Cadets make trip to Lincoln

Cadet sophomore Sidney Swanson handles the ball with pressure from Crusaders’ Allyson Korte during the opening round of the Class C1 state tourney Thursday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

One and done is certainly not the outcome West Point-Beemer was hoping for as the Cadets fell to Lincoln Christian 46-35 in the opening round of the Class C1 girls state basketball tourney Thursday morning at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

And while the Cadets’ long-awaited return to Lincoln was short-lived, there was plenty to be proud of, especially for a team that broke the program’s 42-year state drought.

“All season long, we set goals for what we wanted to achieve. Obviously, making it to state was a big part of that,” Cadet head coach Taylor Shepard said. “The girls had a phenomenal season. It really helps set the tone for us moving into the future.”

Shepard added that nothing can diminish the memories that were made from the Cadets state appearance. And that she has nothing but pride for this group.

“This was a great opportunity. We saw and competed against the best of the best,” Shepard said.

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