"Offensively, we moved the ball pretty well and created quite a few open looks for ourselves. Now that we are more acquainted with the speed of the game, we need to knock down a few more shots as they present themselves," N-O Coach Ron Beacom said. "Defensively, we are playing really hard. We applied better ball pressure and got our hands on a lot of passes. We need to transition better into our defense and become more consistent in checking people off the boards."
While it was disappointing to come away from the weekend without a win, Beacome said "there were certainly a lot of bright spots and a lot of potential for our team to get better."
Kristin Rice led the Lady Warriors with 8 points, followed by Kinsley Klabenes with 6; Heather Pellatz, 4; Danae Smith, 2 and Hallie Knutson, 1.
Scores by quarter:
N-O 8 7 3 3 21
EV 16 1 9 5 31
Elkhorn Valley will travel to Battle Creek today (Saturday) to play the 0-1 Lady Braves, and Neligh-Oakdale will play their third game on the road when they head to Elgin on Tuesday.