The Neligh-Oakdale basketball teams went 1-1 in Atkinson on Tuesday night.
West Holt edged the Lady Warriors, 48-36, but the Neligh-Oakdale boys outlasted the Huskies, 58-53.
The Lady Warriors trailed by just 2 points heading into the final quarter, but West Holt outscored them 18-8 in the fourth to hand them the 12-point loss.
Hallie Knutson led the team with 8 points, followed by Heather Pellatz with 7. Click here for stats.
In the boys game, the Warriors and Huskies traded buckets back and forth. Just when it looked like the Warriors were going to pull away in the final quarter, West Holt went on a run to tie up the game. The Warriors hit some key free throws at the end of the contest to secure the win.
"Good win to start the week," Coach Frank Gade said. "We are looking forward to the NVC and the little bit of time off we have before it starts."
Tyson Belitz was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 21 points, followed by Grant White with 17. Click here for full stats.
NVC Tournament action begins this Saturday. The N-O girls and boys will both take on EPPJ in Stuart. Girls will play at 4:15 p.m. and the boys at 6 p.m. Click here for the complete brackets.
Boys scores by quarter: N-O 14 25 6 13 - 58 WH 13 20 2 18 - 53