On Friday and Saturday nights, the Dorchester girls basketball team won their last two regular season contests of the 2015-16 season to finish two games over the .500 mark.
The wins give the 12-10 Lady Longhorns some strong momentum as they head into sub-district competition this week.
Although DHS was tripped up 30-60 by a strong Hampton team last Tuesday at home, DHS bounced back to score impressive wins against McCool Junction (50-23) on Friday and at Parkview Christian (45-20) Saturday.
The DHS girls will need to be at their best due to the stiff competition in Subdistrict D2-2, which will be played at Centennial High School.
The Lady Longhorns will face off against No. 1 seeded Exeter-Milligan (16-4) in the 6 p.m. game on Tuesday, Feb. 16. If DHS should pull off the upset, they would take on the winner of the Hampton (18-4) vs. Meridian (11-11) game at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the DHS boys basketball team (2-18), with young players and small numbers, picked up a 45-44 victory over McCool Junction this past week.
The Longhorn men will take on 8-12 Exeter-Milligan on Thursday night in Exeter to wrap up the regular season.
In other DHS sports news, congratulations to DHS' Chris Nelson. He is Omaha-bound after qualifying for the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament by capturing third place in the 182 lb. division of the Class B districts in Norfolk by pinning Angelo Lara of York in 40 seconds.
The state wrestling tournament will be held at the Centurylink Center Feb. 18-20. Click here for more information.