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Nemaha Central Dominates Second Halves to Sweep Holton
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports

After shaking off a little holiday rust, both Nemaha Central boys and girls teams used dominating second half performances to pul away for convincing Big 7 League wins at Holton on Friday night. 

GIRLS = Nemaha Central 45, Holton 28

Despite trailing 16-15 at halftime and struggling to make some shots, the #1 ranked Lady Thunder remained undfeated on the season (7-0) with a dominating 30-12 second half at Holton.  Jacy Dalinghaus took over with 18 of her 21 points after intermission, including 14 in the fourth quarter while Aleigh Kramer hit three treys and aded 14 points in Nemaha Central's closest game of the season.  The Thunder are averaging an assist on 75 percent of their make field goals and outscoring opponents by 30 points on average.  

Holton got 12 points from Saydee Tanking but nobody else had more than five and the Wildcats committed 12 of their 18 turnovers in the second half before falling to 4-2 on the season.  

BOYS = Nemaha Central 59, Holton 31

Nemaha Central was very effective on offense and had nine different players score while posting more points in all four quarters.  Dalton Schmelzle led the way with 18 points while Matt Baumgartner chipped in 10.  Andrew Leonard made three of the Thunder six triples to add nine points and Cole Kramer added eight as NC improved to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in Big 7 play.  Nemaha led 28-18 at halftime and outscored Holton 29-12 in the final two frames.    

Holton had eight players score but none more than Zane Moylan's eight points as the Wildcats were held to single digits in each of the four periods.  The Wildcats made just eight field goals on the night before falling to 1-5 on the year.  

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Jacy Dalinghaus and Dalton Schmelzle of Nemaha Central

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