The Neligh-Oakdale girls basketball team proved defense does win ball games. After all, the Lady Warriors held Osmond to just one point in the final stanza Tuesday night to rally for the 33-30 win and claim their first victory of the season.
The boys team made it a varsity sweep for the Warriors with a 60-42 win, handing Osmond just its fourth loss of the season.
In the girls game, Neligh-Oakdale outscored the Tigers 9-3 in the second quarter to take a two-point advantage into halftime. But Osmond came out firing on all cylinders to outscore the Warriors 2-1 in the third quarter for the 29-23 advantage heading into the fourth.
That's when the Warrior defense came up big once again and put the breaks on the Tigers, limiting Osmond to just one point. With both teams thirsty for their first victory of the season, the Warriors came up with the win.
Neligh-Oakdale will make another road trip Thursday when they play Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family at Lindsay.
Girls N-O 6 9 8 10 - 33 Osmond 10 3 16 1 - 30
Boys N-O 18 10 19 13 - 60 Osmond 15 6 12 9 - 42 Tyson Belitz led the Warriors with 25 points, followed by Grant White with 13 and Alex Kerkman with 9. Click here for complete game stats.