
Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Iowa 76, South Sioux City 58
Valentine 56, Gordon/Rushville 51
Weeping Water 61, Cornerstone Christian 37
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Lincoln East 57, Norfolk 47
Lincoln North Star 37, Millard West 35
Lincoln Pius X 56, Grand Island 33
Millard North 61, Fremont 57, OT
Millard South 69, Omaha Burke 42
Omaha Marian 63, Papillion-LaVista South 44
Syracuse 49, Auburn 45
Lincoln Christian 52, Milford 34
Louisville 66, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 32
Bishop Neumann 46, Wahoo 42
Omaha Roncalli 56, Omaha Concordia 47
North Bend Central 53, West Point-Beemer 46, OT
O'Neill 36, Pierce 24
Columbus Lakeview 43, Boone Central/Newman Grove 33
Adams Central 35, Grand Island Central Catholic 28
Broken Bow 32, St. Paul 26
Chase County 53, Ogallala 43
Mitchell 45, Chadron 23
Yutan 41, Nebraska City Lourdes 37
Freeman 28, Southern 27
Fillmore Central 56, Superior 55
Centennial 42, Cross County 18
Oakland-Craig 62, Guardian Angels 43
Clarkson/Leigh 39, Battle Creek 34
Hartington Cedar Catholic 45, Ponca 44
Crofton 53, Ainsworth 26
Twin River 48, Burwell 32
Hastings St. Cecilia 65, Blue Hill 37
Elm Creek 35, South Loup 28
Bayard 49, Bridgeport 47
Archbishop Bergan 71, Weeping Water 49
Johnson-Brock 42, Diller-Odell 35
Heartland 45, Deshler 33
Lawrence-Nelson 49, Giltner 39
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 44, Howells/Dodge 35
Randolph 55, Pender 42
Elkhorn Valley 44, Elgin Public/Pope John 42
Hartington-Newcastle 51, North Central 38
Pleasanton 53, Central Valley 46
Axtell 42, Overton 37
Dundy County-Stratton 54, Cambridge 42
North Platte St. Patrick's 58, Brady 24
Falls City Sacred Heart 36, Sterling 24
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 46, Exeter/Milligan 31
Humphrey St. Francis 67, Spalding Academy 26
Wynot 57, Bloomfield 31
CWC 51, Ewing 29
Kenesaw 39, Red Cloud 29
Loomis 46, Bertrand 37
Maywood-Hayes Center 54, Wauneta-Palisade 34
Mullen 41, Sandhills/Thedford 25
Arthur County 34, Paxton 13
South Platte 45, Minatare 31
Cody-Kilgore 54, Sioux County 38
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California judge has signed an arrest warrant for Maurice Washington, clearing the way for the Nebraska running back to return to his home state to face charges related to his possession and distribution of a video of his former girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people in 2016.
"We expected this, and were prepared for it," Washington attorney John Ball wrote in an email Thursday. "I have also specifically confirmed that we will continue to move forward with a self-surrender, meaning that Mr. Washington will not be arrested or extradited, and that he will voluntarily appear in court in California."
Ball also said he is in discussions with the prosecutor about possible resolutions.
Washington is accused of obtaining a video of the assault from one of the perpetrators, storing it on his cellphone and sending it to the girl last March. He has been charged with a felony count of possessing a video or photograph of a person under 18 who is engaging in or simulating sexual conduct and a misdemeanor count of distributing that video without consent, leading to the person suffering emotional distress.
Washington was a star at King's Academy in Sunnyvale, California, where he met the girl and the two dated. He later attended high school in Texas.
The girl told investigators she re-connected with Washington on Instagram early last year and initiated contact to congratulate him for earning a football scholarship. Washington, in Texas at the time, then made sexual advances on the social media platform, the girl said, and he became angry when she replied she was not interested in a romantic relationship.
On March 2, she said, she received a text with the video and a message that said, "Remember this hoe (sic)?" The girl said she knew it came from Washington because the phone number was the same as the one Washington had when the two were cordial.
"This is about two young people who were once boyfriend and girlfriend in the eighth grade, and their communications years later," Ball wrote. "Without all the facts, any judgment of anything in this case is premature, and would be based only on speculation and conjecture. Mr. Washington is presumed to be innocent. He will address this case in a court of law, relying on rules of evidence and due process."
Santa Clara County prosecutor Clarissa Hamilton said from San Jose, California, that one or both of the participants in the alleged assault were prosecuted in juvenile court. The charge or charges were unknown because juvenile records are sealed.
College Park, Md. - Nicea Eliely scored a season-high 18 points, but it was not enough to overcome Maryland's 16-0 run in the final 3:06 of the third quarter, as the No. 7 Terrapins ran to an 89-63 win over the Huskers at the Xfinity Center on Thursday night.
Nebraska trailed 51-43 after a three-pointer by Kayla Mershon capped a string of seven straight points by the freshman. But with 3:06 left Maryland's Brianna Fraser scored and drew a foul. That was the start of a 16-0 run to end the quarter to put the game out of reach.
Nebraska, which slipped to 6-8 in the Big Ten and 11-14 overall, got 11 points from Sam Haiby off the bench.
Kaila Charles led five Terrapins in double figures with 22 points, while Blair Watson pumped in 17 points and Fraser added 14 points off the bench. Stephanie Jones and Shakira Austin both pitched in 10 points to help Maryland improve to 23-2 overall and 12-2 in the Big Ten.
For the game, Nebraska hit 39.3 percent (22-56) of its shots from the field, including 7-of-16 threes (.438), while hitting 12-of-20 at the free throw line. The Huskers out-rebounded Maryland 42-41, but Maryland forced 19 turnovers by Nebraska while committing just eight of its own in the game. The Terps outscored the Huskers 19-2 in points off turnovers.
Maryland hit 42.9 percent (30-70) of its shots, including 6-of-15 threes (.400) and 23-of-31 free throws (.742).
Maryland jumped to a 9-0 lead in the game's first 2:05 and took its biggest lead of the first half at 15-4 with 3:05 left in the opening period, before Nebraska rallied. The Huskers trimmed the Terp margin to 22-15 at the end of the quarter, then pulled within 29-26 after an 11-4 surge over a four-minute span that started with back-to-back threes by Eliely and ended with a three-pointer from Taylor Kissinger with 4:42 left in the half.
Maryland responded to push the margin back to seven at 41-34 at halftime. Eliely led the Huskers with 12 first-half points, including 10 in the second quarter, while Haiby added seven points. Kate Cain contributed four points, five rebounds, four blocks and two assists in the opening 20 minutes.
In the half, Nebraska hit 44.4 percent (12-27) of its shots, including 6-of-10 threes, while adding 4-of-6 free throws. The Huskers out-rebounded Maryland 20-18 in the half and blocked six shots as a team.
Maryland responded by shooting 42.9 percent (15-35) in the half, including 2-of-7 threes. The Terps also hit 9-of-12 free throws. First-quarter turnovers set the tone in the first half for Maryland, as the Terrapins forced eight first-quarter turnovers by Nebraska and turned those mistakes into eight points. The Huskers committed just three turnovers in the second quarter. Maryland turned the ball over just three times in the half.
Fraser led Maryland with nine points off the bench in the half, while Watson added eight points. Austin and Charles both contributed seven first-half points, while Jones pitched in six points.
The Huskers return home to battle another top-25 team on Sunday, when Nebraska takes on Michigan State. Tip-off between the Big Red and the No. 24 Spartans is set for 3 p.m., and tickets are available now at Huskers.com.
Lincoln – James Palmer Jr. knocked down a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining to lift the Nebraska men’s basketball team to a 62-61 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena
In a game that featured nine ties and 12 lead changes, Nebraska led for much of the second half before Minnesota used a 6-0 run to take a 61-59 lead with less than a minute to play. The Gophers led by one with under 30 seconds on the clock when Isaiah Roby made the defensive play of the game, drawing a charge from Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy to give the ball back to Nebraska with 18 seconds remaining. On Nebraska’s first chance to win the game, Thomas Allen had his shot blocked out of bounds. On the ensuing inbound, Palmer caught the ball on the baseline, pumped fake, and drew a foul on Amir Coffey to set up his game-winning free throws.
Palmer, who scored 10 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, was 8-of-10 at the line on the night, including 3-of-4 in the final minute. In addition to Palmer’s big night, Glynn Watson Jr. erupted for 19 points, just one shy of his season high. While Palmer and Watson combined for 43 of the Huskers’ 62 points, Allen added seven points and a career-high nine rebounds in his return to the starting lineup, while Roby had six points, four rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks.
The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for Nebraska, improved to 14-11 on the season and moved to 4-10 in Big Ten Conference play. Nebraska shot 50 percent from the field, its first time hitting more than 40 percent of its shot in six games. Minnesota (16-9, 6-8 Big Ten) got a double-double from Murphy with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Daniel Oturu added 16 points and Amir Coffey – who had a career-high 32 points in the first meeting with Nebraska – chipped in 11 points.
Nebraska shot 52 percent in the first half, but still trailed by one, 31-30, heading into the locker room. Palmer started off the game for the Huskers with a driving layup for the game’s first points, but his bucket was followed by a 5:14 scoring slump. During the scoreless stretch, Minnesota scored 10 straight points during a 15-2 run that gave the Gophers a 11-point lead seven minutes into the game.
Minnesota maintained its 11-point lead midway through the period, but Nebraska cut the lead to seven before Palmer used a personal 8-0 run to give the Huskers a 22-21 lead with 6:34 left in the half. The teams traded baskets the rest of the half, with Dupree McBrayer hitting a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to play in the half to give Minnesota the halftime advantage. as Minnesota tacked on ten straight points to go up 10-2 heading into the under 16-minute media timeout.
The Huskers then came out red hot to begin the second half as Allen took the lead right back for the Huskers with a 3-pointer from the top of the key just 14 seconds into the period. Behind consecutive 3-pointers from Watson and Palmer, Nebraska scored nine of the first 10 points of the second half to build a seven-point advantage, its largest lead of the game.
The Gophers answered with nine straight points to take a 44-41 lead with 14 minutes remaining. But Nebraska bounced back, holding Minnesota without a field goal for more than four minutes, which allowed the Huskers to open up a 51-48 lead with 8:12 to play.
Minnesota fought back to tie the game at 53, but Nebraska built the lead back to four at 59-55 with 3:43 left. The Huskers did not make a basket over the final 4:06, which allowed Minnesota to regain its late lead. Five of Nebraska’s seven points in the final five minutes came at the free-throw line, with Palmer accounting for all five free throws, including the game-winner.
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Omaha Brownell-Talbot 46, Conestoga 43
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Omaha Gross Catholic 56, Omaha Duchesne Academy 46
Elkhorn 49, Elkhorn South 45, 2OT
Waverly 49, Platteview 43
South Sioux City 62, Columbus 39
North Platte 50, Lexington 27
Auburn 49, Falls City 30
Syracuse 44, Fairbury 32
Louisville 64, Conestoga 23
Omaha Brownell-Talbot 55, Ashland-Greenwood 47
Adams Central 58, Kearney Catholic 57, OT
Grand Island Central Catholic 54, Minden 23
Broken Bow 39, Centura 23
St. Paul 53, Ord 52
Chase County 55, Hershey 44
Ogallala 44, Gothenburg 33
Fillmore Central 65, Sutton 43
Superior 56, Thayer Central 44
Blue Hill 47, Wood River 30
Hastings St. Cecilia 52, Doniphan-Trumbull 29
Elm Creek 53, Amherst 43
South Loup 44, Southern Valley 23
Archbishop Bergan 63, Cedar Bluffs 17
Weeping Water 57, Omaha Christian Academy 27
Howells/Dodge 50, Fullerton 27
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 56, Nebraska Christian 39
Central Valley 26, Ansley-Litchfield 24
Pleasanton 66, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 35
Axtell 55, Alma 42
Overton 50, Elwood 44
Falls City Sacred Heart 48, Parkview Christian 16
Sterling 53, Mead 25
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 65, Nebraska Lutheran 35
Exeter/Milligan 48, Dorchester 41
Humphrey St. Francis 64, St. Edward 20
Spalding Academy 47, Riverside 36
Hampton 72, Kenesaw 40
Red Cloud 35, Silver Lake 32
Mullen 58, McPherson County 18
Sandhills/Thedford 41, Anselmo-Merna 30
The McCook Community College softball team took advantage of favorable weather Wednesday afternoon and picked up a pair of wins over Northwest Kansas Technical College taking the first game 10-8 and the second game 9-1.
“Overall it is always good to get two wins because wins aren’t free,” MCC Coach Josh Barnes said. “We definitely did not have our best today. Too many mental errors that lead to physical errors.”
The Lady Indians rallied from an 8-6 deficit in the bottom of the fifth inning of the first game to tie the score then scored two runs in the sixth to make a winner of sophomore Shae Muggridge, (Perth, Western Australia) who transferred to MCC from NWKT.
“We did just enough in game one to steal a win,” Barnes said.
A Jade Holland’s (Effingham, Kan.) first-inning home run staked the Indians to a first-inning lead they never relinquished in the second game to back the five-hit-pitching of Freshman Etta Van Burgsteden, (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) who shut down the Mavericks the rest of the way.
“Etta threw really well. We needed that from her,” Barnes said. “Now it’s time to take a small break then get back to work.”
MCC is 3-5 and is scheduled to take on Colby Community College at the Jaycees Sports Complex Feb. 20. then to Garden City Feb. 23.
The Mavericks fall to 0-4 on the year.
GAME 1 – McCook CC 10, NWKT 8: Tied 8-8, Lili Belton (Pleasant Hill, Calif.) doubled to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning. One out later, sophomore Chanel Siebenthal’s (Lakewood, Colo.) RBI double drove home the eventual game-winner and sophomore Isabel Serna (Roy, Utah) delivered an RBI single for the final MCC run.
MCC came out with a five-run first inning to lead 5-1 and made it a 6-3 score in the second before the Mavericks scored three in the fourth to tie the game and two in the fifth to lead 8-6. The Lady Indians tied the game on straight singles from Jerusha Miner (Gunnison Velley, Utah), Serna, and Sydney McArthur, (Washington, Utah), followed by a walk and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Sieara Price (Greeley Colo.)
Freshman Sarah Willier (Ponoka, Alberta) pitched the first four innings giving up five earned runs on seven hits and a walk before Muggridge came on to hurl the final three frames, allowing two earned runs on two hits, a walk. Willier struck out five Mavericks and Muggridge two.
The top three hitters in the MCC batting order of Siebenthal, Miner and Serna, went a combined 10-for-12 scoring seven and batting in seven. Siebenthal had a pair of doubles, a single and scored three runs. Miner went three-for-four with a double, two singles and three driven in while Serna went four-for-four with three RBI and two runs scored.
MCC also got doubles from Belton and Aubri Ross (Cambridge).
GAME 2 – McCook CC 9, NWKT 1: After surrendering an unearned run in the first inning, Van Burgsteden took charge of the game on the MCC mound, going six innings allowing the one unearned run on five hits. She struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.
After the Lady Indians took the 2-1 lead on the Hollands first-inning homer, Miner and Hollands doubled and singled to start the third inning and Miner came home on a sacrifice fly from McArthur.
Miner’s two-run double helped ignite the four run fifth inning and the Lady Indians put the game away with the run-rule in the sixth on a Taylor Ford (McCook) single and Maverick error.
MCC had 13 hits including three from Hollands and Miner and two each from Serna and Ford.
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COLBY, Kan. – The McCook Community College baseball team dropped an 11-0 decision to Colby Community College Wednesday in six innings. The Trojans out-hit the Indians 11-3.
None of the four Indian pitchers were able to keep Colby off the scoreboard.
The Trojans struck for three runs in the bottom of the first inning off freshman starting pitcher Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli (Austin, Texas) and added two more in the third. In his three innings of work he allowed five runs on five hits and a walk. He fanned three.
Isaac Vargas (Greeley, Colo.), pitched the fourth, and gave up three runs on four hits. He struck out three.
Yasnier Laureano (Anderson, S.C.), pitched the fifth inning, giving up one run on two hits and three walks.
Braden Babcock (Oshawa, Ontario), pitched the sixth, and surrendered a pair of earned runs on two hits.
Offensively, only six hitters reached base; three via hit, two by walks and one who was hit by a pitch. A first inning-double from Ricardo Jimenez (Hialeah, Fla.), was the only extra-base hit. The other singles came from sophomores Beau Hawley (Greeley, Colo.) and Parker Kretzel (Thornton, Colo.).
This weekend the Indians, (now 2-3), are scheduled to travel to Labette Community College for a doubleheader Saturday and a single-game Sunday.
The first scheduled home game is set for Feb. 27 against Northeast Community College in a doubleheader at 2 p.m.
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A make-up date for the basketball games postponed Monday has been set and Wednesday’s baseball game scheduled for home will be moved to Colby.
The women’s and men’s basketball games postponed Monday against Central Community College will be played Feb. 26 at the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center with the women’s game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the men to follow at approximately.
“Sophomore Night” which is usually on the final home game of the year will continue as originally scheduled Feb. 23 against Lamar Community College with games at 2 and 4 p.m.
Because of the recent weather conditions, MCC is unable to ready the baseball field for Wednesday’s scheduled home-opener, so the Indians and Colby Community College will play the game in Colby.
MCC softball is still scheduled to open the home season Wednesday in a doubleheader with Northwest Kansas Technical College starting at 1 p.m.
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