Pioneer girls come back to beat Cougars

Fort Calhoun wins 4th quarter 13-3


The Conestoga girls basketball team held the Fort Calhoun Pioneers' leading scorer without a bucket through three quarters Thursday in Murray.
The Cougars couldn't keep Tess Skelton down in the fourth, though.
The senior guard hit two 3-pointers and scored 10 points in the final period as FCHS earned a 33-27, come-from-behind victory in a Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament consolation game. The Pioneers improved to 8-10 with the win, while Conestoga dropped to 7-10.
Calhoun coach Marty Plum said his team's march back started during third period, however, when forward Kylie Perfetti scored her own pair of long-range buckets.
“We were really struggling to score and her couple of baskets just gave us a huge energy boost,” he said.
The Pioneers took advantage of that newfound offensive success and put the positive momentum toward defense.
“Our pressure really bother them after that and we were able to make just enough plays to pull out the win,” Plum said.
Perfetti finished with those six points, while Dala Drowne added seven.
Lindee Watson, meanwhile, scored a game-high 12 for the Cougars in defeat.
FCHS next plays 6 p.m. today at Washington County neighbor Arlington.

Fort Calhoun girls basketball


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