Lady Cardinals Clinch Win Over Mitchell With Late Free Throws

Photo Courtesy: Jill Paopao

Macey Daniels dropped in a career high 14-points and Jaleigh McCartney knocked down a pair of free throws in the late moments as Chadron defeated Mitchell 39-36 in their opener of the Western Conference Tournament on Thursday.

The win moves Chadron into a 6:00 pm showdown with Sidney on Friday night at Scottsbluff High School.

The Lady Cardinals got it rolling early behind six first quarter points from Demi Ferguson on their way to building a 9-2 lead.

Mitchell would win the 2nd quarter, but Chadron held a 16-12 halftime lead.

The Tigers exploded for 17 points in the 3rd quarter and took a 29-23 lead into the final period, but Chadron returned the favor in the 4th quarter by outsourcing Mitchell 16-7.

Daniels was the only Cardinal in double figures. Ferguson finished with 9 and McCartney tallied 7.