LINCOLN — In the first quarter of its opening round game in the Class C-1 state tournament against No. 8 Lincoln Lutheran this morning, the No. 1 Minden girls basketball team established three key things: defense, rebounding, and a deadly 3-point rhythm.
Of the Whippets’ 20 first quarter points, 18 came via 3-pointers, while the team also owned a 15-3 advantage on the boards.
It was only the beginning of a dominating performance in which the Whippets (26-0) walloped the Warriors (18-8) 72-38 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
“I was really happy with the defense. I thought Rebecca Stewart did a really good job. We rebounded well and played tough,” said Minden head coach Rick Chramosta, whose team finished the game with a 39-20 rebounding advantage while also forcing 14 turnovers. “Our perimeter defense — Jenna Denney and Alison Rowse — all those kids played good.”