AUDIO: Joel Janecek and Coach Jordan Arensdorf recap the Knights’ 2015-2016 basketball season.
For the fifth time since joining together for high school sports, the Sandhills/Thedford girls basketball team qualified for the state tournament, played March 3-5.
The Knights opened up play in the D2 tournament with a 49-36 win over Lyons-Decatur Northeast on Friday.
The Knights were then paired with the Class D1 champs from a year ago, St. Mary’s. Despite their best efforts, the Knights were bested by the Cardinals 58-50.
Sandhills/Thedford would then play for third place against the team who started the tournament as the #1 seed, Falls City Sacred Heart. After a close first half, a cold shooting second half doomed Sandhills/Thedford, and they were defeated 55-36, and finished fourth overall.
Other highlights from the state trip included Rebecca Higgins breaking a pair of tournament records. Her seven three pointers against St. Mary’s on Friday set the new tournament record for most threes in a game. Her two threes against FCSH on Saturday made her tournament total 10 three pointers, breaking the previous record of eight.
The Knights also graduate two seniors, twin sisters Avery and Madison Taylor, who have meant so much to the Knights program.
Sandhills/Thedford finished their season at 23-6 overall.