The Fort Calhoun girls basketball team stayed within striking distance until the fourth period Thursday, dropping a 50-33 at Fremont Bergan.

Kennedy Bradburn's bucket to start the final quarter pulled the Pioneers within 10 once again, but the Knights improved to 10-8 after scoring 12 of the game's final 17 points. Coach Allie Schleifer's squad, meanwhile, fell to 3-17 in defeat.

Both teams started fast Thursday as they combined for 35 first-quarter points. Bergan had 19, while 3-pointers by Tessa Skelton and Rianna Wells pushed FCHS to 14.

Mackenzie Hansen added a third Pioneer 3 in the second period, but the Knights extended their lead to nine, 30-21, by halftime.

Kinsley Wimer and Bradburn ultimately led Fort Calhoun in scoring with eight points apiece. Wimer had seven rebounds, while Bradburn blocked two shots.

Bergan's Allie DeGroff and Lauren Baker scored 13 points each to lead the Knights.

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