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Nemaha Central Girls and Boys Sweep in Nemaha County Rivalry
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

Just 12 miles separates Nemaha Central and Centralia high schools and Friday night they met on the basketball floor in Seneca with the Thunder sweeping the night with a 59-33 win in the girl’s game and a 64-48 victory in the boy’s.

Girls: Nemaha Central 59, Centralia 33

After a slow start by both sides in the girl’s game with Nemaha Central leading 7-5 after the first quarter, the Thunder exploded in the second with senior Cassidy Corby scoring 17 points in the quarter to push the lead up to 28-14 at the half.

The Thunder extended their lead to 24 points going into the fourth quarter with sophomore Addy Holthaus notching six points in the quarter to put the game away.

Nemaha Central (3-0) forced 23 turnovers in the game and shot 17-of-22 from the free throw line led by Corby who finished with a game-high 19 points while senior Riley Rottinghaus added 10.

Centralia (1-1) was led by Abbie Flentie who finished with 13 points.

Next up for Nemaha Central is a road game at Hiawatha on Tuesday while Centralia travels to Washington County.

Nemaha: Cassidy Corby – 19, Riley Rottinghaus – 10, Ella Larkin – 7, Addy Holthaus – 7, Hannah Macke – 6, Cassidy Rethman – 5, Taryn Ganstrom – 3, Kari Heideman – 2.

Centralia: Abbie Flentie – 13, Avery Deters – 7, Sarah Koch – 6, Allie Weyer – 3, Lena Haverkamp – 2, Hailie Domann – 2.

Boys: Nemaha Central 64, Centralia 48

From start to finish the Nemaha Central boys were dominant on offense and rolled to a 64-48 win over Centralia.

The Thunder raced out to a 30-14 lead after the first quarter led by senior Landen Baker who knocked down three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the quarter.

Nemaha Central’s lead extended to 17 going into halftime behind six points from junior Marcus Beck including a monster two-handed dunk.

The Thunder put the game away in the third quarter forcing five Centralia turnovers to push their lead to 21 points going into the fourth quarter.

Nemaha Central forced 19 turnovers in the game and had four guys in double-figures led by 14 points from Landen Baker and Kurtis Beck while Marcus Beck added 13 and Zac Kramer 11.

Centralia was led in scoring by Trenton Talley who had a career-high 17 points while Raef Osterhaus added 13.

Next up for Nemaha Central is a road game at Hiawatha on Tuesday while Centralia will have Tuesday off.

Nemaha: Landen Baker – 14, Kurtis Beck – 14, Marcus Beck – 13, Zac Kramer – 11, Carter Lutz – 8, Cole Hermesch – 2, Parker Wilhelm – 2.

Centralia: Trenton Talley – 17, Raef Osterhaus – 13, Presley Bowers – 9, Colton Weyer – 3, Marcus Heinen – 2, Brock Reinecke – 2, Ian Haverkamp – 2.

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