The Minden Whippets boys basketball team suffered its second straight heartbreaking defeat.
Minden traveled to Holdrege to take on the Dusters in their second meeting of the season with Holdrege edging the Whippets in the Minden holiday tournament.
This game was just as close with both defenses setting the tone. Minden tried to rally in the fourth period but came up a point short falling to Holdrege 38-37.
The Whippets move to 5-11 on the season entering the 2015 Southwest Conference tournament.
Nic Werner paced Minden with 13 points followed by Adam DeLaet with 12 with both players adding five rebounds. Jonathan Miller also added eight assists and three steals.
See the January 28th Courier for full article and photos.