GERING, Neb. – The Wheatland girls basketball squad picked up their first conference victory of the season Saturday with a 50-46 victory against the Newcastle Dogies in Wheatland.
“We are so proud of our gals for sticking with a hard-fought battle,” coach Sally Nichols said. “The odds were against our gals as up to the last minute, Newcastle had 36 opportunities at the charity stripe to Wheatland's 10. Our ladies worked extremely hard on the glass rebounding totaling 39. It was a team effort with points and rebounds as six ladies had five or more points and six gals with over five rebounds.”
Danielle Brow led the Bulldogs with 16 points, eight rebounds and five steals, while Danielle Britz had nine points and seven rebounds. Khayla Otero chipped in eight points and seven rebounds, and Jodie Stevenson added seven boards.
On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs dropped a 55-46 contest at Gering, Neb., despite 19 points, 10 steals and four rebounds from Brow.
“Our Lady Bulldogs were determined to battle against Gering on Friday night,” Nichols said. “Danielle Brow was determined and relentless on defense tallying 10 steals. Our gals did a great job of utilizing several defenses as a team. It was a great game to get our gals back to the level of intensity we need to face conference competition.”
Miranda Hanks chipped in six points and seven rebounds for Wheatland, while Otero had six points and three steals and Loren Mann contributed seven points.