Holdrege too much for HHS girls

Hastings High's Bailey Christy looks to shoot in front of
Holdrege's Celeene Holt Friday at Hastings High.

The Hastings High girls basketball team had something going in the first 10 minutes of its game against Holdrege Friday night.

Freshman Sophia Pankratz came off the bench and provided a spark for the Tiger offense, hitting a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter, and eventually giving her team its first lead at 13-12 with a jumper 40 seconds into the second quarter.

But that's when the Class B No. 10 Dusters (3-0) turned things up, going on a 34-3 run that spanned the next two quarters en route to posting a 74-36 win at the HHS gym.

"You have to recover. In the first quarter, we did a nice job of recovering. In the second quarter, it kind of snowballed," HHS head coach Greg Mays said. "No. 1, they adjusted a little bit and we couldn't recover. No. 2, we stopped seeing the basketball, so sometimes we had girls in position but they're not making the play. The minute (Holdrege) hits a couple, we show our inexperience."

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