Tri County Lady Trojans Take 3rd at H-T-R-S Holiday Classic
The Tri County girls basketball team traveled to Humboldt, NE on December 29-30 to compete in the 51st Annual H-T-R-S Holiday Classic. This was the first year Tri County participated in this tournament.
On Tuesday, the Lady Trojans opened against the host, the H-T-R-S Lady Titans. The game was close throughout, with the Lady Trojans holding a two-point lead at halftime. Unfortunately, a slow start in the second half boosted H-T-R-S to a lead, and Tri County was never able to gain it back. H-T-R-S came away with a 48-41 win and a chance to play in the championship game. In the other first round game, Pawnee City defeated Southern.
The consolation game featured a rematch of a game earlier in the year between Tri County and Southern. On December 11, Southern defeated Tri County 43-40. Playing for third place, Tri County jumped out to a 8-2 lead after the first quarter, extending it in the second to lead 20-11 going in to halftime. The Lady Trojans continued their push in the second half, outscoring Southern 10-2 in the third to hold a comfortable 30-13 lead going into the final stanza, and rolling to a 42-23 win to earn third place in the H-T-R-S Holiday Tournament.
In the third place game, Tri County was led in scoring by Haydyn Weise with 15, Josie Weise 8, Sloane Holtmeier 6, Halle Weise 4, Shae Wattjes 3, Delaney Uher 2, Miranda Vogt 2, and Madison Freese 2.