CLARKSON — Kaegan Held and Halee Steffensmeier led the Clarkson/Leigh girls to a thrilling 53-48 double-overtime win Thursday over Howells-Dodge in a consolation game of the East Husker Conference Tournament.
The duo combined for 36 points with Held scoring a game-high 20 points and Steffensmeier adding 16.
Erin Prusa led the Jaguars with 13 points.
Howells-Dodge (11-10) led for much of the first half, including 12-11 after the first quarter and 25-21 at halftime. The Patriots’ defense locked in as they chipped away in the second half.
Clarkson/Leigh (13-6) only gave up 23 points total in the second half and two overtime periods. It was 35-32 after the third quarter and the teams were knotted at 42-all at the end of regulation. It was still tied at 46 going to the second overtime, where the Patriots outscored Howells-Dodge 7-2 to get the win.
Clarkson/Leigh plays Tuesday at Logan View/Scribner-Snyder.
Twin River 32
HUMPHREY — The Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family girls topped Twin River 42-32 on Thursday in a consolation game of the East Husker Conference Tournament.
The Bulldogs (17-4) used a strong first half to distance themselves from the Titans (13-7), then held on in the second half. H/LHF led 12-4 after the first quarter and 24-12 at halftime. Twin River outscored the Bulldogs in the second half, but could only make up a couple of points on the scoreboard.
Brittney Veik scored 13 points to lead H/LHF. Taya Beller added nine points and Allanah chipped in eight.
Halle Konz led Twin River with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Gabi Wieck finished with 11.
The Titans play Tuesday at Class C-2, No. 4 Stanton before Twin River and H/LHF wrap up the regular season against each other on Thursday.
Raymond Central 48,
Cross County 44
RAYMOND — The Cross County girls held Raymond Central in check in the first quarter Thursday, but the Mustangs’ offense rolled the rest of the way in a 48-44 home victory over the Cougars.
Cross County (10-9) led 10-4 after the first quarter, but Raymond Central (8-11) came roaring back to take a 24-21 lead at the break. The Mustangs opened a 37-29 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Cougars tried to rally in the fourth quarter, but came up short.
Maddie Portwine led Cross County with 13 points while Savanah Anderson added 11 points.
The Cougars play Saturday at High Plains.
DC West 52,
VALLEY — The Schuyler boys' losing streak hit double digits Thursday with a 52-37 road loss to Douglas County West.
The Warriors (3-14) still have not won a game since 2017.
It was a defensive struggle until DC West (9-10) scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to pull away. The teams were knotted at 7-all after the first quarter. The Falcons led 19-13 at halftime and 27-21 after three quarters.
Max Johnson scored a game-high 13 points for DC West. Auston Hall scored 10 points to lead Schuyler and Jakub Langemeier added nine.
The Warriors host Ralston on Thursday.