2012-2013 Basketball Schedule and Results
Cats are Sub-District Champs - District Final Runner-Up
Lady Cats (14-8), season is complete (Sub-District Runner-Ups);
Bobcats (19-6), season is complete (Sub-District Champs; District Runner-Ups)
THAT WAS THAT
Hemingford scratched and clawed through sub-districts, and then played a decent game in the district final against North Platte St. Pat's, bur fell (43-51) 2012-2013 was a very strong season for both Hemingford squads.
THIS IS IT (Part III)
Sub-District Finals - Purple and Gold vs. the Hometown Red and White; Bridgeport vs Hemingford, all before an overflow crowd at Gering High School, site of many season ending games for Hemingford.
Life is good. The Cats finally triumphed (49-43) by hanging around after falling behind by nine points in the second quarter to a team that had beaten them twice this season, each time by just two points.
Bridgeport features some great young players, just as Hemingford does, but had the Cat's number this year in regular season, and in the Conference Tourney. The Cats took the third meeting over the Dogs by hustling on defense, maintaining their composure on offense, and hitting most of their free-throws.
Parents, Grandparents, and other Bobcat Fans stayed a while after the game congratulating the players and the coaches, and each other, trying to think when the last District Final game might have been for Hemingford in Boy's Basketball. 10-12 years was the average guess.
It's good to be back.
THIS IS IT (Part II)
The Bobcats Boys staved off elimination at the hands of the hot-shooting Bayard Tigers, squeaking by (45-39) in Sub-District play. The Cats will next take on nemesis Bridgeport in the Sub-Finals, Thursday, February 21st at 7PM in GERING. The Bulldogs have downed the Cats twice this season, each time by two points. A win by the Cats in the Sub-Final would be sweet.
THIS IS IT !
The girls edged Bayard by one point (32-31), led by Senior Kelsy Wood, who passed the 1,000 point career mark, but fell by three (34-37) to Bridgeport to end their solid (14-8) season.
The boys played well in a 62-31 win over Crawford to end the regular season, and will next face Bayard for the fourth time this season in the first round at Sub-Districts. If the Cats prevail, they will tangle one more time with Bridgeport in the sub-district finals, a team that Hemingford has fallen two points short of twice this season. GO CATS!
ONE WEEK LEFT IN THE 2012-2013 SEASON
Great upset for the girls as they handled visiting Kimball (13-3) with an intense 39-36 victory as they enter sub-districts vs. the Bayard girls. The Girls JV team fell, but finished the season (7-7). The boys JV team ran its record to (11-3) with a big win over Kimball, but the Bobcat Varsity Boys could not buy a basket, as they fell to (16-5) with a 28-56 loss to (17-1) Kimball.
The Cats and Lady Cats took care of business Tuesday on Parent's Night, sweeping Morrill. Next up will be a tall order, as the C-1 Kimball Girls (13-3) and Boys (14-1) come to Hemingford. The Kimball Girls were this year's WTC Tourney Runner-Up, and the Kimball Boys won their Seventh straight WTC Tourney Championship. These will also be the final home games in Hemingford for the 2012-2013 Season. Be sure and come to show your support! The marathon begins at 2PM on the 8th of February, with Girls JV, then BJV, followed by the Girls Varsity and then the Boys Varsity.
Of course there remains just one week in the Girls Regular season, and then Sub-Districts will occur. The boys have an additional week remaining. Both teams will have games at home against Morrill on Tuesday, February 5th, followed by home tilts against the tough Kimball Longhorns on Friday, February 8th.
The Boys finish their regular season playing at Crawford on the 15th, with the girls into sub-districts at Gering High School. ( Feb. 12 and 14) with the boys in Gering for Subs on Feb. 19 and 21.
TWO WEEKS LEFT IN SEASON
The Lady Cats had a great first quarter against Gordon-Rushville, leading by 13 points, but suffered through a scoreless second quarter. Freethrows were also a big issue, with the Ladies making only (11-28), and dropping their first-round WTC game 40-43
The Boys dropped an OT thriller to Bridgeport (51-53) (the second loss to the Bulldogs in a (15-4) season in the WTC Semi-Finals, but rebounded with their third win over Bayard to take third in the Conference Tourney.
The Boys were able to stay ahead of the quick, hard-playing Mustangs from Gordon-Rushville, pulling away a little more each quarter to move into the WTC semi-finals at WNCC against Bridgeport, a team that beat (14-3) Hemingford back in December.
Both Hemingford teams had earned the right to host first-round games, coincidentally with teams from the same towns, as the Lady Mustangs and Mustangs from Gordon-Rushville came to Hemingford on Thursday, January 31st.
THREE WEEKS LEFT IN SEASON
On January 29th, Hemingford swept three games from Minatare, with the Boys JV team winning 46-26; the Girls Varsity winning 69-12, and the Boys Varsity taking a tough contest from (9-5) Minatare by a 55-38 count.
FOUR WEEKS LEFT IN SEASON:
The Lady Cats and the Bobcats had a great week, both winning varsity games against Bayard, Hay Springs, and Edgemont. Minatare came to town on Tuesday, January 29th to test the two teams just before the annual Western Trails Conference Tourney kicked off.