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."