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The Neligh-Oakdale girls and boys basketball teams swept St. Mary's in O'Neill on Tuesday night.
The Lady Warriors edged out St. Mary's, 41-39, for their first win of the season, while the boys downed the Cardinals, 55-28, to improve their record to 4-1.
In the girls game, Neligh-Oakdale jumped out to a 12-5 lead in the first quarter and held the lead until the fourth. St. Mary's outscored the Lady Warriors by three in final quarter, but it wasn't enough and N-O came out on top.
Trinity Kurpgeweit led the Lady Warriors with a double-double, 11 points and 12 rebounds on the night. Other scoring came from Paige Furstenau with 9, Bailey Frey 8, Brooke Frey 7, Jaclynn Hixson 4 and Haley Kerkman 2. Rachel Higgins led in assists with 4, and Hixson grabbed 3 steals.
N-O 12 4 12 13 41
SM 5 6 12 16 39
In boys action, the Warriors got off to a sluggish start, trailing by one at the end of the first quarter. They turned things around in the second and third quarters, holding St. Mary's to just 6 points in two quarters while draining 33 of their own. The deficit was too great for the home team to overcome, and N-O picked up its fourth win of the season in Cardinal territory.
Austin Rice earned a double-double in the game, posting an equal 10 points and 10 rebounds. Leading the Warrior scoring was Cole Belitz with 21 points. Others finding the bucket were Julien Hearn with 14 points, Nate Buck 5, Hunter Charf 3, and Logan McConnell 2. Belitz also led N-O in steals, swiping 5 in the game.
N-O 11 16 17 11 55
SM 12 2 4 10 28
Neligh-Oakdale will travel to Bloomfield on Friday to take on the Bees.