Giltner falls in defensive battle

Giltner's Dani Most tries to gain possession of the ball
against Sterling's Hannah Jasa (middle) and Taylor Cockerill
during their Class D-2 state semifinal game Friday in Lincoln.

LINCOLN — In Friday's Class D-2 girls basketball state semifinals matchup between Giltner and Sterling, offense was a rare commodity. After the first quarter of play, both teams were tied at 3-apiece.

Neither offenses really got out of that funk, but the game still saw two defensive-minded teams battle to the final minute.
Unfortunately for the Hornets (24-3), who trailed 21-9 early in the second half, an exciting comeback effort fell just short in a 31-28 loss.

"We had opportunities to get the ball in the hoop inside, but we just didn't quite get it done," said Giltner head coach Nancy Lockmon. "I mean, mine kids gave a heck of an effort. They got down and they came back and battled hard."

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