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Cubs come up short against No. 7 Lions in regional semifinals: Nevada gives good effort in 56-40 loss

Joe Randleman
Nevada Journal
Alexandria Arnaud

DES MOINES - The Nevada girls’ basketball team hung with No. 7 Des Moines Christian for a quarter, but the Cubs couldn’t quite keep up over the final 24 minutes in suffering a 56-40 loss during the Class 3A regional semifinals Feb. 17. 

Nevada led 10-9 after the first quarter. But Des Moines Christian went up 30-24 at the half and pushed its lead to 15 points after three quarters to put the game away. 

The Cubs ended the season with a 12-10 record. They shot 43 %, nearly identical to the Lions’ 45 % showing, but couldn’t shake a 29-16 rebounding deficit and 22 turnovers. 

Alexandria Arnaud stepped up with 14 points and two steals and Shelbi Hazlitt had 12 points and three steals for the Cubs. Sydney Mosinski added seven points and two rebounds in her final game and Maddie Dunham finished with four points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. 

Shelbi Hazlitt

Des Moines Christian advanced to the district finals with a 20-3 record. Moriah Prewitt went for 23 points, four steals and three assists and Kaitlyn Mumm 15 points and eight rebounds for the Lions. 

Des Moines Christian 56, Nevada 40  

N        10   14     7     9 – 40 

DMC    9   21   16   10 – 56 

Nevada (40) - Sydney Mosinski 2-6 3-5 7, Alexandria Arnaud 5-8 1-2 14, Shelbi Hazlitt 5-15 0-0 12, Maddie Dunham 2-5 0-0 4, Addi Vorm 0-0 0-0 0, Faith Hendricks 0-0 0-0 0, Tessa Borwick 0-0 1-4 1, Bridget Cahill 0-0 0-0 0, Savannah Skaggs 1-1 0-0 2, Aubrey Gibson 0-0 0-0 0, Kayla Dunson 0-0 0-0 0, Mayzi Weig 0-0 0-0 0, Katelyn Kingsbury 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 15-35 5-11 40. 3-point field goals (5): Arnaud 3, Hazlitt 2. Rebounds (16): Dunham 6. Assists (13): Borwick 7. Steals (12): Hazlitt 3. Blocks (1): Arnaud. Fouls: 12. 

DMC (56) - Moriah Prewitt 8-20 4-5 23, Megan Miller 1-4 2-2 4, Kaitlyn Mumm 7-10 1-1 15, Blayne Ingram 2-4 1-2 6, Kate Muller 2-7 0-0 6, Maren Miller 1-2 0-0 2, Joslyn Helgens 0-0 0-0 0, Ashlyn Bakke 0-0 0-0 0, Grace Hudson 0-0 0-0 0, Abby Hall 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 21-47 8-10 56. 3-point field goals (6): Prewitt 3, Muller 2, Ingram. Rebounds (29): Mumm 8, Ingram 8. Assists (13): M. Miller 7. Steals (14): Prewitt 4. Blocks (2): M. Miller, K. Miller.