North Platte Panthers Give Their Fans a Wild Ride
April 04, 2011
Both the North Platte girls and boys basketball teams gave their fans a great year this year.
The North Platte boys won their District Title. According to school records, this has not been accomplished since at least 1969. The boys worked so hard this year with new coach, Roger Giger. Mr. Giger had coached the girls’ team for more than 20 years.
The North Platte Girls won their third straight District Title and went on to place 4th at State. They had some great nail-biter moments. In the Class 2 quarterfinal against Concordia at the Independence Events Center, Emilee Buckler nailed a 3 point shot with 10 seconds on the clock to tie the game and take them into overtime. Then, Betsy Lee hit a 3 point shot, putting the North Platte Panthers up by 1 with 6 seconds left on the clock. They won 45-44. It was exciting! Not a game for those who have weak hearts!
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