WAYNE — The Lady Bears walked away from the talentlaiden Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout with a 1-2 record.
The Laurel-Concord-Coleridge girls opened the three-day post Holiday tourney with a tough one-point loss to Class C1 Arlington.
The Orange and Black trailed 14-11 early, but applied the defensive pressure in the second frame to outscore Arlington, 14-6, to take a 25-20 advantage into the halftime break.
The two teams traded baskets evenly to open the second half with the third quarter ending with LCC on top, 33-28.
Arlington rallied in the final frame to outscore LCC 11-5 and sneak away with the 39-38 win.
Erica Wolfgram and Delaney Ehlers powered the Bear offense with 12 points each.
LCC 11 148 5 — 38 Arlington 14 6 8 11 — 39
LCC - Delaney Ehlers, 12; Erica Wolfgram, 12; Makayla Forsberg, 8; Kinsey Hall, 5; Berniece McCorkindale, 1. Arlington - Kylee Bruning, 11; Jaidyn Spoon, 9; Kailynn Gubbels, 7; Kate Miller, 7; Hailey Brenn, 3; Sarah Theiler, 2.
WAYNE — Laurel-Concord-Coleridge took control early and never looked back in a 41-29 victory over Auburn in secondround action Saturday.
LCC outscored Auburn 22-12 in the middle two periods to take over the game,
Delaney Ehlers scored a game-high 17 points for LCC, while Kinsey Hall added nine points in the win.
Jocelyn Lambert led Auburn with nine points.
LCC 9 10 12 10 — 41 Auburn 6 3 9 11 — 29
SCORING LCC - Delaney Ehlers, 17; Kinsey Hall, 9;
In the fifth-place game, Cedar Catholic handed the Lady Bears a 59-40 setback.
The Lady Trojans built a 12-point halftime advantage and then cruised in the second half for the 19-point win for the fifth-place plaque.
Kinsey Hall paced the Lady Bears with 14 points.
Brynn Wortmann hit eight 3-pointers and scored a tournament-high 30 points for the Lady Trojans.
Makenna Noecker added 14 points and Aiden Wortmann had 13.
The Lady Trojans took control almost from the opening tip, building a 17-9 first-quarter advantage.
The Lady Bears rebounded in the second frame to put up 14, but Cedar dropped in 18 of its own to take a 35-23 lead into the break.
The Hartington team outscored LCC 24-17 over the final 16 minutes to seal the win.
LCC 9 14 8 9 — 40 Cedar 17 188 16 — 59 SCORING LCC — Kinsey Hall, 14; Makayla Forsberg, 9; Erica Wolfgram, 7; Delaney Ehlers, 6; Haley Christensen, 2; Reggan Kuhlman, 2. Cedar Catholic — Brynn Wortmann, 30; Makenna Noecker, 14; Aiden Wortmann, 13;