After a 1-5 start to the season, Falls City High’s Lady Tigers have rattled off three wins in their last four outings, including a pair of victories in the consolation finals of their two holiday tournaments.
The Lady Tigers improved to 4-6 Saturday afternoon with a 37-31 win over Auburn in the Southeast Nebraska tournament at Peru State College.
Senior Brooke Scheitel led the Lady Tigers with 10 points
Nebraska City Lourdes handed FC their lone loss of the week, 43-35, Friday night in the tourney’s opening round.
The Lady Tigers responded admirably after a tough three-point loss to Maryville, MO, in the first round of the Bishop LeBlond Holiday tournament held last weekend in St. Joe.
FC held off Rock Port, MO, 34-32, last Monday in the consolation final of the bracket. FC junior Sydney Armbruster finished with a team-high 18 points.
The Lady Tigers cruised past Mid-Buchanan, 51-35, in their second round game behind a career day from senior Brooke Scheitel, who nailed five three-point shots and finished with a career-high 22 points. Freshman Alyssa Frederick added 10 points off the bench.
FC travels to Marysville, KS, tonight and are at Johnson-Brock Thursday night before returning home against Tri County next Tuesday.
Scoring vs. Auburn
FC – Scheitel 10, Olberding 5, Frederick 5, S. Armbruster 8, B. Armbruster 2, Vrtiska.
Scoring vs. NCL
FC – Scheitel 3, Olberding 4, Frederick 11, S. Armbruster 9, B. Armbruster 5, Vrtiska 3.
LeBlond Consolation Final
Falls City 34, Rock Port 32
FC – Scheitel 7, Frederick 3, Sydney Armbruster 18, Vrtiska 4, Bauman 2.
RP – Lahue 3, Burke 9, Taya Lewis 20.
LeBlond 2nd Round
Falls City 51, Mid-Buchanan 35
FC – Scheitel 22, Olberding 5, Frederick 10, S. Armbruster 2, B. Armbruster 2 Vrtiska 7, Lunsford 1, Bauman 2.
M-B – Cockbiel 1, Price 1, Hyde 4, Hayner 15, Chaney 2, Montgomery 5, Cormier 7.