Missouri High School Basketball - North Platte thwarts Wellington-NapoleonFebruary 19, 2015: Dearborn, MO 64439
The North Platte Panthers (Dearborn, MO) basketball knocked off the visiting Wellington-Napoleon Tigers (Wellington, MO), 53-38 in Thursday's non-league test.
The Tigers now own a 20-5 record.
Turnovers were the difference tonight. I thought we did a nice job on defense and on offense when we got there. We really struggled with handling the ball. North Platte does a great job of applying tremendous pressure, and we didn't handle it well at all. We played hard the entire night and hung around, we just couldn't ever get comfortable and that was the difference. They are one of the best teams in the state so it was good to play against a team like that heading into District play. We had some positives that we can build off of as well so this game was a great learning experience for us.