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Prep roundup: Morris girls lose to Ottawa; Seneca, Newark pick up wins

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

In girls basketball action over the weekend, Morris lost to Ottawa, Seneca beat Serena and Newark beat Hinckley-Big Rock in come from behind fashion in Little 10 Conference play.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ottawa 65,

Morris 48

The Morris girls moved to .500 on the season at 7-7 with the loss to Ottawa.

Julie Jurasits led the Redskins with 14 points and seven rebounds and Alex Kjellesvik added seven points.

In the freshman-sophomore game, Morris lost, 39-31, despite 10 points from Meghan Smith, nine from Janelle Brehm and eight from Jessica Jurak.

Seneca 40,

Serena 28

Danielle Hauch had 16 points and nine rebounds as the Lady Irish won the nonconference basketball game against the Lady Huskers. Kayla Haines added seven points and 11 rebounds and Anna Baker had 10 points.

“Defensively we did a great job,” Seneca coach Barb Beck said. “It was a balanced team effort on the court that got us by a very good Serena team.”

Seneca is 14-3 on the season.

Newark 39,

Hinckley-Big Rock 35

Kristine Zitt had 18 points and Jasmine Mitchell 10 in the win by the Lady Norse.

“It was a great comeback after being down by seven in the fourth quarter,” Newark coach Brian Holman said. “We had some great senior leadership in the fourth quarter and that was nice to see.”

BOYS BASKETBALL

Prairie Central 90,

Reed-Custer 59

Mason Dransfeldt had 11 points and Travis Schoonover had 10 points in the nonconference loss.

“We came out and had good energy early,” R-C coach Mark Porter said. “But the second and fourth quarters were where we really struggled tonight. Central has an outstanding team.”

In the frosh-soph game, Central won, 63-55, despite 13 points from A.J. Simonelli and 13 points and seven rebounds by Tommy Shaw. Additionally for the Comets, Neil O’Donnell had 11 points, five rebounds and seven assists.

Dwight 57,

Newark 43

Caleb Boma had 11 points to lead Dwight while Trison Dircks added nine points.

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