On Fri., Jan. 15 the Kearney High girls varsity basketball team traveled to Lincoln to take on the Southeast Knights. After a long two-hour bus ride, the Bearcats came out with fire. KHS took a 20-6 lead in the first quarter, but did not continue the offensive pace for the other three quarters. After a last second 3-pointer made by senior Skyler Snider, the Bearcats fell to the Knights 54-55.
In the first quarter of the game, Kearney High made lots of baskets. Senior Taylor Moran had 8 points in the quarter and helped the Cats to limit Southeast to 6 points.
During the second quarter, KHS slowed their offensive pace and only scored 4 points. Snider sat out for the majority of the quarter with an injury to her knee.
After halftime, the Bearcats stalled offensively some more. Snider led the team with a season average of 19 points. Moran was the second leading scorer for the Bearcats with 14 points. However, with only two Bearcats in double digits, Kearney could not keep up with the Knights.
KHS will be back in action Sat., Jan. 16 to take on the Millard North Mustangs at 5:15 p.m.