(Neb.)- McCartney Drops 34 In Rotary Tournament Championship Win
(Chadron)- Jadyn McCartney knocked down five first half three pointers en route to 34-points as Chadron held off Hemingford 47-31 for the Chadron Rotary Holiday Classic girls championship.
McCartney totaled seven makes from deep, her most on the season to help indivdually outscore the Lady Cats as a team.
The Lady Cardinals came out of the gates hot, draining three from distance and using a rock solid defense to capture a 13-3 lead after one quarter.
McCartney and the Cardinals kept the wheels turning in the second quarter coming away with three more three pointers to push the halftime lead out to 12, 27-15.
Hemingford was able to trim the deficit down to 7-points early in the third quarter, but the Lady Cardinals responded everytime to hold their lead 36-26 after three quarters.
The defense put the seal on the game in the final period, holding the Lady Bobcats to four points in the final 8-minutes.
McCartneys 34-points broke her out of a slump in which she was held under 20-points in back to back games after averaging 27 in the first six games of the season.
Dana Dunbar finished her night with 7-points, while Danille Johnson capped off her night with 5. Teagan Westemeier made a free throw.
Chadron will now be back in action next Friday at Sidney where they will face Gothenburg in a neutral site game.
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