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Beatrice turned up the heat defensively Tuesday night and it paid dividends in the second half.

The Lady O bounced back from a loss to Crete with a convincing 63-47 win over Omaha Duchesne Tuesday night at the Ozone.

Four different Beatrice players scored in double figures, but it was what they did on the defensive end that created most of their scoring opportunities.

Beatrice Coach Dennis Coudeyras said the team had to make a change after the Crete loss. That change was more defensive pressure.

"We learned from Crete that we had to go out and put pressure on," Coudeyras said. "We did some things today that we haven't practiced as much as I want -- like the full court man. We gave up too many points, but the effort was tremendous. The girls really hustled out there and we had a lot of people contribute."

The game remained tight for most of the first quarter, but with the score 12-9, a basket by Carley Leners and two straight baskets by Mak Hatcliff extended Beatrice's lead to 18-9 after the first quarter.

Michaela Jones then opened the second quarter with a jumper and Hatcliff followed it up with a three pointer to make it 23-9.

Duchesne crawled back into it and made it 27-24, but Beatrice ended the first half on a 6-2 run to make it 32-26 at the half.

Leners scored nine of Beatrice's first 10 points in the third quarter and helped Beatrice extended their lead to 43-32.  The Lady O would lead 50-33 at the end of the third quarter and never looked back from there on their way to the 63-47 win.

Two Lady O players notched double-doubles. Jones had 20 points, 12 rebounds and had eight assists. Leners had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

"Both girls rebounded really well," Coudeyras said. "They are both very good rebounders and that's why Crete's 1-3-1 really hurt us because it didn't allow them to rebound as much. The Crete loss still really bothers me if you haven't noticed."

Addie Barnard caused problems for Duchesne's guards all night and ended up with 15 points and seven steals.

"Addie has tremendous speed and quick hands," Coudeyras said. "She was really able to bother (Duchesne)."

Hatcliff, a freshman, also finished in double figures scoring with 10 points.

"We didn't (Hatcliff) play a lot during the summer because of a broken bone, but we knew she had skills," Coudeyras said. "What amazes me is how quick her hands are and how she dives after balls. She plays way better defense than what we were expecting. We knew she could shoot -- but the defense has been a very pleasant surprise."

Coudeyras said despite not scoring on Tuesday, Haley Sexton has been a big contributor for the Lady O.

"(Sexton) does so many things for us," Coudeyras said. "She handles the ball and gets the ball where we need it to be. We need to get her a few more shots, but I like what she has contributed to the team so far."

The Lady O (2-1) will be in action again on Saturday when they host Roncalli Catholic.

"I still think we have a chance of being really good," Coudeyras said. "We have a lot of quickness and I think we can cause teams a lot of problems."

Sunland girls scores

FALLS CITY SH 65, LEWISTON 10

Falls City SH 16 22 17 10 -- 65

Lewiston 5 5 0 0 -- 10

Falls City SH--Stats not provided.

FREEMAN 48, H-TR-S 41

Freeman 25 9 8 6 -- 48

H-TR-S 12 11 11 7 -- 41

Freeman--Anderson 2, Meyer 6, Dorn 13, Hartwig 7, Mason 10 Holland 10.

H-TR-S--Novack 2, Blank 15, Vasco 4, Stalder 4, Svoboda 12, Reyes 4.

JOHNSON-BROCK 43, DILLER-ODELL 29

Diller-Odell 10 8 5 6 -- 29

Johnson-Brock 6 11 13 13 -- 43

Diller-Odell--Dener 2, Heidemann 2, Jones 4, Smith 2, Swanson 2, Vitosh 8, Bures 9.

Johnson-Brock--Sandfort 8, Nichols 3, Edwards 6, Westernburg 2, Koehler 2, Stutheit 17, Simon 3, Koehler 2.

MERIDIAN 73, STERLING 37

Meridian 27 15 17 14 -- 73

Sterling 9 14 8 6 -- 37

Meridian--Jo. Sobotka 8, Schafer 6, Pribyl 9, Beals 4, Miller 11, Johnson 6, Most 2, Ja. Sobotka 27.

Sterling--Wingert 14, Huls 3, Stolz 2, Wusk 2, Thies 14, Agena 2.

Lewiston--Arena 3, Wehrbein 2, Fulton 1, Christen 4.

Sunland boys scores

CENTENNIAL 43, FAIRBURY 39

Fairbury 12 11 8 8 -- 39

Centennial 12 9 13 9 -- 43

Fairbury--Amundson 9, Cole 3, DeBoer 2, Holes 4, Melcher 2, Wasserman 19.

Centennial--Thompson 1, Hirschfeld 14, Gierhan 16, Bargen 2, Haberman 10.

FALLS CITY SH 81, LEWISTON 20

Falls City SH 22 13 25 21 -- 81

Lewiston 9 5 6 0 -- 20

Falls City SH--Stats not provided.

Lewiston--Hippen 5, Meybrunn 2, Gonzalez 4, Christen 9.

FREEMAN 70, H-TR-S 30

Freeman 12 18 16 24 -- 70

H-TR-S 11 5 6 8 -- 30

Freeman--Cacek 3, Eisenbarth 17, Pelc 3, Adams 11, Beu 9, Unvert 6, Anderson 6, Yates 10, Kastanek 2, Ideus 3.

H-TR-S--Lockard 3, Kostecka 2, Bredemeier 5, Hain 5, Tackett 2, Shermatt 13.

JOHNSON-BROCK 69, DILLER-ODELL 49

Diller-Odell 12 12 9 16 -- 49

Johnson-Brock 24 8 18 19 -- 69

Diller-Odell--Arnold 10, Jones 1, Mohr 17, Warren 4, Sutton 7, Schoole 4, McLaughlin 6.

Johnson-Brock--Fossenbarger 9, Glynn 18, Clark 5, Hahn 28, Westhart 2, Bohling 7.

LOURDES CC 57, PAWNEE CITY 32

Lourdes CC 15 15 10 17 -- 57

Pawnee City 5 10 10 7 -- 32

Lourdes CC--Miller 13, Ragland 12, Vasa 16, Funke 7, Fredrichs 9.

Pawnee City--Koester 3, Mawhiney 7, Lierz 1, Fortunato 5, Davis 12, Adams 4.

PALMYRA 56, JCC 43

Johnson County Central 5 9 19 10 -- 43

Palmyra 17 10 10 19 -- 56

Johnson County Central--Arellano 16, Kleesties 9, Dorsey 6, Liberty 5, Waring 4, Kongmanyvong 3.

Palmyra--Bessey 15, Becker 11, Davis 8, Hornby 6, Jones 6, Reed 3, Kempke 3, Dillon 2, White 2.

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