The Neligh-Oakdale basketball teams went 1-1 on the road against Bloomfield on Friday night.
Bloomfield and N-O traded shots in the first quarter of the girls game, which ended with the Lady Warriors trailing 14-9. The Queen Bees extended their lead in the second for a 30-18 halftime advantage and went on to win 66-39.
In the boys game, the Warriors used a hot-shooting first quarter to jump out to a big lead. Junior Grant White couldn't miss, scoring 23 points in the first minutes of play. Tyson Belitz added four more to give Neligh-Oakdale a 27-6 advantage heading into the second. The Warriors kept the nets blazing in the second for a 50-13 halftime lead. Every varsity player got some significant court time in the second half and a running clock started in the third quarter. Neligh-Oakdale went on to win, 64-22.
"It was nice to see the shots fall tonight," N-O Coach Frank Gade said. "Defensively, I think we have figured some things out which is allowing us play faster and, in turn, use our speed to our advantage."
White led all scorers with 29 points, missing only one shot all night. Belitz was in double digits as well, adding 17 point for N-O. Eight other Warriors got on the board: Alex Kerkman 4; Clayton Anderson and Jordon Murray 3 each; Damon Arehart, Chase Kallhoff, Chris Bentley and Pepper Marchant 2 each; and Matthew Ervin 1.