Minden’s girls defeated Holdrege 49-26 on January 20 at Holdrege boosting the Whippets to 13-3. Minden will go into the Southwest Conference tournament as the second seeded team. Other seeds: 1)Gothenburg, 3) Broken Bow, 4) Ogallala, 5) Valentine, 6) Ainsworth, 7) McCook, 8) Cozad, 9) Holdrege.
Minden opens the tourney at home vs, McCook on Tues. January 24 at 6:00. A win would pit them in the semis against the winner of Broken Bow/Ainsworth on Fri. January 27 at 5:00 at Kearney High and a win there would put the Whippets in the finals vs. TBD on Sat. January 28 at 4:30 also at KHS.
As for the Holdrege game, Minden had scoring advantages in each quarter to gradually gain some double-digit separation. The Whippets led 25-13 at halftime and 36-18 through three periods.
see January 25 Courier for full story