NEVADA - The Nevada boys’ basketball team shot the ball well inside and played great defense on the perimeter to get past South Hardin, 71-62, in its season opener Monday.


The Cubs shot 44 percent from the field and they made 53 percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line. Nevada also held South Hardin to just 2 of 22 shooting from 3-point range and forced 15 turnovers.


Nevada used a strong second quarter to take a 40-25 lead at the half. South Hardin pulled within eight points after three quarters, but the Cubs turned up the pace offensively in the fourth quarter to hold off the Tigers.


Tyler Sansgaard went for 21 points and he also pulled down five rebounds for Nevada in the win. Henry Nelson stepped up with 16 points, four rebounds and three steals.


Colin Memmer tallied 10 points and three assists and Ty Dittmer came up with nine points and three rebounds. Cooper Bovee was strong inside with six points, nine rebounds and three steals.


Spencer Grant chipped in four points, Chase Lycke three points and assists apiece and Mylee Wilkerson two points for the Cubs.


Nevada 71, South Hardin 62


SH 12 13 17 20 - 62


N 16 24 10 21 - 71


Nevada (71) - Colin Memmer 3-5 1-2 10, Chase Lycke 1-4 0-0 3, James Edwards 0-0 0-0 0, Ty Dittmer 3-6 2-2 9, Tyler Sansgaard 6-20 8-15 21, Caden Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Spencer Grant 1-2 2-2 4, Henry Nelson 7-13 2-3 16, Myleek Wilkerson 1-2 0-1 2, Cooper Bovee 2-3 2-2 6. Totals: 24-54 17-26 71. 3-point field goals (6): Memmer 3, Llycke, Dittmer, Sansgaard. Rebounds (30): Bovee 9. Assists (11): Memmer 3, Lycke 3. Steals (11): Nelson 3, Bovee 3. Blocks: None. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Nelson.