In two very physical games, Neligh-Oakdale went 1-1 against Bloomfield on Friday night.
The Lady Warriors fell, 49-31, in the first contest, while the N-O boys downed the Bees in the final game, 51-35.
The girls game started off close, as Neligh-Oakdale was tied up 4-4 for a good portion of the first quarter. The Lady Bees took a 9-4 lead at the end of the first and continued to add to their lead through the remaining quarters to come out on top.
Trinity Kurpgeweit led the Lady Warriors with 13 points and 6 rebounds, followed by Paige Furstenau with 7 points, Bailey Frey with 4 points and 4 assists, Brooke Frey with 3 points, Claire Whitesel with 2 points, and Rachel Higgins with 2 steals.
N-O 4 6 11 10 31
Bloom 9 10 14 16 49
In boys action, Neligh-Oakdale came out dominant fashion, leading 16-1 after the first quarter of play. The Bees came alive in the second and third quarters, but it wasn't enough to overcome the early deficit and they eventually fell to the Warriors.
Hunter Charf led the Warriors with 15 points and 3 steals, followed by Cole Belitz with 14 points and 5 assists and Austin Rice's double-double, 13 points, 14 rebounds and 3 steals. Julien Hearn added 7 points and Tucker Knust 2 points.
N-O 16 10 8 17 51
Bloom 1 12 12 10 35
The Lady Warriors will take on Niobrara-Verdigre on Tuesday night. The JV girls will tip off at 6:15 p.m. in Niobrara, followed by the varsity girls. There is no boys game.
Next week, the Neligh-Oakdale boys and girls will play in the Shoot Out on the Elkhorn Holiday Tournament in Wisner Dec. 28-30. The girls will take on Wisner-Pilger on Dec. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the north gym, followed by the boys vs Wisner-Pilger at 7 p.m. in the north gym.