Neither team was great from the free throw line. But it was the amount of trips each team took to the line that made the difference in Tekamah-Herman’s 41-35 win over West Point-Beemer last Saturday.
West Point-Beemer was 11-of-24 from the charity stripe. As for Tekamah-Herman, the Tigers made 47 trips to the line, making 25 of them.
“You can’t allow a team to get to the line that many times and expect to win the ball game,” Cadet head coach Terry Doggett said. “But we knew it was going to be a dogfight. We had that expectation coming in.”
West Point-Beemer led most of the game, but found themselves down in the fourth quarter. It was Tekamah-Herman’s missed free throws down the stretch, however, that kept Cadets within striking distance.
With a chance to tie up the game late, West Point-Beemer couldn’t get that bucket to fall as their bid for a third straight win fell short.
“I was extremely pleased with how we executed. It was a well fought game. If you can lose, and see positives, that’s exactly what happened,” Doggett said. “There were a lot of positives that came out of this game."
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