Friday, February 17, 2017

UPDATE: Girls Basketball Season Ends With Loss To No. 2 Falls City SH

Photo courtesy of Faye Weber Photography

UPDATE FROM WILBER: The DHS girls basketball team's season has come to an end after the Longhorns lost in the finals of the D2-1 subdistrict tourney.  The state's No. 2 team in Class D2, Falls City Sacred Heart, pulled away from DHS for a 57-24 win with an 18-point second quarter. Baylee Velder had 10 points for the Longhorns.

The Lady 'Horns end the season with a 11-13 record.

On Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, the DHS girls basketball team shocked the Nebraska high school basketball world by upsetting local powerhouse Exeter-Milligan (18-5), ranked No. 3 in Class D-2.  The final tally was 59-57 at the Class D2-1 subdistrict competition held at Wilber-Clatonia High School.

The district final will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, as DHS will go against the state's No. 2 Class D-2 team, Falls City Sacred Heart, which is 22-1 on the season.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports:

The Dorchester girls basketball team knocked off No. 3 Exeter-Milligan 59-57 thanks to a strong start in the Class D2-1 subdistrict semifinals Tuesday at Wilber-Clatonia High School.

The Longhorns led by seven at halftime before the Timberwolves took a one point lead to end the third quarter. Dorchester buckled down on defense and held Exeter-Milligan to just eight points in the final period. Makenna Bird and Jacee Weber each had 13 points to lead Dorcheser and Sydney Hall scored 12 points for the Timberwolves.

In the opening game, No. 2 Falls City Sacred Heart clamped down on defense in the second half, allowing just 12 points, for a 52-27 win. Randee Witt scored 12 points while Alexis Barnes, Jade Hill and Haylee Heits each had 11 points.


February has not been kind to the Dorchester High School girls basketball team.

The DHS girls basketball team suffered a five-game skid to close its regular season.  

Of those five losses, four were losses by four points or fewer.

The Lady 'Horns are now 10-12 this season and now must find a way to win in a very difficult district tourney or their season is over.

Here is a look at the Lady 'Horns last five games of the season.  Prior to these games, the DHS girls had a 10-7 record:

Feb. 2: Lost to Nebraska Lutheran   34-38  
Feb. 3: Lost to Giltner                    47-50  
Feb. 6: Lost to Cross County           41-45   
Feb. 7: Lost to Hampton                 38-67 
Feb. 10: Lost to McCool Junction    40-41

To keep the season going, DHS will have to find a way to win at their Class D2-1 district tournament at Wilber Tuesday night.  That's when DHS will take on powerhouse Exeter-Milligan (18-5) at 7:15 p.m.

The district final will be 6:30 Thursday.  Falls City Sacred Heart, which is 21-1 on the season, is also in the tournament.


  1. "He/she who has nothing to lose has everything to gain."


  2. Congratulations Lady Longhorns!!! When the going gets tough, the tough Lady Horns get going!!!!

  3. To the girls of the orange & black,

    You are not only representing your school and town well, you are also inspiring the girls in grades kindergarten through 8th grade to aim higher. Nice work.

    North side resident


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